Troy University Top Questions

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




Before attending Troy University, I wish I had known about the lack of extensive activities available at the school and the surprising lack of a sense of community. Sure, if you are in a freternity or sorority, there are plenty of things to do. However, if not involved in the Greek system, there are very little extracurricular activities. During the weekends and holidays, the cumpus empties out entirely. Networking and socializing is limited based upon the size of the campus and the surrounding community. I wish I had known how few extracurricular activities were available before choosing to attend.


I wish I would have known more about all the scholarships they had avaliable. I say this becuase most of the scholarships at Troy students fail to know about. When I was looking for scholarships, I didn't know Troy offered as many as they do now.


Being more outgoing is a major flaw in who I am so I wish I had known how to be less shy. Coming to a school like Troy after attending Faulkner state for a semester is a big diffrence. Troy University is an extremely social school, students make sure that their peers have a fun experience. There are movie nights on campus which gives you an opportunity to meet new people and there are always different kinds of events to mingle with other students. Football isnt my thing but i have to admit I have a blast.


I was well informed of the school and it met my needs and expectations


The amount of time to study to get the degree.


i wish i wouldve known that that the town was very small. There is not much to do so students make their own fun. There are no clubs to go out ot at night. Alot of people here are typical southerners. Coming from a large city to such a small town was a very big transition, and i find myself now missing all the activities a big city has to offer.


The parking situation.


I wish I would have known better tactics of spending money. Living in a college town gets very expensive. I wish I could have known how to spend my money wisely my first year. I had to call home several times and ask for help. Luckily, this year I have a roommate who has helped me greatly and wouldlove to be able to help them also.


I wish while i was in high school how important it is to communicate with teachers and coaches about different awards and grants available to student that have good moral character. By staying focus and and in good academic standing you can do anything you put your mind to but if you never have a dream you'll never have a dream come true.