Troy, AL
Troy University


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Krystal
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Troy University help students excel to their highest level.

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

Troy University help students excel to their highest level.

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

Troy University is located in a small town that supports the students finacially, mentally and physically. The citizens here are involved in the sports and activities of the university.

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

The first step to finding the right college is deciding on the environment you want to be surrounded by. The environment is so important because it has many influences on the student. Being in a big city, a student is more drawn to activities outside of college because there is so much to do. A small town is more calm and a better studying setting. The next step should be the size of the college. In small colleges, the student can receive more one on one time with the professors, but they may find a better selection of study buddies in a big college. If you know what field you want to go into, you need to find a college that offers your desired major. Depending on your form of transportation, you need to determine the distance you want to be from home. Once you have settled on a college that fits you and your personality, you should try to enjoy the experience. You need to make new friends and get involved in campus activities. You should get to know your professors and classmates. College is one of the greatest adventures in a lifetime if you have an optimistic attitude.

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

Both the student AND the parents should be comfortable in the decision on which college to attend. Whether at home or far awa...

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

Both the student AND the parents should be comfortable in the decision on which college to attend. Whether at home or far away, when all feel good about the decision, things will be much smoother. Don't forget to discuss how often the student will be on campus and at home. Keep a good balance on everything. Parents, don't focus only on academics and students don't focus only on extracurricular activites. Make time for studying but also make time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate. This will make you college experienc much more enjoyable. Also don't sweat the small stuff. You are allowed to have fun, just don't overdo it.

What's unique about your campus?

People are very helpful and kind. I love being able to relax on the grounds when classes are over. It's just great!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who expects to enroll, then not show up to class...but pass the course anyway....it's not happening!

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

My advice to find a college is to find one where you fill at home. My first choice was to go to a big university, but when I ...

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

My advice to find a college is to find one where you fill at home. My first choice was to go to a big university, but when I visited Troy University, I felt right at home. The campus is not too small, but not too big. Most students show a great sense of school pride and are really involved. Another thing in finding the right college is to find a college with your major that has a good department with your major in it. You also have to look at the price of school. College is getting more and more expensive, and everyone doesn't get financial aid. With all of these steps combined, you should be able to find the perfect university.

What's unique about your campus?

Troy University is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I came to college not knowing anyone, but in just a few months, I had alot of new friends and I was really involved on campus. It is really easy to meet people on this campus. Getting involved on this campus makes the college experience so much better. The school spirit is glowing on this campus. The campus is so diverse, all of the students get the chance to learn more about other cultures, making everyone more diverse.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone can attend this school. There are all kind of things and organizations on campus that make it enjoyable for all types of people.

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

Cost certainly is at the forefront of every educational plan made by parents and /or students. However, one really must must...

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

Cost certainly is at the forefront of every educational plan made by parents and /or students. However, one really must must consider the greater picture. For example, administration, campus security, affiliations, athletics, and a strong focus on the fine and liberal arts should be intertwined. No college is perfect. However, there are many fine institutions out there just waiting for an eager and ambitious young person to shine on its campus. Troy University is an outstanding institution ranked as one of the very best in the Southeast by the Princeton Review. Too, it has campus in three other Alabama cities, several states, and dozens of international campuses. It is fastly approaching the long-desired title "One Great University" (OGU). For those parents and students who are uneasy about choosing a huge, nationally renowned university simply because of tradition or prestige, the answer might be easier than expected. Troy University offers all of the richest academic and real-world experiences on a comfortable, elegant small Southern campus. Though only a Division 1 school, its accredidations, international acclaims, and recent local renovations / constructions are making Troy University a worldwide force that prepares its students for success in the global economy of tomorrow.

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.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing at my school is parking. The campus is beautiful and the facitilites all very adequate, but parking can be a nightmare. I remember the beginning of Fall 2005, I was forced to leave my car at my dorm and walk the entire length of campus to get from class to class. August 22 in South Alabama is unbearable. By the time I did get to my second class of the day, I was practically sweat-drenched. The campus is very hilly, so walking considerable lengths in the heat is no fun.

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

When visiting colleges, break away from the group and talk to the students, the ones leading you around gloss over reality because they aren't allowed to say anything negative about the school. Most students have no problem giving you the campus reality. Get a course book, to make sure they offer what you want. After you find the college for you, keep the crazy for the weekend, don't get classes that are earlier than you're willing to wake up, go to at least one home football game, surf the extracurriculars, and if you must join the greek system (which takes up a lot of time and money, not to mention that fraternities and sororities have forgotten the meaning of being Greek) wait until your second semester so you know you can handle the load.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The financial aid office. They give the run around, if you have a private loan they sometimes stall until it expires or you don't get it until after you really need it. Financial aid is really one big mess. I'm still waiting for them to certify a loan they were supposed to certify weeks ago.

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

The student-to-be should take a semester or two off and work, or travel, or volunteer before jumping into college. Universiti...

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

The student-to-be should take a semester or two off and work, or travel, or volunteer before jumping into college. Universities are not so much another step on the way to a diploma and a high-paying job as they are an individual's proving ground. Go into it equipped with as much life experience as you can, so as to better understand what you need to get out of the school system. Don't be afraid to talk to the faculty about what you need or want out of your programs: in any school, you get out of it as much or as little as you are willing to take.

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

The parking situation would definitely be the most problematic aspect of the school.

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

The quality of the staff here; I was going to go to Auburn University, but I did a semester at Troy in order to prove to them I could handle the workload in the Computer Science field. The faculty and staff impressed me here so much that I turned down Auburn's offer of enrollment.

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

Find a college that fits you. Always look at cost and expenses.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There was no one there that was really focused on our lives after graduation. They just wanted to get us out of the door. I was from out of state and they really had no financial support for anyone who did not grow up in the area.

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

It is important to always research the colleges you are interested in! Just because a college or university looks good on paper or in a brochure doesn't mean it's the perfect one for you. Make sure they offer activities and clubs that pique your interest. You don't want to be bored, and extracurricular activities are a great way to spend time and meet new friends. In order to make the most of your college experience, don't be shy! Go out there and talk to people, because you never know who you'll have things in common with. In class, speak with your professors and don't stay hidden in the back. You never know when you may need a favor, and a friendly professor is a good person to have on your side. Most of all, HAVE FUN! College is one of the best experiences of young adulthood, and it's meant to be enjoyed.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the small class sizes because it's easier to get involved in class discussions and get to know the professors.

Ben
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 ...

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.

Describe the students at your school.

no relation with racism. a student who was non greek and not an athlete. casual clothes. casual clothes. yes they do interact but only when they are not around their other friends. four: greeks, athletes, regular people, scholastic people. center. everyone will talk to each other if it is necessary. students talk about earnings. in geomatics department our professor often post job opportunities with pay earnings displayed. this is a big deal to geomatics students.

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.

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.

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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