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Take a Virtual Tour of Campus

Get a feel for our park-like campus without leaving home. Let our student tour guides introduce you to some of their favorite places through videos, photos and 360s.

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Truman’s Bulldog Advantage

Truman’s Bulldog Advantage

Quality academics, great value for the money, high graduation rates and excellent job placement are just a few of the reasons students choose Truman, but there are so many more. To get started, check out the top 10 reasons why Truman is the smart choice.

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Our Stories

Our Stories

Truman is made up of a community of curious and smart learners who like to keep busy, have fun and explore new things. Discover how Truman has impacted the lives of students, faculty and alumni.

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Join the Pursuit

Join the Pursuit

At Truman, you can explore new ideas and gain a deeper understanding of the world and your place in it. And getting a top-notch education won’t cost you a fortune. Your application is your first step, and there’s no application fee to apply as a freshman.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

We believe that an exceptional education should be within reach for all, so we take every opportunity to help you by offering a generous scholarship program — 94% of our freshmen received Truman merit scholarships last year.

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Ranked Among the Best

Ranked Among the Best

Students and their families benefit from Truman’s commitment to high academic quality and affordability, a winning combination that gains Truman national recognition in publications such as U.S. News & World Report’s Best College rankings.

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Visit Our Welcoming Community

Visit Our Welcoming Community

One visit to campus and you’ll discover a vibrant community offering everything curious and passionate students need to stay active, learn, develop, and grow.  Sign up for our next Saturday Showcase on March 30 or select the type of visit that’s the best fit for you. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Jenna Fischer Speech Moved to Pershing ArenaJenna Fischer Speech Moved to Pershing Arena

March 18, 2019

The speech was originally scheduled for Baldwin Auditorium, which has a capacity of about 1,400. Free tickets for that event were claimed within 24 hours, and a wait list quickly accumulated more than 200 requests before that service ended. With the venue now switched to Pershing Arena, which has a seating capacity of 2,500, tickets will again be made available.

Havana Cuba All-Stars to Finish Out Kohlenberg Lyceum SeasonHavana Cuba All-Stars to Finish Out Kohlenberg Lyceum Season

March 18, 2019

This tour brings together some of Cuba's greatest musicians, as well as three of the country's finest dancing couples. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from "Son Cubano" style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

Bookstore Marks Reopening with Book SigningBookstore Marks Reopening with Book Signing

March 18, 2019

The University Bookstore will host a book signing session with published professors, March 21-22.

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public university in the Midwest Region
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#1
value in the nation among public colleges & universities
Consumers Digest

#7
master's university in the nation
Washington Monthly