Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Student Organizations: Alpha Phi Omega (Service Fraternity), Nursing Students Association, Truman Club Swim Team, Truman Club Tennis Team
What has been the most surprising thing about studying at Truman?
I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like it here because Kirksville is a small town. However, I soon found out that I was completely wrong! There is always something to do here, and there are so many ways to get involved at Truman. My weeks are always so busy with activities and events that help me meet new people and make great memories.
How would you describe your professors?
The professors here want you to succeed. If you ever need help with anything, they are more than willing to be of assistance. Most of the professors offer office hours outside of class, which can be very useful.
How would you describe your experience making friends at Truman?
Coming to college wasn’t easy for me. Leaving home and leaving my family was hard. After I started talking to people and getting more involved, however, I slowly started to become more comfortable, and I made a lot of new friends. College is an adjustment for everyone, and you just have to put yourself out there and experience it at your own pace.
What advice would you give to international students who are considering coming to Truman?
Truman is a great place to receive an amazing education at an affordable cost. It can be scary and challenging to come to a new school in a new country, but the experience is worth it. Focus on your school work, but don’t forget to have a good time, too!
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"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; Saint Louis, Missouri