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- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeB+
Austin Peay State is a public university located in Clarksville, Tennessee. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,993 undergraduate students. The Austin Peay State acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Nursing. Graduating 41% of students, Austin Peay State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,200.
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- 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.102 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities423 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching186 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration122 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services92 Graduates
Information Science72 Graduates
Medical Laboratory Technician71 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
Austin Peay State University Reviews
Hello, my name is Jada Laubree Kennedy and I am currently living in Clarksville Tennessee and also attend Austin Peay State University. I'm a freshman as of now but going into my sophomore this fall of 2020. So far my experience with APSU has been great through the first and 2nd semesters, of course, we all have challenges that we must face especially when we are not used to a certain environment and honestly that was myself at first. Throughout the semester I began to see changes within my academic performance, social skills, and confidence level increase rapidly. Two of my favorite professors were: Sabrina Marsh and Kimberly Morrow.
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!
They have been extremely kind, patient, and helpful during my application process. I have known the orchestra director since my sophomore year in high school; not only has she helped with processes regarding the school itself, she has also lent her time to helping me with advice for struggles with playing my instrument. They are, as far as I've seen, extremely accepting of individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, and their dorm and restroom policies, for example, display that. For the state of Tennessee especially, I was very pleasantly surprised.