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.”

Overview

Applicants
5,646
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.34

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

ACT Composite
18.9 - 25.6

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

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

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,110
with Terminal Degree
631

572
Women
538
Men
190
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
15%
Graduate in 5 years
31%
Graduate in 6 years
36%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Nursing Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Community Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,574

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,659

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,470

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

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
15,115
Out of State
32%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

34.80%
African-American
3.53%
Hispanic
52.85%
Caucasian
4.54%
Unknown
2.90%
International

61% female
39% male
32% are out of state
60% are full time
40% are part time

Overview

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
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
83
First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
83

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
125
Number of Honor Societies
27

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
11

13% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Trojans)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Rodeo
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Trojans)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Rodeo
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

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

Sustainability

Green Rating
62

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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mr. Buddy S tarling
Dean, Enrollment Management

Address
111 Adams Administration Building
University Avenue
Troy, AL 36082

Phone
(334) 670-3179

Email
bstar@troy.edu

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
W A GAYLE PLANETARIUM

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8-5
(334) 670-3179

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.troytrojans.com/index.php?change_well_id=9990

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation


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

5,646
Applicants
15,115
Size
72%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists