Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
The Truman Campus
Home to Most of Our Students
Our residence halls and campus suites—nearly all of which are new or have been renovated in the past five years—are home to 98 percent of our freshmen and a majority of our sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Students studying a range of subjects from music to communication to biology can pursue their curiosity in depth using our state-of-the-art classrooms and learning facilities that include multiple scientific teaching and research laboratories, a greenhouse, walk-in environmental chambers, production lab facilities, a music computing lab, and an electronic music studio, among others.
A Sunny Place to Study
The Pickler Memorial Library—complete with lots of open space, window seating, views of the Quad, and a large atrium—houses more than 500,000 volumes and features computer labs, a café, group meeting and study rooms, an assistive technology lab, and many other services available for student use.
In all, our comfortable, welcoming community features everything students need to stay active, learn, develop, and grow.
The Student Union features the University Bookstore, Mainstreet Market, Jazzman’s Café, and community spaces where students can socialize, attend events, or study. And our Recreation Center provides a place for students to stay active and healthy through the use of our multiple gymnasiums, weight room, cardio equipment, fitness classes, intramural sports, and more. The Quad, a beautiful grassy park area in the heart of campus, is a fun and relaxing place with all kinds of spontanetous events from Frisbee, to yoga, to an energetic game of Humans vs. Zombies.
"I love the easiness to get to know your professors and the resources that are available for students. It is easy to see the faculty’s dedication towards the students’ success, and I especially like that we are constantly challenged to be better. It can be very stressful at times, but it teaches you a lot."
– Roberto R., Psychology & Biology double major