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Truman fostered and thrived based on a community of academically inclined students. School work always came before socialization. The size of the campus was also a benefit. It took a maximum of ten minutes to get from any given building to another on campus. Most of the off campus student housing was less than 15 minutes away from the school by foot.


I could go there for free. Also, fearless squirrels.


1. The campus serene is comforting and warm. 2. The class size is small for effective learning. 3. The professors here really know their onions. 4. Very good student to faculty ratio 17: 1 5. Lots of student organisations for fun and academic excellence. 6. Truman is a home away from home for me as an international student.


Truman University brings to life the college experience for all students. It provides the best of both worlds: an intimate campus where students are known by name; and offered a vast list of opportunities in comparison to large university. Choosing Truman means you'll be supported by faculty and staff; presented with a first class, rigorous curriculum; and offered unique learning experiences. The campus design makes mobility to any spot an enjoyable walk. Professors are easily available to meet the needs of students. I treasure my experiences at Truman State University; I'm grateful for the quality education I received.


One of the unique things about my school, aside from the size, is the area. The other schools I considered were in more urban areas and Truman is much more rural. Because of the fewer distractions, I can focus on my studies more.


Truman State University makes every student feel welcome. All of my teachers know me by name and ask how my day is going when I see them in the hall. Truman is has a very great recruitment program, they let you know you're not just another number. They even sent me a half birthday card after I applied. It offers a wide variety in different majors and is a liberal arts school, so not only do we take classes in our major, but outside as well.


The classes here are small and the professors really get to know each student.


Truman had the better and higher education standards for my major than the other schools and it was for the same price. It was a good deal, better qualiy of education, for the same price as an okay quality of education.


It is very affordable comapred to other schools, and I still feel like I am getting a well-rounded education.


Truman is unique in that its smaller than average size and selectivity allow students to work more closely with each other and their professors to accomplish more in the classroom setting as well as outside of it. The students are affable and approachable, imediately welcoming newcomers into any setting. Students are encouraged, but not forced, to go outside their comfort zone and to experience new things. While most of the campus identifies democratically, conservatives and libertarians find a strong group to interact with, and rivalries are never an issue. All are welcome and appreciated.


Not too big and not too small. Its just perfect


Truman State is the only school close enough to home that offers Romance Languages as a major. Also, it's size makes it easier for students to interact with professors one on one. It's tuition is very low compared to other schools that offer most of the same programs. Truman State is known as the Harvard of the Midwest, it's close enough in my opinion.


It was a great value for the high quality of education.


Its small size and engaging students.


The Liberal Studies Program makes my school very unique. We are required to take a certain amount of classes in various areas of study. By doing this, we are able to broaden our knowledge beyond what we are studying for our majors. By successfully completeing this program, it makes students well rounded and able to think critically on a wide range of topics.


Everyone at Truman - professors, janitors, food-service people, technology service people, students... Everyone! - is extremely kind, helpful, and really wants to see everyone else succeed. Professors are always willing to help students if they need an extra hand, and sometimes students drop in on Professors just to have a chat! Truman is truly an amazing school with wonderful people who really care. I am so proud to be a Truman Bulldog.


It is a liberal arts school and offers an education comparable to private school, but costs about the same as public universities.


Very small class sizes and professors who really care about their students' educations. Also the price is extremely reasonable.


It's a great value for the level of education received. It's very personal, and the entire school is like a close knit community. The campus is the most attractive in Missouri, and it's a great environment to study, live and have fun.


Academically rigorous with a focus on teaching and small class sizes. The value of this education is incredible considering that 95 percent of the student body has some for of financial aid; the university offers numerous "scholarship jobs" on campus that go along with this financial aid and award packages and provide many students with valuable learning experiences and time with experts.


We have excellent extra curriculars like the rugby teams, ultimate frisbee, and other club sports.


The size and the community around the school is really oriented around the university and the activities and services it offers. There is also a large emphasis on service to the Kirksville community as well as the campus community.


The classes are small, which is really great because the professors know you. The school gives a lot of scholarships, I think almost everyone here has at least one scholarship from the school. Our greek organization is different from a lot of other schools, because we are so small we typically all get along and we are not like what you see on T.V.




I have loved my experience at Truman thus far. I can't imagine spending my college years anywhere else. Sure Kirksville is small, but the close quarters made it easier to bond with people that I will keep up with for years to come. I have also had a world-class education that has prepared me well for the real-world. And I have been able to mix with people of all different backgrounds. Truman had prepared me well for the future and I will always look back on my years here fondly.


If I could do it all again, I would do it exactly the same. I have really enjoyed my time at this school.


The school is a good one, but its size right now does have its drawbacks. The school could have more in the way of equipment and facilities if the student body were bigger. Kirksville is COLD and it can be really boring sometimes, especially if you don't really like to party, but we get by. All in all I'm glad I chose Truman (I considered Wash U and the University of Chicago, but decided that the cheap undergraduate degree was the best), it has solid academics and good people.


The lack of "college town" feel that Kirksville has only brings out creativity, and creativity is where the real fun begins! Before coming I didn't really like the thought of all the upperclassman moving off campus. I thought it would make the student body feel more disjointed and separate. But I soon realized that it is amazing to have so many students off campus, because it adds to the atmosphere of Kirksville and it makes for a great retreat when you're invited over for dinner!


The drive to Kirksville is pretty boring. If you are an underclassmen you most likely won't get into the classes you want. Seniority is given to those with the most credit hours; which means you can get stuck in classes you didn't want to take with some of Trumans worst professors.


This place really is not fun. Its a horrible town with horrible people and i wouldn't wish my worst enemy to go there if they didn't have to


If you are going to college to seek freedom from your parents and to party, Truman is not the place for you.


STUDY! I came here a 4.0 never-openned the book kinda kid. Truman will make you feel stupid if you dont try this time around. Dont underestimate your classes. I wouldnt trade my experience for anything. My fiance goes to Mizzou and I've sat in on class and heard the stories and know about the lack of homework, and I'm still learning more and I feel that I am benefiting more. Remember Truman may seem harder, but who would you rather have teaching you, a grad student or a bonafide professor?


If you want to have as much fun as possible, go to Mizzou. If you want to be competitive and successful... and be recognized as such, go to Truman.


Truman is an awesome school that people often overlook. I don't know of many people that chose truman as their first choice and many people were upset about going to a school that is in the middle of nowhere, but now those people are in love with the school and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. The town is basically made up of college students and professors with a couple townies thrown in. It has such a homey feel to the town which is nice if you are leaving home for the first time.


Truman is not a school that I would choose to go to if I could go back, it honestly has to tell it's self that it's the best in order to feel like it's accomplishing something. The billing process is atrocious in the fact that it doesn't tell you what you're being billed for and that most of the things are easily over a thousand the you're paying for. The average cost of Truman is predicted to be 12,500! Yeah right it cost me close to 17,000 with out the cost of my food and gas when the meal plan went heads up!


Truman is awesome. It's safe. It's its own little city that creates almost a surreal bubble for 4 years. It prepares you well for life after college


Truman is really just a great school that makes you feel comfortable and safe. the small town makes it hard to get lost and keeps out some of the dangers and distractions that come from a larger town. the people are really friendly and its just a nice place to be.