Kirksville, Missouri

Truman State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Truman State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Truman State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Truman State and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,552 out of 5,263 applicants were admitted making Truman State a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Truman State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Truman State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for Truman State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1360

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Truman State University?

Truman State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Truman State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >78%
1360 to 1470 Avg + 67%-78%
1250 to 1360 Avg - 54%-67%
1140 to 1250 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1140 Low <41%
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Truman State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Truman State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Truman State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Truman State?

Admission data indicates that Truman State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Truman State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Truman State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
27 to 30 Avg + 67%-78%
24 to 27 Avg - 54%-67%
21 to 24 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 21 Low <41%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Truman State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Truman State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,043 2,220 5,263
Accepted 2,163 1,389 3,552
Acceptance Rate 71% 63% 67%
Enrolled 789 539 1,328
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 39% 37%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Truman State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Truman State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Truman State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178615 IPEDS survey data for Truman State University.