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3 College Senior

Academics: The professors are very professional and I can tell they really know their field of study.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a wide variety of academics available. The professors are usually very helpful and want to help their students succeed.

4 College Student

Academics: The academics are wonderful. All courses are specifically designed to help each student get the most out of their class. The professors care about each student and their grades individually. The professors are always willing to help during office hours. Tutoring is also a great option at Troy University when a student needs extra help.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The registration process is something you'll have to practice at, but not too difficult. All science majors are extremely popular, especially Nursing. The work load, is a load no understatement.

5 College Senior

Academics: There are a number of academic departments within the Troy setting. Considering my major studies the professors have been extremely good. I have also had great professors in my elective subjects. The registration is extremely efficient and easy. The work load and requirements are about the same as any other college. Other study options are online classes which are very good and thorough. Popular study areas seem to be the library.

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Troy offers many unique degree programs, including a B.S. in deaf interpreting, as well as lots of different minor options in everything from leadership students to military science. All students, regardless of major, must complete the General Studies Program by their junior year—this program includes classes in various areas such as English, biology, and history. Also, all first-year students participate in the Common Reading Initiative the summer before coming to campus—everyone reads a common book and then participates in book discussions that help everyone further understand the book.

And if you ever need extra assistance, Troy offers several seminars and on-campus resources to help its students academically. Eldridge Hall offers tutoring in math and science-related subjects, and there is also a writing center there to assist students with papers and English assignments. There are also seminars and workshops offered that focus on study habits and choosing the right classes.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
579
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
819
Total FT Faculty
579
Faculty with Terminal Degree
67%
Average Faculty Salary
$58,393
Full-Time Retention Rate
72%
Part-Time Retention Rate
42%
Transfer-Out Rate
34%
Graduation Rate
34%
Programs/Majors Offered
53
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 59%
  • 50 or more students: 5%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 36%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Sorrell College of Business
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 10%
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 5%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other: 3%
  • Psychology: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
Troy does offer online courses, but they are mostly for upper-level and graduate classes. For more information, check out www.troy.edu/ecampus/onlinegraduateprograms.
Best Places to Study
  • Barnes & Noble campus bookstore
  • The library
Tips to Succeed
  • Attend class.
  • Get to know your professors even if you don't need help with the material. You never know when you will need a reference or just someone to talk to.
  • Register early because classes fill up fast, and you may not get the classes you want if you procrastinate.
  • Study!
  • Talk to your advisers before registering for classes to avoid taking something you don't need.
Did You Know?
Forbes Magazine recently named Troy the best four-year university in the state of Alabama.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 124 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 70 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 69 responses

  • 14% This was my dream school.
  • 62% This was one of my top choices.
  • 23% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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