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Truman State University

TSU says:
Admission to the University is based upon high school curriculum; high school grade point average and rank; standardized test scores (ACT or SAT); special abilities, talents, or achievements; and an essay. Truman requires the following high school core: four units English, three units mathematics (four units are strongly recommended), three units social studies/history, three units natural science, one unit fine arts and two units foreign language (same language).

Under guidelines for highly selective institutions from the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the students who receive the strongest consideration for admission to Truman will have a 140 combined ability. The combined ability is determined by adding the high school class rank percent to the national percentile on the ACT or SAT college entrance exam.
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Your Chances at TSU
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at TSU
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
1,796
2,666
# Admitted
1,275
1,946
% Admitted
71.0%
73.0%
% Overall
72.2%

Students who got into TSU:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (6), Grades (7), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (1)
I had a good GPA, excellent extracurriculars showing leadership,May 16 2014Business - Management and Administration
I had a good GPA, excellent extracurriculars showing leadership, and a letter or recommendation from my high school.
This also got me scholarships- but be warned. Scholarships from Truman are not real. You work a job for no pay your sophomore year, sometimes more. So really it's a year or labor, not a scholarship. They don't tell you that when you're applying.
Female
High ACT/SAT scores will get you automatic acceptance andJun 25 2013Unknown
High ACT/SAT scores will get you automatic acceptance and a large number of scholarship opportunities.

If your test scores are low you will either need excellent class grades or excellent community service/extracurriculars.
ACT: 31 Male

I had all As and Bs in high school,Feb 17 2012Other
I had all As and Bs in high school, a 32 ACT, leadership positions in high school, and was ranked 2nd in my class. Not only did this get me in to Truman, but it got me a full ride. The lowest ACT score I've heard of at Truman was a 24.
ACT: 32 Female
Sent in typical SAT/ACT scores, GPA, transcripts from transferringJun 12 2011Business - Management and Administration
sent in typical SAT/ACT scores, GPA, transcripts from transferring university. As long as you have a pretty solid academic background and you are committed to working hard you should get in.
Male
Pretty straight forward: get good grades and a 28Mar 27 2011Linguistics
Pretty straight forward: get good grades and a 28 or higher on the ACT, and you're pretty much set.
ACT: 31 Male
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