Truman at a Glance
- Location: Kirksville, Missouri
- Kirksville population: 17,000*
- Year founded: 1867
- Campus size: 180 acres, plus a working instructional farm
- School colors: Purple and white
- Mascot: Bulldog
- Truman is Missouri’s only highly selective public university.
- Undergraduate students: 5,700*
- Graduate students: 290*
- International students: 350* from more than 40 countries
- Male/female ratio: 41:59
- GPA of incoming students: 92 percent with 3.25 or higher
- Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate: 89%
- Approximately 20 percent of Truman students from Missouri were awarded the State of Missouri's Bright Flight Scholarship.
- Majors/minors: 48/45
- Academic calendar: Semester system divided by a summer session
- Nearly 90 percent of classes have fewer than 40 students.
- More than 1,200 undergraduates participate in undergraduate research each year.
- Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
- Courses taught by instructional faculty —not teaching assistants: 99%
- Truman is one of only two Missouri public universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
- Students studying abroad: 400 annually, choosing from more than 50 countries
- Truman is one of only 175 institutions accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International.
- Truman has produced the most Academic All-Americans in NCAA Division II.
- Freshmen who live on campus: 98%
- Residence life: 7 coed residence halls, 1 suite-style hall, and 3 apartment complexes on campus
- Varsity athletics teams: 20 (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and wrestling for men; basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball for women)
- Student organizations: 240*, ranging from the Freethinkers Society to the Roller Hockey Club to the Nursing Students Association
- Athletics conference: NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference
- Student media on campus: Truman Media Network, made up of The Index (student newspaper), Detours (Midwest travel magazine produced by Truman students), KTRM 88.7 (student-run radio station), and News 36, KTRM-TV (student-run broadcast news)
- Students involved in sororities/fraternities: 18%/22%
- Six months after graduation, 92 percent of the Class of 2012 were either employed or pursuing further education in graduate school.
- The Class of 2012 had a 100 percent law school acceptance rate.
- Class of 2012 graduates are now working for BKD, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, Mallinckrodt, Mayo Clinic, Peace Corps, Sisters of St. Mary Healthcare, Target, United States Army, Williams-Keepers LLC, and more.
- Recent graduates continued their education at universities such as Columbia, Creighton, George Mason, Harvard, Loyola, Northwestern, St. Louis University, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Washington University, among others.
- The most recent rankings place Truman’s first-time pass rates on the CPA exam #4 nationally.
- 100 percent of Truman education majors have met every state exit standard by the time they graduate.
- Over the past 10 years, Truman’s acceptance rate into medical school has averaged nearly 70 percent—more than 20 percent higher than the national average.