Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Truman’s vibrant, active campus is made up of a community of learners. Individually and collectively, people at Truman are driven to know, to learn, to understand, and to extend the reach of shared knowledge.
A Connected Leader
The University president exemplifies the Truman spirit by engaging with students at every possible opportunity—from Coffee with the President events where any member of the campus community can ask questions about issues facing the University to a starring role in fun video messages sent to students.
Bright and Curious Students
Truman students like to ask the tougher questions and pursue the more complicated answers. They challenge each, care about each other, and want to make the world better. Virtually all 250 student organizations undertake advocacy, service, or professional preparation.
Our faculty in each of our academic departments eagerly share their knowledge and experiences. They advise academic clubs and honor societies. They suggest internships and research. They pursue excellence in teaching and compelling scholarship—guiding, mentoring, and challenging their students to explore the questions that matter.
The curiosity that fuels Truman’s intellectual pursuits produces knowledgeable alumni, questioning, learning, understanding, and expanding a shared knowledge base in a wide range of industries and professions. They pursue lives as capable professionals, engaged citizens, and supportive colleagues.
All across campus, helpful staff can tell you all sorts of information about Truman and answer questions ranging from the location of the best group-study areas in the library to hours for the Rec Center to types of financial aid, including scholarships and work study.
"I found it very relaxing to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city and get the chance to enjoy all of the aspects of a smaller town. This town is a wonderful place to enhance your college experience."
– Bethany Williams (’13), Communication major