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TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY, KIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI

Kirksville, MissouriLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1867Established Year
  6272Enrollment

Truman State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1867, Truman State University is a public insite that has been producing brilliant scholars for more than 150 years. The organization is a renowned name in the US Education System that commits to the spirit of its motto “Preparing you for life well beyond your first job” and offers more than 150 diverse courses at undergraduate and graduate level of studies.

Regarded as one the most affordable universities for international students to study in the USA, the institute has a total student enrollment of around 17,000 that welcomes international applicants from more than 48 countries across the globe. It also provides a rich traditional background to its candidates and operates on a Student-to-Faculty ratio of 16: 1

Admissions at Truman State University are offered in the 2 seasonal intakes of Fall and Spring. The institute requires no application fee from its students and thus ensures equal chance at quality education for all. With an acceptance rate of nearly 65%, the university is one of the moderately selective academic institutes in the country.

Rankings

  • Truman University has been ranked consistently #1 for 23 years as the best public university in the Midwest region by U.S News and World Report. 
  • It is also included in the “Best 385 Colleges” across the globe by Princeton Review in the latest edition of 2020 rankings.
  • The institute also ranks at #2 under the category of Best Undergraduate Teaching for the year 2020.

Highlights

Campus SettingRural
EndowmentUSD 45.9 million
Campus Housing Capacity42%
Application FeeNot applicable
Application SeasonFall and Spring
Acceptance rate65%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk(660)785-4114, admissions@truman.edu
Student Retention Rate87%

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The Truman State University since 1914 is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The Truman State University, Missouri offers a campus of 180 acres in the city of Kirksville.
  • A crowd of more than 17,000 are active on the campus of the University including 5,000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students.
  • International students with strength of 374 across 48 countries are enrolled as a part of the University.
  • With more than 250 student organizations to choose from, 71% students are part of two or more societies.

Housing facilities/ residence

  • More than 95% freshmen opt to live on-campus in their initial years at the University.
  • The Truman State University accommodates the students in traditional suites as well as apartment designed residence halls.
  •  Each hall is well equipped with recreational centers such as Weight room, Basketball court, gymnasium and completely furnished cardio rooms.
  • The University owns five residence halls for the students namely, Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall, Centennial Hall, Dobson Hall, Missouri Hall and Ryle Hall.
  • On-campus apartments include Campbell Apartment and Randolph Apartment.
  • All residence halls are fully furnished with facilities like Free laundry service, Free Wi-Fi, Co-ed housing, Tobacco and Alcohol free zone, Furniture, One kitchen per floor, among others.

Courses

Truman State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,898 and offers a plethora of courses for international students including more than 130 Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. 

Some majors of the University are such as Accounting, Actuarial Science, African-American Studies, Agricultural Science, Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration and Communication.

The university provides its ranging programs across its five schools which are as mentioned below.

  • School of Arts and Letter
  • School of Business
  • School of Health Sciences and Education
  • School of Science and Mathematics
  • School of Social and Cultural Studies

There are some very highly competitive programs at the institute that comprise Master’s Degree in Accountancy, Major’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, Undergraduate’s Degree in Computer Science, Undergraduate’s Degree in Economics and Master’s Degree in English.

Truman State University Application Process

How to Apply?

ADMISSION PORTAL: Students can apply for Truman State of University on the Common Application portal of US Universities. Students may also apply via the application on the University’s official website.

APPLICATION FEE: Truman State University does not charge an application fee to the undergraduate as well as graduate students.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application portal for online applications for the international students closes on:

  • Spring term: November 1
  • Fall term: June 1

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Students need to submit the following documents once shortlisted for admission.

  1. Original transcripts of the high school grade card to me sent in a sealed envelope.
  2. One page essay to be submitted by the applicant on any one of the topics mentioned on the website.
  3. Letters of recommendation
  4. Scorecard of the English Proficiency Test undergone by the applicant. Test scores that are accepted include TOEFL: 79 iBT, IELTS: 6.0 or higher or equivalent.
  5. SAT/ACT scores with SAT score of 1050 or higher and ACT score of 22 or higher
  6. GMAT/GRe scores for graduate applicants
  7. Resume and Interview might be a requirement for some courses
  8. Certificate of Financial Support of the applicant. 
  9. Photocopy of the Photo Identification page of the passport.

Truman State University Cost of Attendance

For all the aspirants hoping to enroll at the university, anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated as follows:

Type of ExpenditureCost of Expenditure
Tuition Fee14,990 USD
Room and Board9,012 USD
Miscellaneous Fee804 USD
Books And Supplies2,500 USD
Meals5,000 USD
Transportation2,300 USD
Personal Expenses3,500 USD

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute offers financial aid as grants, awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The average scholarship value for freshmen is 7,790 USD.

Every year approximately 94% of the scholars receive some kind of financial aid from the University. No separate scholarship form is available for freshmen. This is to ensure that each and every student is considered for a scholarship granted by the University.

More than 400 foundation scholarships are available to be granted to the students. Following are the highly competitive scholarships granted each year:

  • General John J. Pershing Scholarship
    • Amount Awarded: 4,000 USD
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship
    • Amount Awarded: 10,000 USD
  • International Baccalaureate
    • Amount Awarded: 2,000 USD

Alumni network

  • The Truman State University has an alumni family of more than 62,000 people.
  • Alumni chapters of the Truman State University are frequently organized in 9 cities across the nation including Arizona, Chicago and Dallas.
  • University alumni also carry few benefits such as Events, Scholarships Programs, Services like—Career, Library, License Plates, Transcripts and Travel and many more.
  • Few notable alumni of the University include Jenna Fischer: Professional Actor; Kane: Professional Wrestler; Eric Schmitt: 43rd Attorney General of Missouri, among others.

Placements

About 89% of the graduates receive a job offer within six months from the completion of their program. Out of the 57.6% average graduation rate of the country, the Truman State University holds an average graduation rate of 72%.

The University runs two programs namely CPT and OPT which allows international students to receive an internship offer in the USA for their summer break. The median starting salary of Truman alumni is around 43,700 USD.

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Truman State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population6918
FAFSA Code002495
Application Cost$40
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$14,277 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score130311851420 5%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing655605705-
Mathematics648580715-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272430 95%
English282432-
Mathematics262428-

Truman State University Acceptance Rate

67.5%

Acceptance Rate

5263

Total Applicants

6918

Total Enrolled

Male
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40.7%

Male

59.3%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program67.5%
Total Applicants9319
Total Enrolled6289
Graduate
Graduate Programs67.5%
Total Applicants932
Total Enrolled629

Truman State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Truman State University Enrollment6918
Undergraduate Enrollment6289
Graduate Enrollment629
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate75.6%

Attendance Cost

$14,277

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$14,277 / Year
Post Graduate Program$18,870 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,638 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,800 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,638 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,800 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsMissouri State Board of Nursing
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
4677396471343
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    RANKED  #232

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9/10

    9/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    10/10placements
    9/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Amber, USA Undergrad
    Truman State University
    Current student , Batch : 2019
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    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY: REVIEW BY AMBER

    They gave me a full ride scholarship plus a $4,000 stipend to study abroad which was a deal I couldn't turn down. They only give out 12 per year so it was a pretty big deal. It was a small size which seemed to be a good transition from high school to college.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Truman is tough and you have to put in a lot of time for straight A's. Student's mental health often suffers as a result of the rigor of Truman with students often pulling all-nighters to get massive amounts of work done.

    9 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    Book Store

    Truman State University Bookstore0.22 Km
    Discount Textbooks0.48 Km
    Patty's University Book Store0.49 Km
    Rinehart's Music & Video0.86 Km
    Matthews Kcom Book Store1.02 Km
    Hidden Treasures1.02 Km
    Vintage Book Shoppe1.04 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Steve H. Kuttenkuler, RPH1.02 Km
    Kirksville Pharmacy1.03 Km
    Walgreens Pharmacy1.31 Km
    Douglas G. Petty, RPH1.54 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy3.3 Km

    Super Market

    Hy-Vee1.53 Km
    ALDI3.05 Km
    Walmart Supercenter3.33 Km

    Airport

    Kirksville VORTAC IRK 114.65.82 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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