Troy University

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University Avenue

Troy, AL 36082

Phone: (334) 670-3100
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Troy University is a public institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,915, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 820 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Troy University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,416 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,336 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Troy University is Alabama's international university, where east meets west, and students are engaged in high tech and high touch educational experiences. With consortia relationships with universities in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, and the United Arab Emirates, and with academic programs taught by TROY faculty in Japan, Guam, and Korea, Troy University reaches out to over 30,000 students around the world. While Troy University maintains a vibrant residential campus in Troy, Alabama and supports adult learners on three additional campuses in Montgomery, Phenix City, and Dothan, Alabama, over half of TROY students are taking courses online through the university's eCampus. TROY is also one of the nation's leading universities in providing support to active duty military students and veterans and proudly supports our soldier/students currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1887
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $468,758


When applying to Troy University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Troy University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 68.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Troy University is 19:1, and the school has 55.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Troy University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Psychology; Education; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 15%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 34%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 15%
Psychology 15%
Education 8%
Social Sciences 7%

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Student Life

Troy University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,915, with a gender distribution of 37.4 percent male students and 62.6 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus. Troy University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 22,554
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Troy University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Troy University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Troy University, 71 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Troy University.

Students who have cars on campus 71%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Troy University, 70.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,485.

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In-state tuition and fees $9,416 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,336 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,144 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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