Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
At Truman, our students are anything but ordinary, and they share a passion for learning. In fact, they are passionate about everything they pursue — academically, socially and personally. They reach for the horizon, for the life they want to live and the difference they want to make in the world.
Truman has the highest percent of students with Missouri's prestigious Bright Flight Scholarship, and 92% of this year's incoming class had a GPA of 3.25 or higher. About half our students choose to continue their education in graduate school.
Truman students participate in nearly 240 student organizations (71 percent of them in two or more), athletics, intramural sports, student media and more — around 20% participate in Greek life. One in five students at Truman pursues serious research as an undergraduate — and students broaden their horizons through other opportunities beyond the classroom such as study abroad, internships and service learning.
"The diversity of the students at Truman definitely surprised me. We’re in a small town in northeast Missouri, but there are students from all over the world here."
– Erin M., Music Performance (voice)