Rigor of Truman State?

<p>Like almost all state universities, Truman State admits students with a wide range of stats. There are a good number admitted with ACT scores anywhere from 24 (maybe even lower) all the way to 36. In my reading about the school, it is often referred to as having rigorous academics. </p>

<p>What I'm wondering is are these statements about rigor coming from kids from the lower stat range OR do the kids with some of the best scores also feel they are being challenged with rigorous academics?</p>

<p>bumpity, bump</p>

<p>In the past, I have read very good things about Truman State, and about how it is a very good deal for the money.</p>

<p>Hey, I know this is pretty late, but I am a current student at Truman. My ACT score was a 33, my GPA was a 3.9 unweighted, and I was in the top 10% of my graduating class. I can't speak for every department here, but there are a few that stick out in my mind as being particularly difficult and rigorous.</p>

<p>Political science (my major) is excellent. The faculty are all incredible, and the 300 level public policy class is notoriously challenging. The final paper is over 50 pages of original research, and every poli sci major has to take the class. On the whole, most of the departments are excellent. The only ones I can think of that we make fun of on a regular basis are justice systems and communication. I had a bad experience with the history department, but that may just be my own personal bias.</p>

<p>One of my close friends from high school loves it at Truman. She got accepted in-state, but wasn't offered as good of a scholarship package in-state compared to Truman, so there she went. She's pre-med, and definitely was near the best of the crop at my high school, but her stats (ACT, GPA) weren't as high as they could have been compared to her intelligence. She's being challenged, but having a lot of fun with her college EC's and electives and minors and things. I hope this is kinda helpful.</p>