Troy University Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • Troy (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,520
77% of 47 students said this degree improved their career prospects
74% of 47 students said they would recommend this school to others
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J. Cromwell
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2020
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended this University for Undergraduate and Graduate. I had two issues with professors in Undergraduate. One professor never attended class and decided that I deserved a D in the class when I learned nothing, and when I complained the Dean of the school said he would always side with his colleagues and when I said I would be asking for a refund for the class and I would be taking to to Jack Hawkins, miraculiously my grade was changed to a B because he didn't want me and my classmates to go complain about this issue to his superiors. The next issue with a professor was one who refused to help, in an education class she refused to give us feedback on lesson plans just an X over the assignment, without telling us anything was wrong or how to fix it. This dean also said she didn't have to give feedback and we are college students and we should be able to figure it out (in our first education class). Graduate school complaints I started graduate school prior to EDTPA being in affect, so when it came to everyone having to do EDTPA I knew nothing of the program and when I asked for help I was told we cannot help you..... On a program that I knew nothing of. Also, I asked for help never received help and then was told I didn't ask enough for help. I guess these people expect you to get on your hands and knees and BEG them. Even though its their job. I am so disappointed in the experiences that I had at Troy University. I let the issues with undergrad slide, but the issues in graduate school I cannot I am very disappointed that I spent my money on this university and wasted my time. If you are someone who ask questions do not expect an answer from the professors at this University they are useless. All the things they said were necessary of the things they hounded me about and failed me because of do not apply in the real world. They also hire employees who have no experience with actual teaching in (grade schools) in their programs. Student advisors (people who observe teacher candidates) do not provide effective feedback and just discuss things behind your back. I would never advise people to attend this university. I have been very successful in my teaching career (no thanks to the crap teachers, advisors and administrators at this university), and when people ask where I went to school I just tell them I went to a school in Alabama. Because my mother always said if you have nothing nice to say do not say anything at all. The best experience I had at this University wasn't even at this university, it is when I was able to study abroad."
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2020
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"If you are working full time, while serving your country part time...stay away from this so called school, especially if you picked it for the convivence of finishing your degree online. My Art teacher insist that the midterm does need to be proctored in person and not on proctorU...what is the point of having a online platform when students need take time off work, just to take an hour test, cant wait to be done with this degree and switch back to my old college."
Dominique Kelly
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I attended my college for four years; it was nothing spectacular and nothing flashy. Instead it was a simple college town and the biggest store in the town was a Walmart. I believed that was helpful though because there were less distractions. The course work was not rigorous enough and I do not believe that in your first two years I was ever challenged or encouraged to learn more that was absolutely necessary. Instead, at Troy they simply want you to be able to memorize and recall information, exams do not test your ability to think only your ability to recall information that you have forced into your head the night before the exam. Another issue is that your advisors are not really helpful until you get into your degree program but I believe that your advisors should advise you about the course that you should take before you actually dive into your program, because some courses are just unnecessary while other courses would be more beneficial to your intended field of study. While so far it appears that I havent said too many good things I will say that my professors when I entered my degree program where extremely amazing and they kept an open-door policy. They encouraged outside learning and articles and the importance of staying up to date on current events. My degree program advisor advised me into taking elective courses to have a better grasp on the current political economic climate and just being more educated in all the realms in which political science can impact the world in which we live. Exams in my degree program were simply not can we recite information that we learned in the class, but can we critically come to conclusions as to why certain theories are impactful and how they are impactful. Troy Universitys program creates political scientist that not only think for themselves but understand how to think for themselves. They train the next generation on how to learn from other fields and take everything into account, before jumping to conclusions that would do more harm than good. Last but not least, the program teaches how to listen to opinions that differ from your own and appreciate the chance to see the same issue from another perspective, which more people should learn to respect."
Ivonne Jones
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Troy University is a school that not only cares about your education but also about your well-being. Staff is excellent in responding to you in an adequate amount of time. Troy is very flexible with your classes, and the cost is a lot cheaper than other colleges. I recommend Troy university to anyone that wants an education on a flexible schedule at a more affordable price."
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2018
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I honestly didnt learn that much while pursuing my degree. Maybe its because I do better with online classes or because the instructors had habits of talking about whatever was on their mind and not the subject of the class they were teaching. I definitely learned more in classes I took online than in the on-campus classes at this school. Overall, decent education and the school is well-respected. Mostly helpful instructors. Administration was a nightmare though."
Michael Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Troy is exactly what you make it, some professors are great, some are n ot. They do their best to support military tudents through a unique staff (if military), but sometimes you inherintly have to work with TA/Financial Assistance Staff, whom through my last 6 years with Troy (Of which I am beginning Graduate Work) you cannot find quick resolution. My wife on the other hand (Working her Undergrad at Troy, previous military), is having a hard time, and the school counsellors she uses are not even remotely the same quality. Her instructors (For the most part) show no leniancy to the fact that we are a military family and have, for the last 8 years, been stationed at remote locations (Marshall Islands, Guam, etc). This is unacceptable for post-secondary education in which the purpose is an education and the delivery is via Book-Code, with next to no interaction with staff. Mandatory usage of Books through their store is an absolute scam; We are students... books are not "Add-on" content to tuition. If you want to charge for the books and lab, then the teachers need to teach the book, not some online labwork which is occasionally reviewed."
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2018
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  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Caution! To any soldiers on active duty if you are thinking about attending a school Troy Univ is not the one you want to attend. I was a soldier in Ft Benning for a few years and I enrolled then dropped my classes due to my crazy training schedule. I thought I dropped it per my guidance counselor BUT I was wrong. Years later I'm going for my VA loan and what comes up deep in my credit check?? A debt due to this institution for $1500, here I am years later and I'm just hearing about this debt now. I was charged for classes I never started, let alone purchased a book for. They reviewed my issue and it doesn't matter that I dropped it with my GC or that I'm a veteran trying to purchase a home to situate my family before a deployment. I'm still being forced to pay for a class I dropped, again too any soldiers/veterans looking to do classes online take your FTA else where these people just want that money. Good luck to all my fellow service members serving and veterans seeking to further their educations. I will be vocal about this until every soldier/veteran is aware of this for their profit organization."
Sara Zylstra
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2018
  • Degree: Exercise Science
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Troy is an incredible school. The faculty at Troy are some of the nicest, most helpful people I have ever met. They genuinely care about your success, and will do everything in their power to help you succeed. It is like a family here; people want to help you, even if they barely know you. Troy is a very diverse school- we are Alabama's International University. This means there are always free events on campus hosted by the international students where students are able to learn about other cultures and expand their world view. We may be a small school, but our school spirit is large. Sporting events are always a huge deal, and admission to any sporting event is free to all students, so it's easy to get involved. Troy also gives out many academic scholarships, so it is very affordable to attend. They spend your tuition well here; by providing students with services such as free tutoring, free printing, knowledgable and caring faculty, fun campus events, and gorgeous facilities. Attending Troy not only guarantees you will receive a quality, affordable education, but you will also be given the full college experience. We have it all, from a wide variety of clubs, athletic events, greek life, and more. If I could go back and pick a school all over again, I would still choose Troy."
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2017
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"All and all Troy is a diamond in the rough. Great teachers and students. You can definitely tell this school cares about quality and they are dedicated to making the process of higher learning simple. I have had zero issues with administration and on top of all this the school is starting to boast some positive athletics. The football team is doing great things once again and I could see them upgrade conferences if they continue to do so."
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2017
  • Degree: Journalism
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Troy University in three words are: Diverse, Amazing, and Opportunities. When I came to Troy I was amazed by just how Diverse Troy really is. During my time here I have met countless people from multiple countries and was given the opportunity to learn about their cultures and languages. One of my favorite things about Troy is that it may be a small, more traditional campus here in Troy, AL, but it is a global campus as well. I have visited two other Troy Universities in Canada and Spain and was treated like just another member of the Trojan Family. It was amazing! The staff and faculty at Troy go above and beyond at Troy! Chancellor Hawkins and his wife are so involved with the students and truly takes the time to get to know the students they work with and are around. No, they don't know every single student, but they still care about each and everyone. My degree program at Troy thoroughly prepared me for my job and the professors were there for every step of the way through the job search and interview process. I truly cannot say enough great things about Troy University. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!"