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Austin Peay State University



Austin Peay State University
601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044


The Austin Peay State University's 160-acre campus is located in Clarksville, the fifth largest city in Tennessee, 45 minutes northwest of Nashville. Founded in 1927 as Austin Peay Normal School, Austin Peay State University now enrolls about 9,100 students. The school experienced record growth in 2006, as enrollment increased by six percent.

The Austin Peay State University offers more than 50 majors, broken down into 90 concentrations, through its four academic colleges--Arts and Letters, Science and Mathematics, Professional Programs and Social Sciences and Graduate Studies. APSU also offers more online degrees than any other school in the state. The Austin Peay State University promises individual attention with a 21:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

There are plenty of opportunities to socialize at Austin Peay State University. APSU has a strong Greek community, recognizing 15 chapters and about 400 members (roughly 5 percent of the campus population). Austin Peay State University also has more than 100 student groups and organizations, including the AP Playhouse, APSU Hockey Club, Wildlife Society and the Student Art League.

The School of Technology and Public Management is based in the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. It offers Public Management, Engineering Technology and Professional Studies programs. In addition to flexible courses designed to accommodate work and training schedules, conveniences include discounts for military personnel and their families, on-site VA and financial aid attendants and ACE evaluation of military credit. The Center has multi-media classrooms, closed-circuit television for distance learning and a campus bookstore.

Quick Facts:

  • Almost 95 percent of Austin Peay State University's nearly 300 full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or the highest academic degree in their respective fields of study.

  • Austin Peay State University offers village-style living. Each of the 76 apartments in the Beatrice Hand Village has four bedrooms equipped with their own cable, phone and high-speed internet and temperature controls.

  • Athletic teams challenge for titles in the Ohio Valley Conference in NCAA Division I. Students compete in 16 sports, including men's and women's basketball, baseball, volleyball and men's golf.

  • Scholarships are available to qualified students interested in studying abroad. Austin Peay State University students have studied classes in Canada, China, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Japan, Nigeria, Spain, Sweden and Taiwan.

  • The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation named the Clarksville campus one of the safest campuses in Tennessee.

  • Austin Peay State University offers a roommate guarantee, allowing students to pick their roommate. APSU is the only public university in Tennessee with this feature.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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