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Prove what’s possible with a multidimensional experience designed for you and built for the modern world. Explore your interests, pursue your passions, and prepare for the life you want to live.


We combine the foundational principles of the liberal arts and sciences with dynamic experiential learning to develop multidimensional professionals for the modern world.
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Welcome to a student-first culture and close-knit campus community. This is where you’ll be accepted for who you are and challenged to be the person you want to become.
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Driven Students, Dynamic Faculty, A World of Opportunity

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Ranked the #1 Public School in the Midwest for 26 Consecutive Years

Truman graduates work for the best companies in the world, attend the best graduate schools and earn nearly $10,000 more than the national average.

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What's Happening at Truman

Check out all the great things happening around campus and throughout our community.

Faculty members (from left) Daniela Ostrowski, Joyce Patrick, Stephanie Maiden, Brett Berke and Hajee Mendis

Faculty Work on NSF Grant Leads to New Microscope for Truman

Thanks to some determined faculty members and a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, Truman will soon have a new piece of equipment that will open research avenues and provide more hands-on opportunities for students.

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Winners Announced for Business Entrepreneurial Pitch Competitions

More than 60 high school and college students participated in the Bulldog B.I.T.E. competition and Bulldog Pitch Day.

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Big Week of Giving Helps Benefit Pantry for Adair Country

More than 300 canned good donations were collected during the 2023 Big Week of Giving to help support the Food Pantry for Adair County.

Don't forget to file your FAFSA. Registration opens by December 31, 2023.

FAFSA Applications to be Available by Dec. 31

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 school year is scheduled to go live by Dec. 31.

Basketball Alumni Offer $25K in Challenge

Members of 1978-79 men’s basketball conference championship and Hall of Fame team are providing $25,000 as a matching gift challenge to support the men’s basketball program.

Franita Tolson

Alumna Leads USC School of Law

By keeping an open mind, Franita Tolson (’01) has put together a decorated career as a law professor and dean.

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St. Louis Ballet to Perform in Kohlenberg Lyceum Series

The St. Louis Ballet will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium to perform selections from the holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”

"Truman is a liberal arts and sciences school that gives you a vast array of skills that prepare you for the future."
Mitchell Heberer

Class of ‘21