Troy University: Narrative Description

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University Ave.
Troy, AL 36082
Tel: (334)670-3000
Free: 800-551-9716
Admissions: (334)670-3243
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Troy University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1887. Setting: 577-acre small town campus. Endowment: $17.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $267,270. Educational spending 2003-04: $3375 per student. Total enrollment: 8,847. Faculty: 425 (242 full-time, 183 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 3,568 applied, 66% were admitted. 46% from top quarter of their high school class, 84% from top half. Full-time: 4,348 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,139 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 53 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 28% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 24% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3850 full-time, $163 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7700 full-time, $326 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $312 full-time, $13 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4812. College room only: $2300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 110 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University band, University choir, yearbook, University Activities Council. Major annual events: homecoming, Honors Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,573 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Wallace Library with 443,415 books, 1.6 million microform titles, 1,397 serials, 5,938 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 557 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 15,000, Troy is located at the junction of U.S. Highways 231 and 29 and is 50 miles from Montgomery, the state capital. There is regular bus service. The citizens take great interest in the University, and extend a cordial welcome to students. There are numerous social, church, civic and school organizations which provide cultural enrichment for the citizens and for the students of the University. Recreational facilities include parks for swimming, tennis courts, a lake for fishing, and two golf courses.

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