On Saturday, Truman State University welcomed to campus 1,330 new students, that's an increase of nearly 4 percent compared to last year.
This hike in new students comes from Truman's great value in high quality education, according to Truman State University's President Troy Paino.
The incoming freshmen bring an average ACT over 27 and high school high school of 3.7.
"I think the combination of our strong academic reputation, our ability to get students into the top graduate professional programs in the country, but also the demand for our students by employers," said Dr. Troy Paino. "Combined with our affordable tuition, so that combination of academic excellence and access."
Paino says that combination is very attractive to the prospective students and their families.
More than 80 percent of students come from Missouri, with the remainder from 23 additional states and 18 foreign countries.
Truman has been ranked No. 1 U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of "Best Colleges" in the Midwest region.