Letter to the Editor

Truman State's national rankings show high quality

Friday, November 7, 2003

To the editor:

I was appalled to see a Speak Out comment saying Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., is "nothing to be proud of." As a first-year student, my experience thus far has been quite to the contrary.

In conversation, all but one of my current first-year peers have expressed how ecstatic they are about their choice of university. In addition, most if not all of the upper-classmen I've met also share the same sentiment.

The Speak Out caller claims that "most will tell you how terrible it is."

In fact, the Princeton Review just ranked Truman as eighth of 351 schools nationwide in "things to do" on campus as voted by students. Academically, Truman recently ranked fourth in the nation of all universities public and private for scores on the CPA exam.

While Southeast Missouri State University has already proven itself to be a quality institution, I cannot see how someone would pass up the opportunity to attend the Harvard of the Midwest for nearly the same price.

I could share my wonderful experiences so far, but the fact is that Truman State University speaks for itself.

BRIAN MUELLER

Cape Girardeau