Why Truman?

TOP 10 Reasons Truman State University is a Smart Choice

1) Truman’s Bulldog Advantage

Truman’s quality academics, great value for the money, high graduation rates and excellent job placement give you the greatest lifetime return on your investment.

2) Free Undergraduate Application, Generous Scholarships & Stackable Financial Aid

There’s no application fee for your undergraduate admission application. Truman offers a generous scholarship program, and you can combine grants and scholarships up to the cost of attendance. In addition, Truman routinely provides awards to Pell-eligible Missouri residents up to the cost of tuition.

3) Recognized Results, In A Big Way

Truman’s reputation for exceptional academics has earned some serious praise as one of the nation’s best values for high-quality academics. In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide names Truman as the

• #1 public school in the Midwest region
• #9 university in the Midwest (public and private)
• #5 in the Midwest for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”
• #6 in the Midwest for “Most Innovative Schools”

4) A Place to Pursue Your Passions

If you have a thirst for learning that draws you to new ideas and a desire to make an impact on the world,  you can immerse yourself in a campus where people live and breathe their passions.

5) Real World Experience

There are countless endeavors that go beyond the expected to heighten every aspect of your educational experience so you’re ready to enter the working world or graduate/professional school.

6) Personal Learning Environment

Truman provides the type of learning environment where the intellectually curious thrive. Our small classes allow for meaningful interactions with your professors — talking, advising, mentoring, learning and teaching.

7) Caring Campus Culture

Overwhelmingly, our students tell us how their professors are helping them pursue their dreams and ambitions. Faculty will challenge you, invest in you and inspire you.

8) Vibrant Campus Life

You’ll be surprised at how much there is to do here on campus. You can get involved in any number of our 250 student groups. So join an intramural team, run for Student Government, get involved in Greek Life. Have coffee with friends at Starbucks in the library. Attend concerts sponsored by the Student Activities Board. And meet potential employers at the Career Expos.

9) Surprising Connections

At Truman, you’re challenged to learn broadly, think deeply and ask thoughtful questions. Whether you’re a scientist with a creative side or an artist who’s curious about science, you’ll have countless opportunities to discover connections across a wide range of endeavors.

10) A Community of Friends, Mentors, Teachers and Fellow Learners

As you reach for the horizon, for the life you want to live and the difference you want to make in the world, you’ll find company for the pursuit. Truman is an intentional community working together, challenging each other, and caring for each other and the world.

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“People at Truman, whether they be students, faculty, or staff, are always willing to help out, and you can tell that the students here want to help each other reach their goals.”
— Devon R.

“Professors genuinely care about their students’ futures and have invested so much in me personally that many of my professional opportunities are due to them.”
— Josh W.

“At Truman, I learned to effectively handle academics, undergraduate research, and clubs, as well as personal relationships with mentors and other professionals.”
— Jayme R.

“Professors have so much knowledge and advice to offer you. They really help enhance the experience and can better prepare you for life after graduation.”
— Hannah D.

“You can count on the fact that your professors will know your name, say ‘hi’ to you on campus, ask about life, and go out of their way to help with everything from research to internships to studying abroad.”
— Rachel F.

Nationally Recognized as a Top University

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Ranked No. Public University in the Midwest

Ranked 9th out of 50 most affordable colleges