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Truman State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Oct 19 2008
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
Although Truman does have some drawbacks (sucky location, cold winters), I have enjoyed my time here on the whole. The teachers are almost universally easy to talk to and approach and they make a point of having lots of office hours. Whether you use them or not is up to you. There are lots of extracurriculars to get involved in that aren't Greek, although Greek life is pretty big here. There are a lot of honor organizations for different majors, and many service organizations to get involved in. If you want to go to parties a lot, your best bet is going Greek. It's also a good way to meet a lot of the student body since so many of them are Greek. The food, provided by a company called Sodexho ("Shit-dexo" to students, ha), basically sucks. I always ate a lot off the salad bar, and the desserts were always good! Classes are pretty challenging, and a lot of students lose their scholarships after their first year. But if you do your work and stay on top of things, you should be fine. As for things to do, yes, it IS a small, rural town, so you have to make your own fun. I've never had a problem with that though, as much as people bitch about it—there's lots of outdoorsy things to do, and as long as you don't stay in your room 24/7, it's pretty easy to make friends and hang out with them. The school tries to bring a lot of good cultural events/acts to campus, which i think people under-utilize. Overall, I've had a good experience here. I think it is definitely worth the money and a good educational deal. As long as you are moderately creative with finding things to do, you'll probably like it too. Oh, and if you are coming here, make sure to invest in a really warm coat because the winters tend to be a bit brutal.
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