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Campus Facts

  • Nearly 90% of courses taught at Truman have an enrollment of fewer than 40 students.

  • Over 1,200 undergraduate students participate annually in undergraduate research at Truman.

  • Truman's student body consists of approximately 5,800 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students.

  • Truman students receive specialized attention with a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

  • Truman is home to highly qualified and experienced faculty with nearly 100% teaching undergraduate courses.

  • Truman offers internship opportunities through the Washington Center. Placement sites include non-profit groups, media organizations, Congress, museums, and much more.

  • Truman offers the unique opportunity to intern with a Missouri legislator, public official, or state agency.

  • Truman students can complete internships at the Harry S Truman Presidential Museum and Library in archives, public relations, marketing, educational programming, visitor services, and more.

  • Applying for admission to Truman is FREE.

  • Truman is one of only two Missouri public universities with a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

  • Truman sponsors 20 varsity athletic teams and numerous intramural and club sports.

  • Truman is the home of the Bulldogs.

  • There are approximately 250 student organizations active at Truman.

  • The application for admission also serves as the application for Truman's generous merit-based scholarship program.

  • Truman ranks among the top 25 master's level institutions in the nation for percent of students studying abroad.

  • Truman is Missouri's only highly selective public university.

  • Truman was founded in 1867.

  • Truman is a National Merit Program Scholarship Sponsor.

  • The Truman Campus is completely wireless.

  • Approximately 20% percent of Truman students from Missouri were awarded the State of Missouri's Bright Flight Scholarship.

  • Truman's newest undergraduate degree program is a BFA in Creative Writing.

  • Truman is placed in the top 25 on the "Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Colleges and Universities" among medium-size schools.

  • In 2011, Truman had a 97% acceptance rate to law school.

  • Of the Truman graduates who were accepted to at least one law school in the last 2 years, over a quarter were accepted by at least one school in U.S. News & World Report's top 25.

  • Truman is one of only 175 institutions accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International.

  • 100% of Truman's education graduates meet the state exit standards.

  • Truman is ranked 20th in the nation for the preparation of American Chemical Society-certified Bachelor of Science graduates in Chemistry.

  • Ranked 8th in the nation in CPA Exam passage rate.

  • Truman's Team A won first place at the ninth annual Missouri MAA Collegiate Mathematics Competition.

  • Over the past 10 years, Truman's acceptance rate into medical school have averaged nearly 70%.

  • Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Washington University, Saint Louis University, Creighton, University of Iowa, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Kansas, Northwestern, Georgetown, Boston University, and the University of Chicago are a few of the many medical schools that Truman students have attended.