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About Troy University

Troy University is a public, state school in an rural setting in Troy, Alabama. Troy University was founded in 1887 and now enrolls around 16,497 students a year, including 12,712 undergrads.

Troy University offers housing for up to 2,348 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Troy University's endowment was $152.061 million The institution spends around $6,886 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 18.9 Troy University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Troy University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1037
In-State Tuition $10,415
Out-of-State $20,830

2022 Troy University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Troy University Early Admission

Troy University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Troy University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is not competitive to get into Troy University. Troy University admitted 92% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 7,018 applications received in 2021, 6,487 students were offered admission.

Troy University Waitlist 2021

Troy University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Troy University?

Troy University is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Troy University, applicants must submit the following items.

Troy University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements rigor of secondary school record
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Troy University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1037 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Troy University students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Troy University.

Is Troy University Test Optional?

Troy University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 6% submitted the SAT. 74% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Troy University

Yes! Troy University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,348 students.

Troy University students are active in the school's Sound of the South, Sororities/Fraternities and SGA. Welcome Week, Homecoming, and and Commencement are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Troy University.

Financial Aid at Troy University

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $3,169 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Troy University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Troy University

About 77% of students who start at Troy University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 1,457 students who started at Troy University as first-time freshman, 390 graduate within four years.

Around 51% of students who started at Troy University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Troy University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 63% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $47,793 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $26,859 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Troy University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Troy University a good school for you?

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Where is Troy University?

Troy University is located in the rural setting of Troy, Alabama.

If you want to see Troy University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 231 to Troy, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Troy Municipal Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Troy University and Troy are like without leaving home.

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College Info

University Avenue Troy, AL 36082

Campus Setting: Rural

Troy University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Troy University is Continuous processing.

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Troy University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Troy University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Troy University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Troy University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1105


Math SAT Range

460 - 540


Reading SAT Range

475 - 565

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Troy University students is 1037. Applicants with SAT scores of 1105 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Troy University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1105 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Troy University.

Troy University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Troy University is like? There are approximately 16,497 students enrolled at Troy University, including 12,712 undergraduate students and 3,785 graduate students. 65% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from AL and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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