With its small-town atmosphere and a location within driving distance of several major cities, Kirksville, Mo., provides the best of both worlds.
As a student on the Truman campus, practically everything you need is within walking distance. Shopping, restaurants and cafes, farmers market, movies, nightlife and more are located downtown just a few blocks from campus. And there’s always something going on from summer festivals, to concerts in an outdoor amphitheater, to plays and art exhibits.
Students like to explore the three large conservation areas in the region, and one of the most popular local attractions, Thousand Hills State Park, offers hiking and biking trails, historical petroglyphs, and a 573-acre lake for kayaking, swimming, fishing, and other water sports.
Not only is Kirksville home to Truman State University, it is also home base for a medical school and one of the locations for a local community college.
Truman plays a major role in this friendly community, and the town embraces and welcomes students and their families with warm smiles. Students discover a place where they can pursue their interests and create a rich college experience that they’ll remember long after graduation.
The diversity of the students at Truman definitely surprised me. We’re in a small town in northeast Missouri, but there are students from all over the world here.