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Troy University

Troy, AL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About Troy University

Troy University Overview

Troy University is a public, state school in the rural setting of Troy, Alabama. Troy University was founded in 1887 and the school now enrolls around 15,082 students per year, including 11,297 undergrad students. Troy University provides housing for up to 2,020 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Troy University

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Troy University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Troy University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Troy University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Troy University on the Student Life page.

2022 Troy University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%
In-State Tuition $11,640
Out-of-State $23,280
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $3,166

Is Troy University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Troy University offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Troy University Acceptance Rate 2022

Troy University is not competitive to get into. Troy University admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 6,766 students applied to Troy University and 6,446 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Troy University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 74% of students who start at Troy University return for their second year of college. Around 52% 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 Outlook Troy University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Troy University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 68% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Troy University grads have an average starting salary of $45,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Troy University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Troy University's endowment was $192.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,742 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Troy University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend Troy University full-time are awarded $3,166 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,549 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Troy University.

Based on this information, does Troy University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! 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 would like 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.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Troy University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Troy University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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25 and Above


17 to 25


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Troy University is 21. 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 17 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Troy University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

943 - 1130


Math SAT Range

450 - 570


Reading SAT Range

485 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1130 and Above


943 to 1130


943 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Troy University students is 1042. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Troy University, while applicants with SAT scores between 943 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 943 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 14,901 students enrolled at Troy University, including 11,297 undergraduate students and 3,604 graduate students. 66% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from AL and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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