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Troy University, based in Alabama, is a public university founded in 1887. Through a network of locations and a robust online offering, TROY serves both traditional students and adult learners.

Troy University, based in Alabama, is a public university founded in 1887. Through a network of locations and a robust online offering, TROY serves both traditional students and adult learners with a worldwide enrollment of more than 20,000. TROY operates four campuses in Alabama—Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City-and locations in 7 states, in both Japan and Korea and partnerships with universities in China, Vietnam and Malaysia.

TROY is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and offers degree programs at the Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level.

Founded as a college to train teachers, Troy University has today grown into a thriving international university that enrolls more than 1,000 international students, representing more than 76 countries. Also highlighting the University's international focus, TROY is home to Alabama's only Confucius Institute that maintains a statewide mission of educating about the Chinese language, culture and history and forging economic development ties between the state and China.

Troy University offers degree programs in high-demand fields across its 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.

Troy University has more than 155,000 alumni worldwide and the University's Alumni Association has 64 local alumni chapters throughout the United States and international chapters in China, Russia and Vietnam.

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Overview

Applicants
7,332
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

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ACT Test Scores

SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 565
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16.8:1
Total Faculty
1,166
with Terminal Degree
554

667
Women
499
Men
131
Minority
74
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • 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.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • 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 PROGRAMS.

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

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • 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.
  • Science, Technology and Society.

  • 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.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

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

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

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


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.”

Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,434

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,118

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,965

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
50%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$3,048

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,434

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,415
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,830
Required Fees
$2,045
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,138

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,059

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,185
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,452

Demographics

31.22%
African-American
3.74%
Hispanic
52.47%
Caucasian
3.59%
Unknown
4.56%
International

62% female
38% male
29% are out of state
68% are full time
32% are part time

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.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
16%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
63%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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

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.”

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Alison Hughes

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

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

10% join a fraternity
13% 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


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

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mr. Buddy S tarling
Associate Vice-Chancellor Enrollment Mgt

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
Veterans Memorial 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
ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL
CIVIL RIGHTS MEMORIAL
FIRST WHITE HOUSE OF THE CONFEDERACY
MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

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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