About Troy University

Founded in 1887, Troy University. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 14,144 full time undergraduate students, and 3,711 full time graduate students.

The Troy University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 482 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Troy University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate91%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range925-1160
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,53% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 33 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 54% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Troy University.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    128 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    99 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    140 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    148 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    150 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    150 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    149 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    150 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

Troy University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Troy University?

87 Students rated Troy University

Miles - 08/14/2023

I think it is a pretty decent contender as far as universities go, I don't feel like I have been totally screwed for every dollar and cent in my bank account. The Financial aid team is actually really helpful in navigating enrollment and finding loans. There are plenty of on campus jobs as well, the school takes very impressive pride in its landscaping, and I am sure most of the team that takes care of it is a student body! Small class sizes help you get to know your profs as well!

Taylor - 06/14/2023

If you prefer a smaller school that's not too overwhelming, Troy is an excellent choice. The campus is easy to navigate, and you can walk to any spot within 10 minutes or less. I have noticed that parking on campus is limited and could use some improvement. Although the campus is small enough to walk around, it can be quite challenging for individuals who own a car to find a parking spot near the academic buildings and dorms.

Joshua - 10/28/2022

Hi, my name is Joshua Collier and this is my first year attending Troy University. So far, I enjoy the fact that the facility is military friendly, which is a plus for me as a result of my military service and being a veteran. I enjoy the fact that the facility is neat and clean and everything is accessible and easy to locate. There is a computer room which allows me to stay after class and do additional research and it also allows me to complete assignments I have yet to finish. As of now, my encounters with the staff are friendly and they are eager to assist and help with any assignments that may cause some trouble. My peers are also friendly and are willing to lend a helping hand. overall, I feel safe and content at the university and as of now have not had any issues or problems with the staff or students.

Brittany - 10/19/2021

Troy University is a great college to be apart of because it is extremely diverse, which makes it a very unique school. Troy is known for its innovation in offering both in-class and online schooling which is amazing! The staff they have at Troy are also great at making sure you have everything you need to succeed and if any problems arise they are there to help you work through it!

Troy University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Troy University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Troy University is 91%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back and talk to my high school senior self, I'd tell myself to have a plan. When I came to college four years ago, I really did not know what I was getting myself into. From the age 4-17, I attended the same Private Christian school so moving three hours away to attend a Public Secular university would be a culture shock. Had I known then what I know how I would've been active on campus. Of course socializing in a place where I know no one is a challenge. I would have told myself to do more research on my major so that I'd have a life after undergrad plan. After getting a Bachelors, life gets real.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Troy University is the diverse and amicable student body. The assortment of different cultures and backgrounds all composited together under the same roof is short of incredible. This aids in making new friends regardless of ethnicity or cultural differences.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of my classmates within my major are hard-working and goal orriented, and they take great pride in the work they do outside of the class room.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Though I do not see many things terrible about Troy University, I do wish the off-campus sites would offer more in-class courses as opposed to online - the interaction and face-to-face communications provide a more effective learning environment, in my opinion.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Troy University is a well-balanced, energetic place of learning full of variety and opportunity.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The Band. Being able to be in my home town for my first year of college.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Sadly the people. The school is great, the teachers are friendly and the campus is beautiful. The only thing that could sour Troy is the people, but people who make an experience not so fun can be found everywhere. Troy has taught me that the most important education I can get is the one where I do whatever it takes to succeed in all types of environments. People will put you down no matter what class, race, sex, religion, or person you are and Troy has taught me to stand up for myself. Our moto says it all.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I believe having the most campuses around the world.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Troy University is not known as a party much like Alabama State University. It is not as well-known as the University of Alabama. It is extremely diverse, which makes the school unique from the other schools I once considered. There are people from all walks of life here.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    the lack of job availability

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The person who should definitely not attend this school is the one who considers video games, Facebook, MySpace, and Rap the center of the universe. Troy has a strong reputation as a fine university with a rich heritage of teacher education, business, and science. As an art education graduate, I can tell you that academics and fieldwork are key in the curriculum, as they are in many majors. Those who simply do not apply themselves or even get involved in outside life minimally should consider other alternatives for their future.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Troy University likes to have a well rounded student whom focuses on acedimic excellence, social experiences, and community invovlement.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    dont know

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    yes. geodesy and geodetics. study alot. yes class participation is common. yes. students are competitive. yes i see them outside of class most are very nice. troys academic requirements are good. hopefully getting a job.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    i am on the rodeo team and spend alot of time with my fellow teamates. i often spend time with other athletes. live off campus. athletic events are popular and i enjoy them. single. tuesday at 2 am studying. people party alot. all there is to do here is drink, school, and practice. went home for spring break. nothing goin to bar but most often going to rodeo. sometimes sit around fire and drink.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    greeks are a little stuck up sometimes. but some are real nice.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    just right. most people i talk to respect that i go to troy. in the lab. at rodeo arena practicing. good administration. the old professors need to go let some new ideas in with new professors. parking is terrible. if you pay three thousand dollars in tuition you should not have to buy a parking decal. there is some school pride more needed. walkin out at half time during football game to be acknowledged for winning troys first national championship in rodeo. most frequent complains are food and parking.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    lazy bums.accurate

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

80% of students attending Troy University receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 72% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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