Troy, AL
Troy University


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Recent Reviews

Robyn
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very unique, diverse and many are even international.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very unique, diverse and many are even international.

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

Troy University is very diverse. They except students from all over the world who speak many different languages. Many of them are not very fluent in English, but Troy University works with them to provide them with the same learning opportunity as they do Americans. This university is also adaptive to the needs of those with disabilities. Here everyone is treated equal and they always find a way to provide activites to give the students something to do. They also provide various clubs and organizations so that everyone can be apart of something.

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

The advice I would give myself is to go into college with a positive attitude. Do not attend every party there is. There will be many parties in college, sometimes every day of the week. Take your classes serious, dont let other students or upper classmen tell you a class is easy. To them it may have been, but everybody is different. One class may require you to study, where someone else may not even have to show up and ace a test. Go to class unless your health permits you otherwise. Everyone in college isn't your friend, so choose them wisely. Don't be afraid to ask for help, thats what the staff is there for. They want to help you. Oh yeah, when refund comes around do not spend all of buying alcohol and going to parties. Learn to save your money; there may come a year or semster when your finaincial aid does not cover all of your expenses or your meal plan runs out, thats when your extra money comes in handy. Always think before you act and when you feel like there is no one to call on, you've got mom and GOD.

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

An international melting pot, full of all cultures, class, and ethnicity.

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

An international melting pot, full of all cultures, class, and ethnicity.

Describe the students at your school.

Multi-cultural young adults with vigar, and vitality, and quite a bit to learn about life and responsibility.

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

Take everything you learn serious to prevent repeated mistakes, that could subsequently set you back. Realize that knowledge is a powerful tool that is often taken for granite when you are young. Make use of all available resources, and seek help from those with positive impacts on your life. Strive to be the best at whatever you do, and make sure it is geared towards your ultimate goals and success. Never think less of yourself, but don't be a know-it-all. There is always room for improvement, but never take school lightly. It is the doorway that leads to the life you will once lead. Some portals that you enter can lead you to the destination you so desire. But be mindful that some paths seem right, but ultimately lead to distruction. So, be a leader by learning to be a good follower. You can never go anywhere or have anything if you never learn. Peer pressure has always been around, we've been where you are, and we have done what you do. Just know there are better, brighter days ahead; believe it and watch it come to pass. DKW 1-13-10

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

The first thing I would tell myself is to not stress out. I spent so much time worrying about school and if I would fit in t...

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

The first thing I would tell myself is to not stress out. I spent so much time worrying about school and if I would fit in that I made myself sick. I came here and made friends in no time at all. I would also tell myself to spend a lot more time with my family. While I was living at home I took my family for granted, but being away from them has made me appreciate them so much more. I now realize that I have a wonderful family and I am blessed to have them in my life. The last thing I would tell myself is college is completely unlike anything I expected. I would tell myself that though it may be hard at times, but you?ve got to stay strong and think positively. One can accomplish anything with confidence and a positive attitude.

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

I wish I had known how much different college is than high school. When I first arrived I was so excited about college and the new life I would start here, but after a few months the excitement wore off and I began to feel homesick. I was very involved and very busy back home, but Troy doesn?t offer a whole lot to get involved in. I wish I had considered more colleges closer to home and ones with better campus life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person that should attend this school is one who likes to the "small town" feel. Troy is a relatively small University and the town is very small as well. If you like small classes that only take you ten minutes to walk to then you will like Troy University. At Troy you can walk to class and always run into someone you know, so if you like the feeling of a small, connected University, then Troy is the right school for you.

Lindsay
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are accepting of each other and work well together. You can always find a friendly face, even if you don't know an...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are accepting of each other and work well together. You can always find a friendly face, even if you don't know anyone.

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

I would tell myself that there are plenty of new people in college to meet and share interests with. There are a lot of activities and organizations in which to get involved. I will have more opportunities to do anything I choose and have time for. I would also tell myself not to worry about whether my high school had prepared me for college, because the adjustment is not as big of a deal as everyone makes it seem. There is extra time to compensate for the difficulty level of college courses. Everything balances out!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A pessimistic person should not attend this school. The entire student body has a wonderful pride in the Troy University Trojans that a pessimist would not appreciate or take part in.

Mark
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has the number 1 distance learning program in the Nation. It works closely with our Armed Forces to help provide education...

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

It has the number 1 distance learning program in the Nation. It works closely with our Armed Forces to help provide education to soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines stationed all around the world.

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

I would tell myself to focus on my studies instead of on finding a date for Friday night. I would tell myself to always remember that I am more intelligent than I give myself credit for. I would tell myself that I need to value the work assigned to me and appreciate the opportunities that are provided to me through my schoolwork. I would remind myself of the importance of doing well in school not only so that I can be successful afterwards, but so that I can set an example for my children that education is one of the most important things in life. Lastly, I would tell myself that there is nothing that can hold me back from being successful and that I can accomplish anything that I put my mind to.

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

There is nothing that I wish I had known before I came to this school. The school has a very informative website that enables all students and prospective students to learn as much information as they would like to about the University.

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

First I would make it emphasis on the discipline that is needed in college rather than in high school. The discipline will be...

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

First I would make it emphasis on the discipline that is needed in college rather than in high school. The discipline will be stressed because it covers the time it take to study and understand college material. Second I have paid more attention my senior year instead of focusing on graduation. Freshman year of college is nothing but a repitition of high school, so if you were studious during your high school senior year, then transitioning to your first year of college will not be as stressful. Third I would have told myself to be more appreciative of the one on one interaction with my teachers. The biggest downfall for first year college students is being independent by keeping up with your assignments.

Mercedes
Describe the students at your school.

There are a variety of races on my campus. However, they same to be all attracted to who they grew up around only and have co...

Describe the students at your school.

There are a variety of races on my campus. However, they same to be all attracted to who they grew up around only and have conservative opinions or ideas that were passed to them from their parents. Many people wear a smile on their face but I'm not sure if they are really open to really getting involved with new people.

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

If I could go back in time as a high school senior and talk to myself about my future in college, I would tell myself to always remain the same and stay original. Don't let anyone influence you, Mercedes, and stay the strong-willed person that you are. While you are here preparing for college, know that as well as high school, college will be some of the best days of your life; enjoy it while you can. Go ahead and start preparing for college, apply for scholarships now so you will not be in much of a financial bind and stressing over financial responsibilities while you are still young. Take every positive opportunity and experience that you can and run with it. Dont be afraid of anything new. If travel opportunities arise, run with it. Explore what you can while you can. Enjoy life as a young person and don't take everything so serious right now or stress yourself out. All you need to stay focused on for now is yourself, your grades, family, friends and social life. Take one day at a time and remember to keep a smile on your face through it all.

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

I wish I would have known more people and that it helps to be as outgoing as possible. I also wish I would have known how relevant and helpful it would have been to apply for scholarships while I was in high school.

Caitlin
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 outs...

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.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to take as many college classes during the summer as I could before I graduated high school. It makes college less stressful. Also I would tell myself to get involved in any group or organizations that you think you would enjoy. It makes it easier to meet people, and you have a more diverse group of friends. The most important thing I would tell myself is to really get to know your professors. By doing this, they are more willing to help you out in tough situations if you have interacted with them.

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

I brag about the advising that we get at our school related to larger universities where students are not even able to speak to their advisors, and at Troy University in my own experience I recieve one on one contact with my advisor almost whenever I need to speak to them.

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

I would want to know about grants, scholarships, loans, and workstudy. Schools should have give information to freshman to e...

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

I would want to know about grants, scholarships, loans, and workstudy. Schools should have give information to freshman to explain the process.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

some classes are not offered during the day

Kimberly
Describe the students at your school.

From the classes I have taken classmates that I have had are very helpful, friendly, and all eager to get the work done in cl...

Describe the students at your school.

From the classes I have taken classmates that I have had are very helpful, friendly, and all eager to get the work done in class. They are willing to give information to better help with your education.

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

I would go back and really focus on my GPA, the courses that I take, and pay more attention. I would have traveled and visited colleges to expand my options of school choice and made necessary arraignments to complete all the paper work to be accepted before my graduation as senior. When college recruitors would come in to the high school I would be more attentive and ask many questions. I can also say I would do more to research how I could pay for college since I am the first one in my family to attend college. I would not have to take out student loans because I would have a scholarship.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A Lazy person who just does not want to do anything with their life.

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