Austin Peay State is a public university located in Clarksville, Tennessee. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,956 undergraduate students. The Austin Peay State acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Business. Graduating 38% of students, Austin Peay State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,700.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities361 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching175 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration114 Graduates
Information Science82 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services72 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.129 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
Austin Peay State University Reviews
Austin Peay State University has given me the best experience in college. The campus is beautiful and provides so many opportunities for every student. My first semester at Austin Peay, I was so involved on campus that I was there every day of every week. I got involved at the Foy Fitness Center in an aerial silks class. I really appreciated that the two instructors were involved with each student and pushed each of us to the best of our abilities. I also got accepted into Sigma Kappa, the new sorority on campus. Being in Sigma Kappa was the one of the best things that had ever happened to me. It formed me into a social butterfly and allowed me to really help out in the community. The women of Sigma Kappa came together to host events with other sororities to bring people together for charity. Being at APSU has transformed my life in the most amazing ways. I will always cherish the memories I have and the memories I will continue to make while attending at Austin Peay. Go Govs!
I loved going to school at Austin Peay! But, I left to go elsewhere, because I decided that I wanted to do something different with my life. When I was attending, though, my professors were wonderful and very helpful. One of the heads of the Department of Education, Dr. Bruster, is a wonderful woman, and if you're going into education, she's the woman to talk to! The campus, though quite small, has a larger feel to it. The dorms in Sevier Hall were alright, but I had terrible suitemates, so I'm pretty sure that if you work out some sort of agreement at the beginning of the year, you'll be fine. The cafeteria food is great, with a wide variety of food to choose from, but if you don't want to eat in the caf, you can always go to one of the "restaurants" next to it. As far as safety goes, I always felt safe on campus. Everywhere I went, there were those little police poles as far as the eye could see, and I always saw at least 5 police officers walking around campus on my way to class.
I liked Austin Peay because of the simplicity and size of the campus. Although it is not ridiculously small, this campus is also not overwhelmingly big. If you are looking for a friendly and "feel at home" college I would highly recommend APSU!