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Every aspect of your student journey is deliberately crafted to fulfill your needs, potential, and impact.
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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

Our Impact

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.

Spike, the Truman mascot, preparing for Pizza Bowl

Pizza Bowl Returns Feb. 9

In honor of National Pizza Day, Feb. 9, students are invited to attend Spikes Annual Pizza Bowl for free pizza and a chance to vote for the best pizza in town.

Asif Ali

SAB Presents Comedian Asif Ali

Comedian and actor Asif Ali will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

Tea Time with Sue

“Tea Time” Talks Esports and Baking

University President Sue Thomas welcomed Isiah Slater from the Truman esports team for a recent episode of “Tea Time with Sue.”

Susana Mendoza

Alumna to Serve as Holman Speaker

Susana Mendoza (’94) will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall as part of the Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series.

Calculator and tax documents

Organization Offers Free Help with Tax Preparation

Beta Alpha Psi will host Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sessions from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 11, Feb. 25 and March 25 in Violette Hall 1424.

Room in residence hall

Housing Renewal Now Open for Next Year

Students interested in living on campus during the 2023-2024 school year can now make arrangements to do so.

Joanna Hubbard and Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes

Hubbard and Hayes Earn Academic Innovation Awards

Joanna Hubbard, assistant professor of biology, and Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes, assistant professor of Spanish, were the fall 2022 winners of the Truman Academic Innovation Award.


ITS Performs Winter Upgrades

During winter break, several technology upgrades and maintenance were completed.

"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