From the School

Founded in 1887 as a teachers college, TROY operates four campuses in Alabama Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City -and locations in 7 states and five other countries. TROY also removes the barriers of time and place for students through a robust online offering, serving students in 13 time zones.

With in-class and online programs in fields like business, education, nursing, computer science, sport management and criminal justice, students can pursue an in-demand education with a university that is consistently recognized for its quality programs at affordable prices.

Troy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


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Admission requirements for first-time freshmen are as follows:
Unconditional Admission - High School graduates may be admitted as Freshmen to Troy University on the basis of acceptable high school records (minimum 2.0 GPA; "C" average) and scores achieved on the American College Testing Program (minimum composite of 20 on the ACT), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (minimum composite of 950). Applicants who are 25 years of age or older are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores for admission to the university. All applicants who are graduates of accredited high schools must submit an official transcript showing graduation and a minimum of fifteen Carnegie units, with three or more units in English. Of the units presented, eleven must be in academic courses. Applicants who are graduates of non-accredited secondary schools may be admitted provided they meet the same requirements as students from accredited schools. Pending judgment of the Admissions Committee, these students are expected to complete satisfactory academic work.

Conditional Admission - An applicant who does not qualify for unconditional admission may enroll at Troy University as a conditionally admitted student if he/she meets the following criteria: If the high school grade point average is less than 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale), the applicant must have a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT or 950 or the SAT. If the applicant's composite score on the ACT is less than 20 (but not less than 17) or 950 on the SAT (but not less than 830), he/she must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). The conditionally admitted student will be permitted to carry a maximum course load of 13 semester hours until he/she has attempted 24 semester hours of TROY work. The student will follow prescribed courses of study designed to strengthen his/her basic skills. Specific courses must be taken where weaknesses have been demonstrated. Conditionally admitted students who compile an overall C (2.0) average upon completion of at least 12-24 semester hours of TROY work will be granted unconditional admission status. Credits earned by a conditionally admitted student are recorded on the permanent record of the student and will apply, if applicable, toward a regular undergraduate degree program. If the student fails to earn an overall C average (2.0) in all work attempted during the conditional period, he/she will be dropped from the program and will be unable to return to TROY until the overall grade point average is 2.0 on all college work attempted.

The university assumes that an applicant will have earned a high school diploma prior to enrolling. If the applicant is under 25 years of age, the ACT is required for admission. Students with an irregular educational background, however, can provide the General Education Development (GED) in lieu of high school transcripts. The minimum GED score required for admission is 500.

Occasionally, students from another institution may wish to study at Troy University and then return to their original institution. In such an instance, students must submit transient approval/authorization from the institution where credit will be returned. Students attending Troy University as a transient student must submit an application for admission.

Transfer students are considered those students who have attempted at least 24 semester hours of non-developmental college credit in a "non-dual enrollment" format. Students transferring to Troy University must provide official transcripts from any institution attended prior to planned enrollment. All students who transfer will have their credits evaluated in order to determine admissibility. Transfer students from accredited universities and colleges will be eligible for unconditional admission with at least a 2.00 grade point average on all non-developmental college work previously attempted.

Application process
Once an application for admission is received, all relevant transcripts and test scores will be evaluated to determine a student's status. Upon evaluation of test scores and transcripts, an admissions decision will be communicated via mail or email, advising students of their admission status, as well as any other requirements. Students will also be notified of registration dates for which they are eligible.


Acceptance Rate

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
1.00 - 1.99
Below 1.0

Test Scores

SAT Reading
SAT Math
ACT Composite
18.2 - 24.1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores


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Academic Programs

Troy University offers a variety of opportunities designed to enhance students' educational experience and ensure student success.

An active Honors Program offers students a specially designed program that fosters critical thinking, intellectual development and social responsibility. The enhanced program is designed to provide a balance of common experience and flexibility addressed to individual achievement, as well as a comprehensive framework on which to build disciplinary studies.

Troy University's Center for Student Success provides programs and services that enhance students' academic achievement, personal and social growth, campus and civic engagement and persistence to graduation.

The Center for Student Success focuses on students needing academic support services as they transition from high school or post-high school experiences to the university experience, as well as during their university experience. This program promotes an understanding of and appreciation for higher education; provides programs and services that improve students' opportunities for academic success, personal, social, and career enrichment; encourages civic and campus engagement; orientates students to the University and its policies, resources and culture; and fosters the development of positive relations between and among students, faculty, and staff.

The Center includes a First-Year Studies program that assists students in making the transition to college life and coursework and helps to acclimate and engage students in campus activities and community service.

In addition, Troy University offers a growing number of Study Abroad opportunities for students. These opportunities provide quality learning experiences that increase students' knowledge on an array of issues, advances their critical thinking, tolerance and understanding of cultural diversity. Studying abroad helps TROY students gain international awareness, global competency and the skills and knowledge necessary to better compete in the worldwide job market.

TROY students have taken part in study abroad opportunities to Africa, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, France, Israel, Germany, Spain and many more. Knowing the importance of a global education, Troy University recently implemented a Study Abroad Scholarship program to open the door for more students to take part in these programs.

While studying abroad is an important part of Troy University's international focus, TROY students don't have to leave the Troy Campus to gain a global understanding. TROY enrolls nearly 900 international students on its Troy Campus and is home to the Confucius Institute, which seeks to encourage the study of Chinese language and culture.

Majors and Degrees Offered

TROY offers associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and features in-class, online or hybrid options to best suit the student needs. The University's degree programs are spread across five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Sorrell College of Business, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services.

Combining a comprehensive education with marketability is the hallmark of every degree TROY offers. More than just learning by the book, TROY students are equipped to transition seamlessly from the classroom to the real world, with the confidence and capability to apply what they've learned in a professional environment.

Undergraduate degrees available include: Accounting, Athletic Training, Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Human Resource Management, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Social Work, Sport Management, Surveying and Geomatics and many more.

Graduate degrees available include: Accounting, Adult Education, Business Administration, Computer Science, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Human Resource Management, International Relations, Management, Nursing, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work, Sport & Fitness Management, Strategic Communications and many more.

TROY also offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Students Say

A “great, small-town university” with a pleasant Southern atmosphere, Troy University is a comfortable place to get an undergraduate degree. Students praise the academic experience saying, “Teachers are easy to work with, and smaller class sizes create a wonderful learning environment.” Like other colleges, your experience at Troy “really depends on what department you choose” and “general academic classes can be less informative” than major coursework. However, “Professors are, for the most part, well-rounded, educated, and politically-open people,” and they are “always willing to help” a struggling student. The school is generally well-run, with “strong leadership from top to bottom,” and an administrative staff that is “kind, courteous, and helpful.” While many would like the administration to directly address student concerns (like the parking shortage), students are happy to report that, “Troy has the air of growth and expansion,” and the “administration at Troy works hard to provide for the university and make it a better place.”

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Prominent Alumni

Dr. Manley Johnson
Owner/Consultant, Johnson Smith International, Inc

DeMarcus Ware
Pro Bowl LInebacker of the Dallas Cowboys

Bobby Bright
Former Congressman, District 2, Alabama

Clara Fryer
Owner/Attorney, Fryer Law Firm

William Gregory
retired NASA astronaut; Manager - Business Development for Honeywell

Dr. William Novick
Founder & Medical Director of International Children's Heart Foundation


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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Undergraduate tuition is $264 per credit hour for in-state students and $528 per credit hour for out-of-state students. A general University fee of $35 per credit hour and a registration fee of $50 also apply.

Graduate tuition is $338 per credit hour for in-state students and $676 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Troy University offers a variety of on-campus living options. Residence halls range in price from $1,463 to $2,735 per semester. An additional meal-plan fee is also assessed.

Financial Aid

Troy University is committed to providing exceptional service to students and their families who apply for financial assistance and encourages all applicants to consider completing the financial aid process so that they fully understand the financial aid options available to them. The Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of services and programs designed to help students find ways to meet the costs of education. There is an application process associated with receiving financial aid so all students should be familiar with priority deadlines and apply well in advance of the anticipated start term.

Financial Aid Specialists are available to assist students with the process and answer phone inquiries about general or specific financial aid questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender


From The School

Troy University offers a variety of student organizations with more than 100 student organizations from which to choose. The University has an active Greek community, numerous band and choral ensembles, including the more than 300-piece Sound of the South Marching Band; as well as numerous service and professional organizations to meet the desires of most all students.

Students Say

Troy is a largely local university, and, for the majority of undergraduates, campus is just “about 50 miles or so away from home.” Therefore, most students—many from small towns in Alabama—“come to Troy and fit right in with the community and students.” “The most typical student would be a southern, Christian, republican;” however, there is diversity among the student body—including a large international population. A current student tells us, “Growing up in the South, it is [among] the most diverse places I have ever been.” Students appreciate the fact that Troy attracts “so many different types of people from all over the world,” though they admit that the international students often “do not mix” with their American classmates. On the whole, Troy students are “pretty relaxed, friendly, and interactive with each other,” and socially “there are tons of students that love to party.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


American Indian or Alaskan Native

63% female
37% male
40% are out of state
54% are full time
46% are part time


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Troy University operates four campuses in Alabama Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City.

The Troy Campus is a residential campus, serving approximately 7,500 primarily traditional-age students and includes on-campus living options, a dining facility, bookstore, library, fitness and student life facilities, a full complement of student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and Division I athletics.

Campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City serve primarily adult learners and, as such, are commuter campuses.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Troy University offers a full complement of facilities for students, including a dining hall complete with numerous dining options; the Trojan Student Center, which includes activity space for events, bookstore, food court, fitness center and game room area; a comprehensive library; numerous residence halls that provide a variety of living options; fraternity and sorority houses; athletic facilities, including the 30,000-seat Veterans Memorial Stadium and Trojan Arena, which is home to men's and women's basketball.

Off-Campus Opportunities

The University's Troy Campus is located in Troy, Alabama, just two hours from the Gulf Coast beaches. The community features a variety of restaurants and activities that cater to college students, while maintaining the positive small-town qualities.

Student Organizations & Activities

Troy University offers a full complement of facilities for students, including a dining hall complete with numerous dining options; the Trojan Student Center, which includes activity space for events, bookstore, food court, fitness center and game room area; a comprehensive library; numerous residence halls that provide a variety of living options; fraternity and sorority houses; athletic facilities, including the 30,000-seat Veterans Memorial Stadium and Trojan Arena, which is home to men's and women's basketball.

Students Say

The Troy campus is located in a small Southern community, and “The area definitely has the small-town vibe and slow pace of life.” There are a few bars in town, but “most of the social gatherings are at house parties and Greek functions.” Instead of partying, other students get together to “play board games, have picnics, or get a big group to play an outdoor sport.” For more options, you can “drive an hour to Dothan or Montgomery to go out to eat and go shopping.” In addition to the obvious (“sleeping, eating, going to class, and studying”), Troy students participate in theater, sports, marching band, and Christian groups. Despite club activities, campus life can be quiet. “When school is in session Troy is great, but during some weekends and breaks it is a ghost town,” because many student go home to see their families. Under any circumstance, getting involved in campus life is important; “Troy can be either exciting or boring depending on what you make out of it.” A current student affirms, “I am involved in a fraternity and the student government and without these groups, I would be bored and lost.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

13% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Trojans)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Trojans)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Auburn University - Montgomery
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Alabama State University


Green Rating

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Mr. Buddy S tarling
Dean, Enrollment Management

111 Adams Administration Building
University Avenue
Troy, AL 36082

(334) 670-3179


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium
Malone Art Gallery
Hall of Honor/National Band Hall of Fame
Trojan Center
Rosa Parks Museum - Montgomery Campus

Most Popular Places Off Campus

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
(334) 670-3179

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Local Accommodations
Best Western Courtyard by Marriott Days Inn Hampton Inn Embassy Suites Quality Inn Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Express
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Key Stats

Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists