Truman State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Truman State University

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Truman State University is a public liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 65%. Located in the small town of Kirksville, Missouri, Truman State's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Academics are supported by a 16-to-1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Truman State Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Considering applying to Truman State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Truman State University had an acceptance rate of 65%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 65 students were admitted, making Truman State's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,568
Percent Admitted 65%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 37%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Truman State requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 9% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 550 670
Math 530 680
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Truman State's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Truman State scored between 550 and 670, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 680, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 680. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1350 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Truman State.

Requirements

Truman State does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Truman State participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Truman State requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 92% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 24 32
Math 23 28
Composite 24 30

This admissions data tells us that most of Truman State's admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Truman State received a composite ACT score between 24 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 24.

Requirements

Note that Truman State does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Truman State does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA for Truman State's incoming freshmen class was 3.79. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Truman State University have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Truman State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Truman State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Truman State University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Truman State University, which accepts more than half of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind that Truman State has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and a rigorous high school course schedule can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside of Truman State's average range. Note that prospective music majors and nursing majors have additional application requirements.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Students who got into Truman State University tended to have "B+" averages or higher, SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1100 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or higher.

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