From the School

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 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 nearly 1,200 international students, representing more than 65 countries. Each day on the residential campus in Troy, as many as 85 different languages can be heard. 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 150,000 alumni worldwide and the University’s Alumni Association has 63 local alumni chapters throughout the United States and international chapters in China, Russia and Vietnam.


From The School

Undergraduate Admission: High School graduates may be admitted as Freshmen to Troy University on the basis of acceptable high school records (a 2.0 Grade Point 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 or 1030 if taken since March 2016). 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.

Undergraduate students applying to Troy University will be charged a $30 application fee.

Graduate Admission: Those students wishing to apply to Troy University to pursue graduate degrees must submit a letter of recommendation and final official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, including the degree granted and award date. Graduate students must submit official test score results for the GRE, the MAT or the GMAT.

Graduate students applying to Troy University will be charged a $50 application fee.

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Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

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

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
433 - 528
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 550
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 585

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors


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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Academic Programs

With a student-first philosophy, Troy University continues to serve both traditional college-aged students and adult learners with quality academic programs, in high-demand fields, through its five colleges – the Sorrell College of Business, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Arts and Sciences, Education and Health and Human Services.

Academic programs include a range of options in business, management and accounting, human resource management, criminal justice, education, psychology and counseling, social work, nursing, public administration and political science, athletic training, theatre and dance, art and design, and sport, tourism and hospitality management, among many others.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Troy University offers more than 225 undergraduate and graduate academic programs and concentrations, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

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


  • 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
  • Business/Managerial Economics

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Radio and Television

  • 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/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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • 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.”


Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

ROI & Outcomes


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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Undergraduate tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $301 per credit hour for in-state students, and $602 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Graduate tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $397 per credit hour for in-state students and $794 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Fees charged each semester include:
  • General University fee -$39 per credit hour
  • Registration fee -$50 per semester
  • Student Facility fee (Troy Campus only) -$100 per semester in fall and spring semesters and $50 in summer semester.

The Troy Campus features a variety of residential living options that vary in pricing. On campus residents are also required to purchase a meal plan that can be used in Trojan Dining or the food court located in the Trojan Student Center.

Financial Aid

Troy University is committed to providing exceptional service to students and their families who apply for financial assistance. The Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of services and programs designed to help you find ways to meet the costs of education. Additional information on the various types of financial aid and their requirements can be found at

A number of scholarship opportunities are also available through the University that can help students finance their education. For more information on available scholarships and their requirements, visit


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

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

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)

Direct Lender


From The School

The University’s Troy Campus is home to a diverse student population, including students from across the United States and nearly 1,200 international students representing more than 65 countries. Each day on the residential campus, as many as 85 different languages can be heard.

Students on the Troy Campus have a variety of opportunities to enrich their college experience. Troy students have nearly 200 student organizations from which to choose, including fraternities and sororities, academic/professional clubs, honor societies, leadership and service groups, political and special interest organizations, religious groups, performing groups and campus publications.

One of the campus’ largest student organizations is the Sound of the South Marching Band, which includes students from each of the University’s five colleges. A variety of performing ensembles are also available through the John M. Long School of Music.

Leadership opportunities are available through participation in the Student Government Association, the Freshman Forum, Trojan Ambassadors, and IMPACT orientation leaders, among others.

In addition, the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, a part of the John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success, connects Troy University students to applied learning opportunities where students can develop skills in leadership, project management and civic action, while making a difference in the local community. Current student Service Learning and Civic Engagement initiatives include: poverty and hunger, sustainability, healthy futures and community action and outreach.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment



60% female
40% male
33% are out of state
63% are full time
37% 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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The complete university experience may be found at Troy University’s beautiful, historic campus in Troy, Ala. The Troy, Ala. campus provides top-notch academic programs as well as experiences that shape careers and lives. Students on the Troy Campus enjoy more than 150 clubs, Greek organizations and philanthropic groups, as well study abroad programs, Division I athletics, an honors program and more.

The Troy Campus also offers a wide variety of residence halls, including apartment style units. The surrounding city of Troy is a charming Southern city with a picturesque town square featuring unique boutiques and food options.

Troy’s Dothan Campus is located between Dothan and Fort Rucker and serves primarily adult learners through day, evening and weekend classes. The campus is home to R. Terry Everett Hall, named in honor of the longtime Alabama Congressman from the state’s Wiregrass region, and includes in its library collection Everett’s Congressional papers. The Wiregrass Archives, featuring historical photos and documents from the region, is also located at the campus.

The University’s Montgomery Campus is located in the heart of the state’s capital city, and has been a catalyst to revitalization within the downtown area. The campus’ administrative offices are located in the former Whitley Hotel, which was renovated to include office and classroom space in what is now known as Whitley Hall. Another revitalization project that is a centerpiece of the campus is the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts, a 1,200-seat theatre and performing arts venue which features performing groups from throughout the region. The campus is also home to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, which is located on the site of Mrs. Parks’ 1955 arrest that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The museum pays tribute to Mrs. Parks’ legacy of courage and celebrates the people and events of the 381-day boycott, which led to the integration of the city’s public transportation system.

The Phenix City Campus, includes a location on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, which has served as a catalyst for development along the East Alabama city’s riverfront. The Phenix City campus serves primarily adult learners from East Alabama and neighboring Columbus, Georgia.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The Troy Campus offers a full complement of facilities for students, including numerous on-campus computer labs and study facilities, 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 also can take advantage of opportunities that will help them hone their skills and enhance their academic success. The John W. Schmidt 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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

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

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

Alison Hughes

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


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
Associate Vice-Chancellor Enrollment Mgt

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


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