Welcoming College Town
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Beyond the Campus
The small-town atmosphere of Kirksville, located in the northeast corner of Missouri, provides the perfect place for active, engaged students to live, learn, work, and play. Removed from the hustle and bustle of a larger, impersonal city, Kirksville is right in the middle of everything within driving distance of St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, and Des Moines providing the best of both worlds.
With a population of around 17,500 people, plus more than 6,000 students, Kirksville serves as an educational hub. Not only is it home to Truman State University, it is also home base for a medical school and one of the locations for a local community college.
One of the best parts of this college town is that practically everything students need is close to campus. Shopping, restaurants, cafes, nightlife and more are located downtown just a few blocks from campus. And there's always something going on around town from summer festivals, to concerts in an outdoor amphitheater, to plays and art exhibits. There's also a large state park featuring a 573-acre lake nearby offering a variety of outdoor activities.
Truman plays a major role in this friendly community, and the town embraces and welcomes students and their families with warm smiles. Students discover a place where they can pursue their interests and create a rich college experience that they’ll remember long after graduation.
"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)