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Truman State University is located in Missouri, in the beautiful Midwest section of the United States.
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Truman State University
International Student
Affairs Office
Kirk Building 120
100 East Normal Street
Kirksville, Missouri 63501

ph 660-785-4215
fx 660-785-5395
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Accreditation:
North Central Association
of Colleges and Schools

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Amount Required on I-20:
US$ 18,559:
Undergraduate

US$ 19,194:
Graduate
(Scholarships range from
US$1,000 to US$6,000)

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Truman State University, Missouri

After spending the past three years immersed in the university community, I realize how unique and special the Truman experience is. Everyday is a new day filled with positive as well as pleasurable experiences when you are a part of the Truman community. -- Samadhini Jayakody, Sri Lanka


Learn! Truman provides an excellent education with a fantastic reputation.

Experience! Try out life in a Traditional American University.

Have fun! Plenty of activities and organizations for you to get involved and make friends!

Save! Great scholarships and affordable tuition make Truman one of the nation's Best Values in higher education!

The Truman experience is further enhanced by its strong diversity. Truman has hosted international students since 1937; their International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) serves the international student and scholar population by providing the information and support necessary to become an active and vital part of the university community. We invite you to join us!


Friendly, accessible and inspiring faculty, chances to immerse in numerous social and academic activities on campus, and opportunities to interact with American and international students from across the world are the characteristics that I value most at Truman State University. -- Justinas Juknys, Lithuania


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How does Truman compare with other U.S. campuses?

  • Ranked by U.S. News and World Report for eight consecutive years as the number one public university in the Midwest offering bachelor's and master's degrees.


  • Ranked number four in Best Value by the Princeton Review, 2007


  • Listed as one of their top 10 universities for offering the best academic experience for the money, The Princeton Review's The Best 351 Colleges, 2004


  • Offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, allowing greater opportunities for students to get to know their professors and to interact with fellow students. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students conduct research or other forms of scholarly projects every year.


  • Has the highest graduation rate, as measured by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, among all the public universities in Missouri.


  • Approximately 200 student organizations on campus, including various sports, service clubs, fraternities, sororities, and other organizations. The International Club, Global Links, the African Student Association, Namaste Nepal, and various other clubs cater specifically to international students.


  • Ranks fifth in the nation among master's universities for number of students studying abroad.


  • One of only two Missouri public universities with a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, America's oldest academic honor society for the liberal arts.

I enjoy being part of an institution that has an excellent academic reputation. It makes me feel confident about my career path because I know I will have a valuable degree when I graduate. -- Jasmyni Dias, Brazil


Academics at Truman
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Students can choose from more than 40 areas of study including Computer Science, Biology, Business Administration (Finance, Management, and Marketing), Physics, Accounting, Economics, Art History, Health Science, Communication Disorders, and Psychology. (Click here for a more comprehensive listing.) Truman also features a new major in Interdisciplinary Studies for those who are looking for even greater flexibility to satisfy their diverse interests. The major fields of study are complimented by 45 minors, including a new minor in Environmental Studies.

Faculty at Truman are selected for their ability to teach as well as their achievements in their chosen fields. With an average class size of only 22 students, there is ample opportunity for significant interaction in the classroom. Faculty encourage students to engage in research while at Truman to further enrich the undergraduate experience. The university's commitment to offering students the best possible undergraduate preparation results in more than 99 percent of Truman graduates being placed in professional employment or graduate school within six months of graduation.


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Costs / Financial Aid

Truman is proud to be one of the few American Universities to offer financial aid to international students in the form of scholarships. Two types of scholarships are available:

  • President's Honorary - Partial tuition scholarship (generally ranges from $1,000 to $6,000) award based on academic achievement in secondary school and examinations results. Multiple scholarships are awarded each year.


  • Kirksville Rotary Club - One-year award of full-tuition (awarded to one incoming International Student per year).
Estimated Costs, 2006-2007 Academic Year Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition $10,400. $11,035.
Housing $5,790. $5,790.
Housing Deposit (One-Time Fee) $75. $75.
Insurance (Estimated) $972. $972.
Books (Estimated) $800. $800.
Activities and Health Center Fee $122. $122.
Orientation (One-Time Fee) $400. $400.
Totals $18,559. $19,194.
  • Payment of Tuition and Fees: International students must pay each semester's tuition, activities fee, housing and insurance the first week of the semester.


  • Orientation: The Orientation Fee is a one-time charge for all first semester students. Attendance at Orientation is mandatory.


  • Health Insurance: International students are required to purchase health insurance for every semester of attendance at the University. The charge will be applied to your student account each semester. Students may apply for a waiver of the insurance fee if they provide proof of comparable insurance coverage from their home country.


  • Living on Campus: All freshmen under 21 years of age are required to live on campus. Those beginning in August must live on campus for two semesters. Those beginning in January must live on campus for one semester. Transfer students and graduate students are encouraged to live on campus to make friends and become accustomed to American college life.


  • Textbooks: The cost of books is estimated at $300 per semester; however, this varies with each student's course of study. Students may purchase their books from either of two textbook stores near campus: University Bookstore or Patty's Bookstore.

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Some students will frown at the fact that Truman is located in a small city, but I love it. Within the first few weeks of being at Truman, I knew that I had made the right choice. The serenity of a city such as Kirksville is what I have keenly anticipated for my college education, and I am glad to be here at Truman. I couldn't have made a better choice. -- Ifeanyi Elechi, Nigeria


Kirksville, Missouri: The state of Missouri began with adventurous spirits and bold pioneers. Immigrants from all over the world were drawn to the vast waterways of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and the abundant land and wildlife. Those that stayed blended bits of home and elements found in a new land. Missouri became a rich tapestry of many colors, cultures and traditions.

With a population of more than 17,000 people, Kirksville offers a safe and friendly environment that is intertwined with many advantages of a larger city. State conservation areas, parks and lakes surround Kirksville -- providing ample opportunity for outdoor activities.

Kirksville is 90 minutes from Columbia, Missouri, and about a three-hour drive to Kansas City or St. Louis, Missouri.


We look forward to welcoming you to Truman State University! To learn more, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly.