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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
601 College St
Clarksville, TN 37044
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About Austin Peay State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

Austin Peay State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Austin Peay State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
August 9
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,331/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,212/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,993Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,878
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Average
    35%
  • Helpful
    32%
  • Kind
    13%
  • Motivated to learn to advance there education
    13%
  • Obnoxious
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Somewhat indifferent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Let's Go Peay!
    82%
  • Pride
    7%
  • Peay Pride
    4%
  • Sub-standard
    4%
  • Dedicated
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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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.
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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.