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Truman State Admission Requirements

Kirksville, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Truman State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
72%
Admission Difficulty for Truman State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Truman State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Truman State is 72%.  It ranks #23 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Truman State is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,768 out of 3,839 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent (SAT 1080/1330 ACT 24/30). Truman State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.82. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Truman State application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Truman State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Truman State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1080-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT 
9%
SAT Scores for Truman State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Truman State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1210

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 950. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. Truman State ranks #7 in Missouri and #240 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Truman State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1330 and Above Good >83%
1205 to 1330 Avg + 72%-83%
1080 to 1205 Avg - 58%-72%
955 to 1080 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 955 Low <42%
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Truman State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
92%
ACT Scores for Truman State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Truman State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
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 and #183 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Truman State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Truman State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >83%
27 to 30 Avg + 72%-83%
24 to 27 Avg - 58%-72%
21 to 24 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 21 Low <42%
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Truman State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.82
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Truman State University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Truman State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Truman State University was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Truman State accepts 72% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56.86% of Truman State University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Truman State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 56.86%
Top 25% of class 82.27%
Top 50% of class 97%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Truman State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,258 1,581 3,839
Accepted 1,669 1,099 2,768
Acceptance Rate 74% 70% 72%
Enrolled 438 289 727
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 26% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
119

Applicants have 119 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Truman State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Truman State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Truman State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Truman State University prefer SAT or ACT?

9% of students submit their SAT scores to Truman State. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Truman State University?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Truman State. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Truman State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1330. 9% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Truman State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.