From The School
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.
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.”