Truman State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
Truman is a good school if you are on a tight budget; most of the students get a financial aid, and compared to other schools, the tuition is much more affordable. The faculty to student ratio of 1:16 makes communications between students and faculty much easier, as well. Overall, the campus is pretty safe, and if you are looking to focus on academic only, it is a decent school to go to. Those facts aside, the city of Kirksville does not offer many places to go for shopping or too much entertainment, which could be a downer for some people. And unless a student brings in a college credit, due to the liberal arts curriculum, you will have to take more gen. ed (LSP courses) compared to the other universities, which could take away your time to focus on your own major study (especially as a music major, this took away my time to practice for my solos and ensemble music). Overall, Truman State is a good school and affordable to many. And the education program (MAE) lets the student get a Masters Degree within five years, and most students get a job after the degree.
Truamn State was a great school for academics and the teachers were some of the tops in their field. I feel like it was extremely difficult to graduate any program at Truman within a 4 year timeline and this does not allow for your typical college experience. Although Truman is a less expensive public school, my particular degree forced me to attend graduate school, and I no longer have the funds in my federal funding to complete schooling without finishing school on my own. My advice to future students looking at Truman, although the teachers and the education are phenomenal make sure that the degree you receive is one that can help you without having to continue further if you do not wish to go to graduate school.
Truman is an excellent choice for any student looking for academic rigor and a supportive academic community. My classes were challenging, but my professors were all rooting for my success, and were willing to help me in any way possible. There are hundreds of organizations on campus, so there are a multitude of opportunities to get involved doing something that you love, or something that you've always wanted to try. While the town of Kirksville is small and fairly unexciting, SAB does a great job of providing fun events to attend throughout each semester. There is almost always something happening every evening, so it isn't easy to get bored. Truman provided me a great academic experience for a great price, and it set me up for future success.
Great, challenging college at reasonable cost. Ivy League type education at small state school prices. Teachers and staff are very approachable for 1 on 1 help when necessary.
It was an excellent school with high standards and passionate professors. It was not easy, but it was interesting and worth the work.
Truman was amazing! I loved the small class sizes and close interaction with professors. I had the chance to do undergraduate research, which wouldn't have been possible in a larger school, and doing that gave me so much experience!
Wonderful experience. Small classes , engaged students. Not a walk-through college. You'll work hard to get through, but your preparation will be the reward.
The faculty are not particularly talented or knowledgeable, but you get what you pay for. There is good thinking happening in the Business program though. For example, the focus on group projects and presentations is incredibly helpful for a real-world job. Also, the focus on professional development and career preparedness is very good.
Sadly, Truman's MAE program suffers greatly because the instructors are of poor quality and the surrounding schools are a sampling of some of the least-diverse elementary schools in the country. Cash Cow school--students come in, pay, get a degree. No expectations of quality or excellence.
My university is the best in the Midwest! Small, but not too small, it is situated in a cute little town without too many distractions and everything a college student on a budget needs. The vast majority of my professors have been extremely helpful and well-versed in the field of study they are teaching. The only thing I have not appreciated is that they have classes that I was looking forward to taking but that are major restricted because they do not have enough professors. For instance, Creative Writing and musical instrument learning classes are off-limits to me as a Psychology major.