Kirksville, Missouri United States
Truman State University, Missouri’s highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, offers exceptionally high-quality academic programs that cultivate creative, socially responsible leaders and engaged world citizens. Truman offers undergraduate majors and minors, graduate studies and graduate certificate programs, and several pre-professional areas of study. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best colleges in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Truman has forged a reputation as a public university that provides a private school experience at an affordable price.
Note: The current partnership with Truman State University is only available to students from Saudi Arabia.
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The Truman campus setting is rural on 140 acres in Kirksville, Missouri. The campus is small, but beautiful. Some buildings of note include the E. M. Violette artifact collections, Ruth Towne Museum & Visitors Center, Truman State University Art Gallery, and the Truman Media Center. There is also an astronomical observatory, and a University farm which adds another 400 acres).
Located in the rural town of Kirksville, Missouri, Truman State University is about a three-hour drive southeast of Des Moines and four hours northwest of St. Louis. This welcoming college town offers a steady stream of events with everything from local festivals, to concerts, theater performances, art exhibits, and more. Take advantage of numerous local parks or the many outdoor activities like biking, hiking, fishing, swimming and boating at Thousand Hills State Park. Explore the historic square within easy walking distance of campus, where you will find unique shops, locally-owned restaurants, a movie theater, and historical attractions. Part of the charm of living in a small town means you become connected to the community. You get to know your neighbors. You see familiar faces walking downtown, checking out the Farmer’s Market on the weekends, or getting a bite to eat at your favorite restaurant. Whatever you do, you can count on discovering plenty of places to study, relax, and hang out with friends.
At Truman, there is much more to college life than attending classes, and with nearly 240 student clubs and organizations, it’s hard to be bored when you are part of this lively community of learners. There’s something for everyone from intramural teams and recreational sports to professional organizations to singing and dancing groups. And if you don’t find your niche, you can pursue your own interests and start something new. A sample of some of the student organizations at Truman includes: Bulldog Student Investment Fund: Members work with the School of Business and learn about investments through hands-on experience trading stocks and bonds; Windfall: This student-edited literary and arts magazine provides students with extensive writing, editing, and publishing experiences; Computer Gaming Association: This organization brings Truman gamers together and enriches the gaming community on campus; Alpha Chi Sigma: Truman has a number of professional organizations, such as this one for students specializing in the field of chemistry; American Medical Student Association: This professional organization helps pre-med students prepare for medical school; Rugby: The Bullets Rugby (women) and the Bulls Rugby (men) are a couple of the club sports available at Truman.
At Truman, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus. Living on campus in one of the residence halls or campus apartments, we hope you find your home away from home. On-campus housing gives you the chance to live in a welcoming learning community. Here, late-night study sessions, impromptu gatherings, and group dinners all come together creating an important part of your college experience. One way you can find a niche within a group of students who have similar academic pursuits or similar interests is by living in one of our Living Learning Communities (LLCs). The LLCs are designated areas within the residence halls. The LLCs we provide include Future Teachers Living Learning Community, Pre-Med Living Learning Community, Romance Languages Community, Service Learning Community, Sustainability Living Learning Community, and Transitions Living Learning Community.
There are several dining options at Truman. If you want variety, you will find it at Mainstreet Food Court in the Student Union Building which features food-court style dining options. And you will find all-you-care-to-eat buffets in the dining rooms located in three of the residence halls — Centennial Hall, Missouri Hall and Ryle Hall. Meals plans for the residence hall cafeterias are also available to students who do not live in a residence hall. Meal Plans allow you to customize your on-campus dining experience. Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a complementary on-campus meal plan. Meals are generally transferable to non-residence hall dining facilities like Starbucks and the bistro as well.
The Truman Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II Athletics Conference --Great Lakes Valley Conference. The school colors are purple and white. Truman offers about 20 varsity sports teams for men and women.