TSU, Truman

Truman State University

100 E Normal St, Kirksville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    41
  • Class Notes
    26
  • Textbook Notes
    7
  • Study Guides
    8
  • Currently Enrolled
    29
  • Previously Enrolled
    52

Overview of Truman State University (TSU, Truman)

About this school

Truman State University, founded in 1867, is a public, liberal arts university. It is a highly selective undergraduate liberals arts and sciences institution that offers small classes and opportunities for research and "experienceships" not possible at larger campuses. Its resources - including time, energy, money, equipment, facilities and faculty - are reserved for undergraduates, making the atmosphere similar to that of a small honors college. Truman is proud to be an uncommon public institution, offering a nationally ranked liberal arts education at an affordable cost. Its 140-acre campus, with its Georgian and contemporary buildings, is located in downtown Kirksville.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,898
    • Men:2,439 (41.4%)
    • Women:3,459 (58.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (TSU, Truman)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Truman State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 East Normal Avenue
City, State, Zip
Kirksville, MO  63501-4221
Phone
(660) 785-4114
Fax
(660) 785-7456
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Activities list/resume recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 5,263 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 3,043 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 2,220 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,521 (43%) of 3,552 admitted students enrolled
Women
879 (41%) of 2,163 admitted students enrolled
Men
642 (46%) of 1,389 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.79
375 And Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
580-715 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
33%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
605-705 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
30%
• Score 600 - 700
48%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
28%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
19%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (TSU, Truman)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,656|Out-of-state: $14,440
  • Room & Board: - $8,630 (64.25912137006702%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (7.4460163812360385%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,800 (28.294862248696948%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Truman State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002495
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,057 (84.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
688 (65.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
688 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
284 (41.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$13,306
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 684 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,717
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 477 (69.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,140
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 672 (97.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
556 (44.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,759

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,666 (71.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,593 (70.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,590 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
933 (36.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$12,518
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,437 (94.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,824
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,992 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,751
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,075 (80.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,960 (38.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,992

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,938
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,491

Academics & Instruction (TSU, Truman)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


324

Part-Time Faculty


74

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


69%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
861,150

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1056
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Truman State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


59.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


73.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


74.9%

Programs & Majors (TSU, Truman)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering, chiropractic with Logan University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Accounting, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Music

Campus Life (TSU, Truman)

Location & Geography

Population


17,577

Nearest Metropolitan Area


140 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
170 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in LaPlata
Nearest Train Station
13 mile(s) from campus in La Plata

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


42% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


58%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Truman State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha phi omega (co-ed service fraternity), nursing students association, alpha sigma gamma (service sorority), beta beta beta (biology honors), national society of collegiate scholars

Sororities


23% of women participate

Fraternities


23% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,134

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,898
Women
3,459
Men
2,439

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.9% Asian
  • 3.6% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.8% White
  • 1.6% Unknown

International Students


6.5% from 45 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


374

Student Resources (TSU, Truman)