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
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
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.
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:
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.