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Academically, socially and professionally – an education that connects international students for life


International students from all over the world study at Truman State University, a nationally ranked institution that offers an affordable, high-quality education with the personal attention you deserve. We’re glad you’re here!

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Meet Our International Students

Wonder what it's like to pursue your academic goals at Truman? Meet some of our international students and discover how Truman has helped set them up for future success.
Meet Some Students

An Education Designed for Distinction

The Truman experience is unique to each international student. In fact, you create it through your choice of majors, minors, student organizations, activities, student employment, friends, internships, study abroad, faculty-led student research, service learning and a host of other things. The Truman experience is designed for distinction because it is an education that fits your distinct personality, your character and your aspirations.

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Ready to connect with the international admission team or start an application? Select one of the links below to begin your journey of distinction.

Numerical Distinctions

#1 Top-Ranked Public University in Midwest Region. #1 Public University in Midwest Region for Best Teaching.
#1 Top-Ranked Public University in Midwest Region. #1 Public University in Midwest Region for Best Teaching.

Distinct Value

Truman provides a top-ranked education at a cost you can afford. High-achieving students receive merit-based scholarships, and our students are among the brightest in the nation. More than 90 percent of our international students earn scholarships, and those scholarships can reach up to 50 percent of tuition or more for high-achieving students!

90%: Percentage of international students receiving scholarships. $7000 to $11000: Average tuition paid by high-achieving international students after scholarships.


Get to Know Your Home Away from Home

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Take a Campus Tour – Virtually

Wherever you are on Planet Earth, we want to show you around our beautiful campus.


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Explore Campus Life

Our students are passionate about their extracurricular activities.
With more than 240 student organizations, there’s always something happening on our beautiful tree-lined campus.


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Distinct Students

Ask any Truman employee what they like most about working at Truman and they are almost certain to tell you – the students! Truman students, including students from abroad, work side-by-side with professional staff in offices and departments across campus, taking on responsibilities seldom afforded undergraduates. Not only do Truman students excel their peers academically, but they put their talents to use right here on campus – and so will you

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Academic Distinction

Truman offers you a real-world liberal arts education, where you engage in a robust mix of hands-on learning and broad knowledge building as you develop the fundamental professional, social and communication skills your future employer will value. For more than two decades, Truman has been ranked as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, which also ranks Truman tops in undergraduate teaching.

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Distinct Diversity

International students bring a distinct, rich diversity to the Truman campus, hailing from more than 40 countries and all corners of the globe, studying across the spectrum of our 49 undergraduate degrees, playing an active role in all areas of campus life. What distinct role will you play at Truman?


I chose Truman because it was a very affordable option that provided quality education. The school’s location, size, and faculty-to-student ratio were all the perfect fit for me.

Vidyia Muralivaman from Malaysia


The student-to-faculty ratio is very low which means your professors are very approachable and are always available if you need help in the class or some advice. Truman also offers a lot of great resources that will help you to succeed if you take advantage of them.

Philipp Holz from Germany