APSU is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, the state’s fifth largest and youngest city. Austin Peay is a four-year public, master's level university offering over 56 majors and 63 different concentrations. Between 2000-2006, APSU’s enrollment increased 30 percent, making it one of Tennessee’s fastest-growing universities. In 2009, APSU eclipsed the 10,000 students mark for the first time in our history. Austin Peay State University boasts two Centers of Excellence - the
Austin Peay State University boasts two Centers of Excellence - the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Center of Excellence for Field Biology. Because of their outstanding performance outcomes, both have earned the designation of "Accomplished" Centers of Excellence among Tennessee"s public universities. At Austin Peay, students benefit from small class sizes and faculty who are devoted to teaching. With only 21 students in the average class, professors can provide personal attention in a setting that allows for conversation, not just lectures. Outside the classroom, students have many opportunities to connect with peers who share their interests. The University offers more than 80 student organizations, including social groups, professional associations, and honor societies. Students also can participate in a variety of free activities, such as fitness classes, scholarly discussions and movie nights.
Outside the classroom, students have many opportunities to connect with peers who share their interests. The university offers more than 80 student organizations, including social groups, professional associations and honor societies. Students also can participate in a variety of free activities, such as fitness classes, scholarly discussions and movie nights.
Main CampusClarksville, Tennessee, United States Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in ClarksvilleLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Austin Peay is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. A city surrounded by natural beauty, Clarksville offers the amenities of city living and an array of opportunities for outdoor recreation. With average temperatures ranging from -2 degrees Celsius in January to 31 degrees Celsius in July, the city’s 110,000 residents are able to enjoy the outdoors year round.
Situated just 45 minutes northwest of Nashville, the university is near Nashville International Airport, the excitement of Music City USA, and professional hockey and football games. Other nearby attractions include Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate in Memphis, the Olympic-caliber Ocoee River in Chattanooga and the Smoky Mountains near Knoxville.
For international students, the distance between the university and home can be overwhelming. To ease the transition to life in the United States, the office of international education provides international student advisement, and the first friends and bridge programs. Each week, students take part in activities that enhance their knowledge of world cultures and languages. International students also can explore American culture and history-- and teach APSU students about their culture and history-- through APSU’s bridge program, participating in discussions, educational activities and group excursions.
Students who enjoy fitness and sports will be pleased to know university recreation provides access to the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, which includes a swimming pool, indoor track, basketball courts, fitness floor, video games and more. Additionally, URec sponsors intramural team sports and low-cost outdoor adventures such as snow skiing and white-water rafting. For students interested in the creative arts, the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts maintains a calendar of art exhibitions, concerts, plays, readings and performances by renowned artists.