Troy University Reviews

  • 66 Reviews
  • Troy (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,520
81% of 66 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 66 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Malik Amri
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2021
  • Degree: ESL
"I want to tell you guys about my experience with language institute at Troy University. I studied here a year and half, and I enjoyed studying here with my teachers, especially with ms. Jones. She is so kind and friendly with international students, and she is an amazing teacher. In Troy I met ms. Wood, and she has helped me a lot. She was my teacher in level one and two. My roommate was my teacher in level one and two, and he is so helpful. In level three, I talked to mr. Noe, and I told him I don’t want to study with mr. Cooper because I don’t understand. In level four I didn’t study with him, and all my grade was perfect. In level five he put mr. Cooper to teach me again, and I told him please I don’t want to study with him because I don’t understand with him. He said to me other teachers have other program, and mr. cooper will be your teacher this level. In his class when I asked him to explain more, he always said read the box in your book is very clear. I told him, if I want to study from my book, I will never came to the US for studying. I came here to find someone who can help me to improve my language not saying study by yourself. After I took the last test, I asked him you didn’t explain this part for me, and when I asked you to explain it more to me, you said read the box by yourself. After long discussion, he said to me you are not my favorite student. After he said to me that I left his class to find someone to help me. I was looking to mr. Noe, but he was in the meeting. After he finished his meeting, he came to me, and we talked in other class not in his office. I told him about what happened to me, and he said in the US a teacher can say that for his students. Also, he said to me you don’t like mr. Cooper, and I told him no I never said that for my teacher, but I don’t understand with him. He said same meaning if you say you don’t understand for your teacher that means you don’t like him. I told him I didn’t say that. After this discussion, I felt so bad because he was so rude. I talked to international office, but they said to me we can not help you because mr. Noe is higher than us. It was strange. I respect this university, but I will not recommend anyone to study here because no one can tell you the truth in this university. Overall, I enjoyed studying with ms. Wood, Ms. Jones , Anastasia, Savannah, Emily, Percy, Trey Tallant, and Marcus. This is my experience here. Hopefully, mr. Noe and Cooper will take course about how they can respect international students. I hope you enjoyed reading my experience."
J. Cromwell
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2020
  • Degree: Education
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Master's program offered classes in the evening/night time for those that had jobs. I really love that option."
c brown
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Troy is a very diversity college. They do have classes for all ranges of lifestyles. They do have amazinh opportunities for military and their imdependences. Easy access to blackboard. Staff is always available especially online. classes are very fluent."
Mary Elizabeth Heath
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Troy University's Accounting program prepared me for my internship I had greatly. I was able to analytically think about various problems I faced, along with prepared me to properly communicate with those in the field of Accountancy. The professors I had encouraged me and became mentors."
Social Work
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"My experience at Troy University exceeded my expectations for the most part. The professors were always available and made sure to inform classes of office hours, email addresses and many even gave students their personal cell phone numbers. Curriculum varies by professor as does classroom attendance and test types. Parking is an issue, I suggest that commuters take early classes to avoid searching for parking for hours. My unpleasant experiences were not with the professors or curriculum. The employees of the campus restaurants are horrible! They are rude and I was actually yelled at by an employee of Boar's Head, she is still employed on campus. She yelled at several students and I know that complaints were made and her actions were uncalled for. I returned to the business months later and she is still there and still treating students very badly. The employees at Herbs Place are also notoriously rude to students. My next complaint is the financial aid office. Please do not let this be your first experience on campus! Just take that as a warning! Last complaint, the campus grounds are pristine! The classrooms look as though they haven't been cleaned in years!"
Malcolm Harris
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"If your a student looking for a small traditional campus then Troy University is for you. I enjoyed having small class sizes because the instructors know you by name. If you enjoy learning about different cultures get to know the international students on campus. I've met students from Belgium, Switzerland, England, Japan and Brazil just to name a few. If your sports fan Troy has Division one ncaa sports teams. Most students attend the football games in the fall. Troy is known for teacher education, psychology, nursing and distance education programs. I was a psychology major at Troy. My overall experience in the program was great. If you put in the effort to learn the material in class and go to your instructors office hours it will payoff. The psychology program faculty were very helpful if I needed help on a paper or assignment. The faculty challenges you to think beyond your textbook. If your interested in Troy University take a visit and see if its the right fit for you. Troy University is located in Troy, Alabama south of Montgomery."
Marcus Brown
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Troy University has a great program. The online resources are top notch and the staff at their facilities were extremely helpful. if you want to earn your degree fully online or hybrid, this is the school for you. I was able to finish my degree while working full time thanks to the flexibility of the curriculum and the understanding and caring faculty."
Kiffany Perlote
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Troy University Augusta prepared me for my career and community. Classes were flexible and professors were accessible. My classes were held at night, so it was easy to drive over after work and spend my evening with other students like me. We became a family and have networked with one another for an extended period of time. I recommend Troy University to to anyone who is looking to achieve more and be more."
Jada S.
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"Attending Troy University is one of the best decisions I have ever made. While it will be much easier if your parents managed to save up for your college tuition, for the most part, the school's financial aid office will help you so that you can finish your degree."
Jariza Brewer
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Troy University's Bachelor of Social Work Program was perfect for students with children. I attended the Phoenix City campus and it truly helped me to be able to raise my daughter and continue school full time. Many of my classes were hybrid, either on campus or online. The classes that were on campus were normally after 5:00 pm, and it was awesome for me because my family didn't get off work until then and were able to watch my daughter. I am currently attending University of New England's Graduate Social Work Program. Without Troy University, this wouldn't be possible."