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Austin Peay State University Reviews

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  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 1 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to attend a university, but dislike the thought of being an overlooked 'number' in a crowd of students in a classroom, Austin Peay is a great choice! Classroom sizes are typically smaller, allowing for a more intimate learning experience. Also, if you're a non-traditional adult student, Austin Peay is a great choice. There are several paths you can take to obtain your degree, whether it's your first, second, third, or beyond. Online classes and night classes are very popular. You won't feel intimidated, and there are many other non-traditional students, so you don't worry about feeling out of place. Austin Peay is also a great option for members of the military and military spouses. The main campus is located in Clarksville, about 25 minutes from the Fort Campbell Army Post. There is also a campus located on Fort Campbell. Austin Peay works to accommodate soldiers and their spouses achieve their academic goals. If you’re not yet in the military, but interested, Austin Peay has one of the top ROTC programs in the country. You can learn more at their website: http://www.apsu.edu/rotc/

    Tips for prospective students

    If you apply, be sure to submit the separate scholarship application found at this link: https://www.apsu.edu/secure/scholarships/index.htm Any extra money is helpful, trust me! If you're wondering how to say Peay ... you're not alone. It's pronounced like pea. Now, don't be alarmed if you do decide to attend school here, or even if you just make a visit... A common cheer here is let's go PEAY. What other college could say that?

    Bang for the buck

    It is one of the least expensive universities in Tennessee, and offers a myriad of scholarships and work study opportunities. You will receive a quality education without breaking the bank. With over 50 majors to choose from, there is a course of study for almost everyone. Some particularly popular majors are nursing, business, theatre, health and human performance, and education. There are also many preprofessional programs for aspiring doctors, dentists, physical therapists, dental hygienists, lawyers, pharmacists, optometrists, veterinarians, etc. And with a state of the art science complex, you can't go wrong at Austin Peay.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is something for everyone! There are opportunities for athletes, and intramural sports for those just interested in playing for fun. From bass fishing to swing dancing to wildlife and much more... Austin Peay has several clubs and societies to choose from. There are also a a number of sororities and fraternities that are actively involved on campus. Also, the student government association and student life and leadership works hard to please students' wants and needs. They plan concerts, games, and other activities allowing students to be involved on campus. Austin Peay is small enough to feel like a community, yet large enough so that there's always an opportunity to meet new people.

    Am learning a lot

    Members of Austin Peay's faculty are very friendly and helpful. Most professors have an open door policy and are willing to do anything to help their students learn. Also, with the honors program, there are multiple opportunities to build on the basic curriculum through research and additional studies. There are also many opportunities to study abroad in places such as Russia, Asia, London, and several others.

  • 05/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Of you are looking to save a few dollars or you have to take out a student loan and dont want to have to pay for it forever then APSU is your school. If you need a group of friends at all times there are plenty of organizations for you to join or you can just hang out in the plaza area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a little money saved up for books at least 400 before the semester starts because sometimes refund checks come later then the teacher wants to start working on material

    Bang for the buck

    APSU is very affordable if you live in state and are just taking regular classes with no extra fees you need about 4000 a semester to get a nice refund check and get everything paid for. Not all the courses require the newest versions of books or they dont require books at all ,so that helps out alot. The school bookstore is expensive but you can rent books from them for a discounted price at the beginning of every semester. Or you can visit the local bookstore Studymasters and get the same books for even cheaper and campus still approves them. APSU has a lot of activities that students can do for free through out the year mainly in the fall but free is free.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love walking around campus I meet a new person everyday. Its not to big but its not to small. Especially when football season starts there is the Mudbowl event where everyone comes and plays vollyball in the mud ALOT of fun and the frat and sor step show in the plaza that hundreds of students attend. APSU is where it is at I have a blast everyday

    Am learning a lot

    Right now im taking my core classes. They are really easy its like a review of high school, english is like middle school level. The professors are decent you get some that are young like you and are nice but others are old and want to stick with ALL the rules but they all want to work with you and their common goal is that you graduate,even if they have to meet with you on their off days to make up work some of them will

  • 12/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    One of the things I say to many friends half-jokingly, is that Austin Peay excels in mediocrity. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The average-ness that I discovered about Austin Peay allows it to appeal to a broad spectrum of students. I have friends who are egg-heads and those who are slackers. Austin Peay is truly great for everybody because of the wide variety of experiences you can obtain here. The school was very recently recognized for being very military friendly but does not neglect its non-affiliated student body. With all the things wrong that I could list about APSU, there is not enough cyber-space to list all reasons why I am eager to recommend my school for anyone everywhere!

    Tips for prospective students

    From personal experiences, be very knowledgeable of the bookstore's policies. Last semester I bought a new book that they told me I needed for a certain class. I opened it and started reading before class. In class, the professor said we needed a different book completely. I brought my book back to the bookstore where they initially refused to refund me the money. After many telephone calls, they reluctantly gave the wrong edition of the textbook I needed. I now buy all my books online, while many of my peers use Study Master's. Also, Austin Peay has many outlets for you to succeed. If you have a learning disability or are a student with a different disability, register immediately with the Office of Disability Services. Austin Peay also offers a free tutoring service program so if you need a little extra help in a course, do not hesitate to make your tuition dollars work for you. Another great place is the Counseling Services. If ever you have a personal issue that you need to talk about, they are the place to go. The cost is also covered in tuition. If you get ill, Austin Peay also has a great health services staff to help you get back to health.

    Bang for the buck

    While Austin Peay's tuition and fees seem low at first, they can add up if you're not careful. If you decide to live on campus, you have to buy a meal plan. The cafeteria's food options are usually delicious and varied. The best housing is at Hand Village. The apartments are 4 single rooms, two bathrooms, and a living space. Unfortunately, they removed the stove tops from the kitchenettes. Getting off of work late at night, I am sometimes unable to find a place to park. Overall, Austin Peay is a pretty good deal financially.

    Am enjoying being here

    I definitely enjoy being at Austin Peay. It was the first institution to which I applied. It has a beautiful park like campus with scenic sidewalks taking you from one class to another. Besides the many campus clubs and activities, Clarksville itself offers an array of interesting things to get into. A short walk from campus is the River Walk which host such events as River and Spires and beautiful lights during the Holidays. Also Clarksville has most of the big time franchises throughout within its boarders. Conveniently less than an hour away is the state's capital Nashville which offers nearly every metropolitan amenity you desire.

    Am learning a lot

    Learning is the main focus at Austin Peay. In the two years that I have been here, I have learned more from the life experiences that are thrown at you, then from the teachers or text books. I am not a Business major, but Austin Peay has taught me that the quantity is worth more than quality. Recently the university celebrated teaching 10,000 students, but many students have trouble finding places to park and often the cafeteria is over-crowded. But, Austin Peay does offer several venues of learning outside of class with events like Bread and Words and International Night. So I'd say I am learning more than I could have ever imagined here at APSU!

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I see students of all types here and they all can succeed. You just have to not be afraid of asking for help when you know that you need it. There are resources to help with just about any problem that you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Turn in your application as early as possible. Fill out financial aid forms as fast as possible, the money does run out. If possible live on campus, it makes the early class that you are likely to have to get a lot easier, if you don't have to get up extra early to drive to school. If you must drive arrive sometime between 6:30-7:10 for morning classes, and 12:30-1:10 for afternoon classes if want a decent parking spot. If you have a dorm room that is kind of out of the way, or if you are a commuter student I would try to get a locker, there are some lockers on the first floor of the MUC and there are some for Art students in Trahern. There may be more but I don't know where they are.

    Bang for the buck

    Austin Peay is less expensive than most other 4 year colleges, plus you get to ride any city bus for free, if you live in the dorms, you have access to a free laundry room, the library is HUGE, and there is always something going on. Overall it is deffinantly a great deal.

    Am enjoying being here

    The area and people in it are great. The campus looks big, but you can easily walk from one side to the other in 10 minutes or less, and if you don't want to walk the Peay Pickup goes around every 15 or 20 minutes and it is free with your student I.D. and Peay Pickup card you get at the begining of the semester. Since coming here I have not meet anyone I didn't like or that wasn't friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    If you go to class and work along in your book, you will do well in most classes. Be sure that you know how to work well in a group, and DON'T PROCRASTINATE. If there is an emergency most professors will understand and will work with you to succed. None of the Professors want you to fail and if you don't understand something just ask, or go to their office when they have their scheduled office time, if they can't help you they will help you find someone who can. If you do these things and want to learn you will.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    rarely anything happened.

    Clubs and Activities

    The had concerts and events I felt were interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want basic careers such as doctors, lawyers, and scientists.

    What to do for fun

    I don't know. They usually had activities listed on their website.

    Food and Dining

    I agreed with the meal plan except for the fact that they set rules on how to spend your meal plans even though you paid for it.

    Dorm Life

    It was okay except for the fact I had to clean up after grown men.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers gave me work that conflicted my other classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research on the school before applying.

    In three sentences

    It's okay, but I don't like the fact I didn't get any scholarships and they didn't tell my why. I also didn't like the fact I had to find out how to do everything on my own. I also didn't agree with the syllabus criterias.

  • 12/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am an art major so my classroom hours are longer than most as it is because they are “studio hours” since well, you stay and work in the classroom on your piece. Because APSU isn’t huge like other universities classroom sizes are pretty small, so you can have a better relationship with your professor. This was especially useful in my arts classes, since my professors were right there to help me with my projects, show me what I could do to fix something, or even show me a technique to make something a bit easier to do. I also got the opportunity to work with a few professors that I didn’t have a class with his past semester. Kell Black was sort of substituting for my electronic imaging class with Emily Stiegler one day, and was so helpful with my animation. He even found me later working one night and let me borrow this really neat cartoon animations book to take notes from and photo-copy for later reference!

    Tips for prospective students

    Most all of the professors are pretty understanding, and all have e-mails which is a great way to keep in touch with them if something comes up or if you need help with an assignment. There is also a website that professors use called Determined 2 Learn or D2L; and on this website professors can post assignments, how to guides, links to helpful websites, hold discussions on a forum, create a space for you to submit your work, and even set up a chat room for you to talk to your other classmates with. It’s a pretty neat site, though only one of my teachers used it this past semester. I say to learn to like coffee. If you’re a good student, you will be up studying all night or finishing a paper at some point. I recommend going to Einstein’s, a coffee shop there at APSU, it is open late! Good luck everyone and don’t let the stress of learning to be an adult get to you! ?

    Bang for the buck

    The meal plans offered are really nice, and they have an equivalence system set up so that you can eat at other restaurants around campus with your meal plan without using up your “plus dollars” or extra food money. For example, you get a value of 3.50 for breakfast that you can use as a meal at another restaurant if you get tired of the cafeteria; and depending on your plan you can have a different amount of meals a week. I only have ten meals a week, but you can have up to 19! A lot, eh? The cafeteria has an all-you-can-eat buffet styled system, and is open from 7am to 7pm almost every day. It opens late on the weekends; and you’d better remember that or you’re going to be confused and hungry! But do watch what you eat! Because the cafe is all-you-can-eat you can gain a lot of weight quick! So be mindful of what you eat, ok? And since your tuition pays for it, make a stop by the Foy, or the fitness cener located on campus. Working out keeps your body and mind healthy...and you can avoid that freshman 15!

    Am enjoying being here

    For those interested in Austin Peay, I would definitely recommend it. It isn’t too big, and it’s quite comfy—a good place to stay for those serious about school. APSU, like most other universities, require that you stay on campus during your first year of college. Which isn’t too much of a problem, the dorms are pretty nice for being a bit old. The dorm I’m staying in—Killebrew—is a very nice size; you have to share your room with one other person (of your gender of course!) and your small bathroom with the two people beside you. So, you have a roommate and two suitemates! A good relationship with them comes in handy when you get locked out of your room, haha~ The dorms also have a free laundry service offered in the bottom floor of the building; you of course have to get your own detergent and softener, but you don’t have to pay to use the washers and dryers. Just remember when you put your things in or they’ll end up on the floor later! And never do your laundry on Sundays, that’s when everyone gets in from the weekend thus everyone decides to do their laundry.

    Am learning a lot

    Your class load varies on how many “hours” you sign up for—your credit hours just count how many hours a week that you will be in class. I took 17 credit hours this past semester, which is really close to a heavy load; most people only take 12 or 13 which is the average amount you must take to be a full time student (and keep your HOPE scholarship). I can tell you from experience though; if you take this many hours you have to stay serious about school! No partying, no staying out late or up late on the internet, and do not procrastinate! I had to do six projects in three days before finals! And I have learned from this to do my projects early—maybe as soon as they are assigned.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    APSU has one of the safest campuses in Tennessee. With its own police force, APSU keeps it's students safe and takes care of them.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is always active around campus. Through charities and helping to improve campus gives APSU a good name for Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities for everyone on campus. If there is an activity that does not have a club, any student can create one through a rather simple process.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For the smokers out there,there used to be several smoking huts around campus before the SGA passed the Smoke-free campus rule. Now there is only one and it is a place of acceptance and relaxation in between classes and before or after classes. We call it Byzantium.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state students, it's the cheapest place in Tennessee to attend. I believe it has the most open and accepting faculty and staff.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there is plenty to do. The recreation center is a great place to just hang out with friends or workout with a game of basketball or even take an aerobic dance class.

    Food and Dining

    I give Food and Dining 3 stars not becuase the food isn't great (because it is), but because their avaiability is not ideal for students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best part of APSU. It gives the student the freedom from home, yet there are still rules and consequences to abide by.

    Academic Rigor

    I would give APSU 4 stars just because they do not have any and all majors a person could want. Although, they provide a way to create you own degree by double majoring or double minoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    AS a prospective student, APSU is a simple place to focus on your studies but still have fun and enjoy the town.

    In three sentences

    I love APSU. It may be my hometown college but it keeps me focused. I'm not trying to explore a new city or find out where the night-life is.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Small country or city people.People who are looking for a nice size campus to be at.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here.If u r looking for a school that cares about students and in your budget price.

    Bang for the buck

    You get to go to every home football game for free.They give free t-shirts free.The cool part is they give free tutoring for any students who need help in classes.Tuition is very affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying being here.Campus is not too big or to small but just right.You can walk across campus in 10 min.The scene is very relaxing and makes u feel like u are home.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are very helpful.They have open door polices for students.They teach to u not at u which is always good.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This University's tuition is very appropriate.

    Will enjoy being here

    I met a lot of new people the times that I visited. All of the students are really kind, and are willing to help you.

    Will learn a lot

    You should enroll in the honors program to ensure that you are challenged.

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A really big deal breaker for me was the size of the school. It is a pretty small school, so classes are intimate and you can get to know your teacher and even faculty/staff around campus. But it's not too small to where you are bored out of your mind and meet everyone in the first month. I continued to see new faces throughout the entire year. I personally think it is a great school for just about anyone. The only exception I can think of is if you are coming from a really big city, you may not fully enjoy yourself. Clarksville is relatively small, not cows-on-a-farm small, but still. So if you're coming from Chicago where there's a booming city, you may not enjoy it. But anyone else, come on! :]

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get involved! School will suck if you aren't involved in extracurricular activities. There is always something going on and if you attend these functions and join these clubs, you won't have a problem meeting new people and truly enjoying yourself. And on a serious note: You are an adult now, so be responsible. It's great to have fun, but procrastination will catch up to you so just be wise with your scheduling. :]

    Bang for the buck

    I am most definitely getting a quality education and at a good price. I am in-state, so I'm not really sure how that would be for out-of-state students. But I know for a fact that AP is well priced.

    Am enjoying being here

    I definitely am enjoying my time at Austin Peay. I have so much fun on campus and have met some amazing people. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with all of the different campus organizations, sports teams, sororities, fraternities as well as other extracurricular activities. There is always something to do and I really love it.

    Am learning a lot

    I really am enjoying my classes. I have had very good teachers and very good experiences in my classes. I went to a very academically challenging high school, so I am not challenged beyond belief here, which is very good. I feel that it is a good amount of work and gets challenging at times, but you have to be wise and manage your time.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 11 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are used to small cities but if you are use to big cities and having something to do off as well as on campus then this might not want to be your first choice in college.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to call it that. They don't offer you the scholarship you have to apply for it so either way you still will have to pay for everything.

    Will enjoy being here

    If you are not used to the environment then you will be miserable make a visit before you make a decision.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm sure you will learn a lot if you don't procrastinate when it comes to your work.

  • 10/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for socail peole that want to have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and find people to make a study group. These peole can help with diffcult material and make sure that you are studying.

    Bang for the buck

    Is as good as you can get for a public school in Tennessee.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so many peole and sctiviyies. I recently found the rock climbing wall in the FOY and now i am lving there.

    Am learning a lot

    Love y clasess and proffesors. It is so much better then high school. You get to learn intersting stuff and tons of it.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Austin Peay is boring but I blame Clarksville for that problem. If you join some type of Organization or Sport then that will take away from the boring. Also attend as many events as you can because thats how people will recognize you. If you put forth the effort in meeting people then they will do the same.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Austin Peay. It feels good to walk around campus and people knows your name. Campus life is a very wonderful experience and I am currently enjoying every minute.

    Am learning a lot

    Austin Peay is a big campus but it's small. The teachers are willing to work with you and make sure you are getting the education needed.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure if you start at a junior college that you verify all the credits you take will transfer to Austin Peay.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is a clean, friendly and affordable. The teachers I have worked with are understanding and knowledgeable of their chosen professions. The course availability and class curriculum's are relevant to the growing needs of today's employers.

  • 12/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Austin Peay is a great place for people who are open minded, easy going, focused on getting their degree, or try to better themselves. It is a place for everyone and everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use every bit of resource you have. If you need tutoring it is free. If you know you are lazy do not pick a dorm that is the farthest way from the campus. Pick a schedule you know you are comfortable with.

    Bang for the buck

    Your tuition is used to make you happy. If you rather live in a different dorm then the one you are living in now you can change dorms. If you want a better meal plan you can change that as well. There are several computer labs and the library has everything you need. There's even a stake and shrimp night every semester. There are televisions in the area and a coffee place as well. You pay for a beautiful place to study and gain knowledge.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love every minute here on campus. There is something to do every other day. There are so many organizations that you can be apart of.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers stress the importance of learning the material. They want to help you in every way. They will answer questions during class, after class, and spend a couple of extra hours after their set officer hours to help you. The classes are not that big so they know who you are and will adjust their teaching styles to better help you understand the material.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    honestly, everyone! we have an amazingly diverse campus filled with a diverse population of students!

    Tips for prospective students

    it's a nice sized campus where you can walk to any class in five minutes or less. the books aren't too expensive, but if you have to pay out of pocket, try amazon or ebay. buying from the bookstore gets a touch pricey. oh! and never take sociology and psychology at the same time (same terminology, different meanings!).

    Bang for the buck

    definitely a thorough education for less! well worth it, though if you take statistics, be sure to get your book from the bookstore on campus as it's actually cheeper. o_o i learned that the hard way last semester. also, make sure you sniff out your professors before taking their classes, i suggest ratemyprofessor.com, after all, a good professor can affect whether you leave the class with an a or d!

    Academic Rigor

    the professor's teaching styles run the gamut when it comes to their methods. as long as you put forth the effort to stay on top of your work load, the material is easy and the classes engaging. free plug: if you need to take intro to sociology, i suggest taking dr flower. she's a ball of fun and loves teaching an interactive class, while the actual work load is restricted to a few in class projects, pop quizzes, scheduled online quizzes straight from the book, and exams.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    APSU is great for ALL students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! I don't even start until August 29th and I am already an active part of three organizations here on campus! You won't get the full experience unless you're involved.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth the money you pay. In fact, I am going to be going to school my first year, entirely free of charge because of scholarships, so not only is worth your money, there are plenty of opportunities to earn your keep too!

    Will enjoy being here

    Austin Peay has a great campus and a wonderful variety of Student Organizations to be involoved in!

    Will learn a lot

    With the variety of classes at APSU, there is now way I couldn't learn a lot!

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!! Campus security is always a wave away or a phone call away. There are also security booths on campus to run to whenever you need to call them quick. So no fear security is always here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life I am not apart of ...yet lol. I love watching all the shows they put on for the students and they are always coming up with fundraisers for the schools and volunteering events to sing up for.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot things you can get into. All you have to do is look at the bulletin board around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the type of students who are focused towards their goals. Again it is not a party school at all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The unusual tradition I saw was the 'Mud Bowl.' You make teams with you friends and play football in the mud, It was so much fun to play and entertaining to watch others slip and slide.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is so CHEAP so if your in a bind, it is ideal for you. the tuition may be cheap but the teachers teach you as if you are at Vanderbilt University. They won't make it easy for you, you have to put the effort in.

    What to do for fun

    This school does have a lot of talent shows to enter into. Concerts are always happening from celebrity musicians, dance clubs, organizations, step shows... you name it, it's here.

    Food and Dining

    Love Love Love the variety of foods you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    This school will have peace and quiet for your studies and the dorms are very nice to live in. I live in Meacham and I enjoy my stay here. Very spacious, it's like a mini apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are there when you need them and if they can't be there, the school has tutors available at your whim.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would research and make sure that this small campus/ city is right for them. It's not a party school so if you're looking for fun and all of that it's here, but it's a 'buckle-down' in your books type of school. Great avenues to grow with study abroad and so many other groups and organizations.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a school where you have every resource to learn and grow more, A lot of programs are there to help you out in all ways. I feel like I have a grown as an individual here, not just in my education.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities for fun at Austin Peay. We have an on-campus gym that has a pool, rockwall, and fitness classes. Austin Peay offers several Organizations that students can join to get involved and make friends.

    Food and Dining

    While campus dining could use some variety, I am sure it is not as bad as some colleges. We have a coffee shop, a sub shop, and two or three fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I did not have the pleasure of experiencing dorm life at Austin Peay. Many of my friends have though and they absolutely love it. I have heard that the Room Advisors are a delight and that the dorm life is a ball!

    Academic Rigor

    While classes vary in difficulty, I have had some very challenging courses at Austin Peay. The programs offered at Austin Peay are highly competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend prospective students join a student organization. I am currently in an Honor Society that encourages community service and campus involvement.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a wonderful college that accommodates every student. I highly recommend Austin Peay to everybody I know, because the teachers and staff are incredibly helpful. After hearing other people talk about their college, I am certain that Austin Peay is above average.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. Clarksville has some crime for sure, but I feel our campus police as well as Clarksville police do a great job.

    Greek Life

    We have a good greek community--probably 20-30% are involved in that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's lots of religious groups, athletics and intramurals. Lots of employment opportunities on campus as well. You can always community service and volunteer opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for down to earth students on a budget. Also great for specific majors like Criminal Justice with the Homeland Security concentration, great nursing and agriculture. Known for business as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the buildings are considered haunted. There are sink holes that they have decorated on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The out of state waiver is huge, or if you are from TN it's a great value. It's the worst value if you pay the out of state, compared to other TN colleges out of state.

    What to do for fun

    There is only 1 mall in Clarksville, and Nashville is 45 minutes south--lots to do in Nashville. I feel like there are a lot of activities offered on campus for students. Concerts, shows, movies, etc. Our baseball and basketball teams are great. We have great cheer/dance teams as well. All sporting events are free to students and the teams are fun to watch!

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome. Even now that I'm off campus, I get a meal plan. I was surprised at the healthy choices it has for being a southern school. Really fresh and good. The cooks have a ton of experience. They even bring in local farmers so you can see where your food is coming from.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the all girls, worst dorm(oldest) on campus and even it was great! I was in the center of everything and the laundry facilities and rooms were great.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a Nursing student so I'm always studying! The academic rigor is probably average--we have specialized programs that are hard to find elsewhere, yet also the main programs people tend to major in.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great value. If you are out of state, you can get a waiver and pay in state tuition by getting a 24 or higher on your ACT. If you want to get involved and care about your academic career, APSU is a great school.

    In three sentences

    APSU is very student centered and even though it's a small Division 1 school, you get to know your professors very well. There are a lot of different clubs and organizations and anyone can find a fit here. Clarksville is 10 minutes from Ft. Campbell--so the city is very military and student friendly.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    great for students who like sports, but don't care if we're not in the SEC and not very good at football. great at basketball though!

    Bang for the buck

    worth the money, not expensive

    Am enjoying being here

    LOVE THIS SCHOOL. great education, great people, and so much fun!

    Am learning a lot

    classes are not easy but not too hard.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 83

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    Great for these types of students

    I am a very shy person, but being at APSU has helped me come out of my shell. The campus is small which truly fitted what I was looking for. I am acknowledged as a person at APSU and not just another student. I am part of a wonderful community, from the professors to the advisors to the students. I cannot say enough good things about APSU. So I think if you are looking for a smaller college with a lot to offer, then APSU should be your selection.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to an open-house, take a tour of the campus, meet the professors and other students while visiting. Be fully informed on every aspect APSU has to offer. Get involved, because you will realize that you are not alone. It's hard leaving home after high school, because college is a totally different world. APSU offers a special class for freshmen to help you become acclimated with campus life. They are there you help you everything step of the way. Get involved -- this is your future, and take it as high as you can.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though funding today's education is hard for anyone. Like any college APSU has its set dollar amounts, but they have helped me in ways I cannot express by working with my family regarding fees. If it wasn't for the support of my family and APSU, I don't know where I would be today. So Bang for the buck -- APSU is right on target.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying the people that I am meeting that come from all different walks of life. APSU has a lot to offer incoming freshmen especially during your freshmen orientation. There is always something happening on campus from concerts, to games to family weekends (which my little sister truly enjoyed attending).

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot about myself. Things that I thought I could never do, I am now doing at APSU, with help from my peers, advisors and professors. I am learning how to reach and achieve my goals at my full potential. I am learning how to be independant, and realizing my voice does count.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many clubs for anything, there is even a rock climbing club.

    In three sentences

    The classes are small enough to where you can know your teacher and they know you. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. The campus isn't too big or too small, i would rate it a 9.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    apsu has the ap police. the ap police are everywhere you look. there are also help buttons around campus that are pretty close together. there is a very small crime rate at apsu.

    Great for these types of students

    apsu is perfect for determined students who are willing to truly learn and not hope to walk away with a degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a mudbowl every year. where groups or sororities or fraternities come together as a team and play games in the mud.

    Bang for the buck

    as long as you put forth the effort in a class, you will learn as much as if you were in an ivy league school, for 1/4 of the cost. the classes can go very in depth and the teachers are extremely knowledgeable.

    What to do for fun

    there are tons of organizations and fun things to take place in. there are always fun people to meet and the close-by down town area is wonderful and full of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe has an all you can eat, as close to homemade and southern as you can get, buffet for all three meals. the other places to get food are scattered in other buildings. there are kiosks and coffee shops. we have a chic-fil-a, papa johns, subway and are about to open our starbucks in our library.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nice and clean. there are a new set of dorms that were put in at the beginning of the fall 2011 semester and they are very nice. apsu is in the process of tearing down the older dorms and putting in newer ones. there are also many different dormitories to choose from both directly on campus and some right behind it.

    Academic Rigor

    classes require a lot of time and effort put into them. students should spend double the credit hours outside of class studying or working on anything to help further comprehend the material. all professors are willing to take the time to explain something that you may not understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    students wishing to attend apsu should see if their major is offered and see if there are any better options are available. apsu is well known for its nursing program (which is extremely prestigious and difficult to get in to), any science major is well regarded in the country, and it also has a very good education program. if you're looking for a party school and are not a serious student, i would suggest a different school.

    In three sentences

    austin peay state university is focused on helping their students succeed in everything they do. the staff is friendly and always helpful with any question, concern, or problem. the students are willing to help others and are at the school to work and earn a degree, not just to party and have a good time.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 83

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    What to do for fun

    there is the red barn and all kinds of fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    the food is amazing. they offer subway and other places.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are hard but they make it easy to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    prepare everything now.

    In three sentences

    it's a great campus. the technology is up to date. parking is the only bad side.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have several forms of safety such as resident assistants, safety poles, campus security, and even an escort service so you won't have to walk alone at night

    Greek Life

    it is a good number of greeks for the size of the school

    Clubs and Activities

    always something to do

    Great for these types of students

    all students who don't mind living in a small town

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the mud bowl is a very unusual tradition here. we have a day where we play volleyball in the mud. it's very fun and it comes with free t-shirts!

    Bang for the buck

    it's an inexpensive college compared to other universities and it's very beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    there's usually a school activity every day of the week. you can always find something to do

    Food and Dining

    food is delicious

    Dorm Life

    dorms are comfortable. it just depends on who you live with whether or not you will love it

    Academic Rigor

    they stay on top of your grades and absences at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of your financial aid. be persistent and all will go smoothly

    In three sentences

    it is a very comfortable college. it is not the best school when it comes to helping with financial aid and classes. in all, it's a pretty decent school

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    at austin peay there is so much to do! make sure to get invloved in student organizations. form relationships with your teachers, all of them are willing to help you out if your struggling, or just want a little extra help. use the library! so many students never even go in there. it's a great place to get your work done. also, use the free tutors! yes, free. austin peay is a great college and i would highly recommend anyone to attend!

    In three sentences

    austin peay is a great university. the campus is nice, and i always feel safe. everyone there is so friendly and helpful.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 83

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    Campus Safety

    because the campus is small, i personally feel that campus police are able to survey the grounds in a more efficient manner. apsu has an alert system that you can sign up for on your phone that keeps you informed. also, campus security will provide chaperones should you have late classes and do not want to walk across the campus my yourself. give them a call and they are right there to escort to your dorm.

    Great for these types of students

    someone who wants a small campus environment that has a community field to it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the annual mud tug of war is an event that happens during family weekend. two teams play tug of war in the soccer field filed with hay and mud, it is the funniest thing to watch.

    What to do for fun

    apsu offers a lot of activities to do on campus from attending campus sports games, to frat parties, to concerts, to cultural events. we had the writer of the soloist come and speak at our cultural center which was very interesting.

    Food and Dining

    wonderful -- we have a company that provides an array of choices not only in the cafe, but throughout the entire campus. the food is always fresh, and can be made to order when needed. i would rate the food and dining experience a 5.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at apsu is great. the ra's are very helpful and keep you informed at to what is going on around campus. i have meet so many interesting people from all over. i would truly recommend living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    it's different from high school so be prepared. professors are expecting to be dealing with young adults no more high school teens. i have found that if you keep on top of the homework, ask questions when you don't understand something and you will be ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    join organizations, get out there and meet people, get involved! college life is a new endeavor for those coming right out of high school (i know). the first time away from home and really being on your own. but the people that make up apsu help to make the transition smooth. remember, this is your future so make the best of it.

    In three sentences

    i looked at other colleges prior to selecting apsu, and i'm glad that i decided to go with apsu. on a scale 1 to 10 i find it to be a 10. the professors are great and the people i am meeting are wonderful.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is awesome I know everyone of them because they take me everywhere on campus. Even when I had a car they helped me when I ran out of gas and one time when I caught a flat.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students would be great for this campus, the school is actually almost. 50% non-traditional.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Austin Peay has two locations, one is actually on the base it doesn't matter which one you go to you can still stay on campus, and enjoy plenty of oportunities.even if you participate in the ROTC

    Bang for the buck

    This school definently cares about your success. It is important to find an enviroment that does.considering the convience , the help around campus, and the enjoyment.

    What to do for fun

    there is the FOY workout center, equiped with 3 basketball courts,1 fitness room, 1 track, 6 tennis courts, dance studios 1 rck wall and 3 racketball courts. from this place you can also rent equipment. other than that thre is the peay patch, which is a little get together club. Also, the UC is he hub of campus there i always things going on there during the day and night. For the evenings there is always plays, concerts, art shows, movies, parties, and tons of stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    awesome food choices, we have starbucks in the library,subway, chik-fil-a, soul food and mexican food. also gumbo and burger place. einsteins bros. and a western place, and blondies along with the caf its a buffet with pleny of choices and only cost 1 meal.payments can even be taken for vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm, I am non-traditional and stay in the family dorms. They're apartments we have family nights, family weekends and free food is all around campus. Our RA's are so friendly the people are nice it is a really comfortable enviroment to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    this school has tutors and even night tutors in some of the dorms. PASS classes have personal tutors if you need help with something on the weekend or at night you can submit it to the online labs and there are virtual tutors aloso to help.Everything with your successs in mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    no matter what you need help with, your concerns are valued. There i the academic support center, writing labs, math lbs, counseling services and more.

    In three sentences

    I love this place. We all live together striving for the same goal. Also they care enough to help in everyway possible.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is on point. Blue poles are located sparatically throughout campus and from one you can easily see another in sight. Hitting the button on these poles automatically connects you with campus police and can give them your location. Campus police are always easy to find when needed. At any time, day or night, they are only a phone call away. Especially good for an escort after those late night study sessions at the library. Overall APSU is a safe campus without much trouble but it never hurts to be cautious and aware of your surroundings. Campus Police make sure students feel safe

    What to do for fun

    APSU is centered right in the middle of Clarksville, Tennessee. There is always something fun going on on campus such as plays, musical functions, game/movie nights, concerts, intermural sports, etc. Off campus Clarksville offers lots of shopping, movie theatres, lots of great restaurants, and a good selection of local nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    Food here, like with any college campus, isn't the cheapest. (Hello?! Broke college kids!) Various types of meal plans are offered however to help with such. If you live on campus it is required you have a meal plan. On a positive note, the variety of food choices here is fantastic. Late night junk food, healthy choices, organic, pizza, fast food, coffee shops, bagels, whatever! There is something for everyone. Plus there is lots of room to hang out and socialize with friends while eating. Tvs and pool tables are around too!

    Dorm Life

    First Time Indepence!! APSU currently has two brand new dorms and is building three more to open soon!!! The new dorms are much safer with ID cards to scan your way in, instead of using keys that can be easily lost, or locks that can be picked. No curfews, just know that you are independent now but that means being responsible. Dorms, new and old, are kept in good condition. Cleanliness inside and out is important.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Peay offers a wide range of tutors in all subjects at various times during the week to help you succeed. Taking advantage of these tutors are imperitive! College is supposed to challenge you and work you harder and Austin Peay does just that. Prefer to study alone? The library stays open til the wee hours of the morning and has plenty of quiet zones for those who like it to be extremely silent. APSU wants their students to succeed and that shows in what they provide to their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated! At first a big college can seem scary and make you feel like a small fish in a sea of whales. Myself being a shy person, I hesitated to get involved and my networking skills weren't up to par. Once you get over that hurdle, you will realize everyone is just like you. Don't be afraid to ask for help and utilize the tools made available to you. The university is here for YOU!

    In three sentences

    Coming from a somewhat small town, Austin Peay State University is the perfect college for me. Not wanting anything too big or too small, Austin Peay is right in the middle with lots of opportunities to offer. A wide range of majors and activities socially and academically at times convenient for everyone, Austin Peay works hard to fulfill everyone's college expectations.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I hear the cheer team is amazing. They are like family. I know a few people that cheer for them.

    What to do for fun

    The APSU games are amazing, especially football!

    Food and Dining

    I hear the food is good, but have not ate there myself.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone I know says the dorms are super clean and you get plenty of helpful things that come with it.

    Academic Rigor

    Not everyone has to be smart to go to APSU, but they become smarter by going.

    In three sentences

    I have plenty of friends that go to APSU and not one has said anything but good things. The campus looks amazing. The students say it is.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always surveying the property and emergency phones as well as lights are all over campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Allied Health Science and Beta and Chemistry and Gay-Lesbian groups are always having fun activities and good food.

    Great for these types of students

    Excellent for non-traditional but also a great start for new students. The VA is good at helping military with school as well.

    What to do for fun

    The gym is amazing! There are clubs near by and the riverwalk is just 5 minutes away. The mall is just 15 min away.

    Food and Dining

    Love the new Subway!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay ahead and on top of everything. No question is a stupid question. Build friendships and study groups of like-minded people who can help you stay focused on achieving your goal.

    In three sentences

    Excellent programs and professors. Cost appropriate. Not a great finacial aid department.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    33 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call buttons all around the campus in case you need the police quickly. There is also an escort service available if you don't feel safe walking across campus at night or any time. If a crime takes place on campus they will contact you by e-mail reminding you of the service and giving oyu the details.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a cozier environment and students who dont want to rush into things to fast will enjoy APSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They hold a mud bowl every year which is pretty interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    A school year at APSU cost around $6,000-$7,000 for students living off campus, and $10,000-$14,000 a year to live on campus. Its not a bad deal especially if you can get scholarships. APSU is one of the cheapest Universities in TN, but you get a great education as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of classes you can attend to learn things like jewelry beading, photography, etc. There are plenty of sports activities to attend, a gym to work out in, zumba and yoga classes to take, and other nearby attractions such as a movie theater, bowling alley, and mall.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options at APSU including the APSU cafe, Subway, Starbucks, and Einstein Bros. Bagels not to mention the various restaurants nearby such as Red Lobster, Steak and Shake, and Longhorns.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest students try to apply as soon as possible in order to get the dorm rooms they want. I also suggest that they sign up for the summer welcome as soon after they are instructed to as possible.

    In three sentences

    It is a very quaint college with a small student teacher ration, and it has a very cozy feel to it. It is in a great location, nestled in downtown Clarksville, not far from Governors Square Mall, plenty of eating places, and lots of entertainment options. Austin Peay is the perfect college for incoming freshman, and continues to improve.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I study.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is ok, but the on campus chik fila and other dining companies are great.

    Dorm Life

    I love off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help. No matter what it's for, look on the campus website or ask a professor. Become involved with your department and build up your network.

    In three sentences

    This school has great resources for students such as the free writing lab, the on campus gym, and resume writing. Most of the professors have been here for a while and know what they're talking about. The library offers free computer use and free printing, which should be a must at every college.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am a nontraditional adult student so I do not participate in any college functions

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus so I can not give any info on dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school to attend

    In three sentences

    Faculty and staff are wonderful. Small classes to have more one on one learning. Faculty and staff will go the extra mile to accommodate you.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    36 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At any hour of the day, you can get a police escort back to your dorm, to your car, or anywhere around campus if you feel uncomfortable walking alone. I have never felt unsafe at APSU though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs. Anyone can easily find a club that they can fit in or even start their own.

    Bang for the buck

    APSU is inexpensive compared to other similar universities.

    What to do for fun

    APSU always has student life events around campus. There's tennis courts, a pool, a recreation center, and much more!

    Food and Dining

    Just like any university, the cafeteria food is not always delicious, but it's better than some of the other cafeteria food I've had at other colleges. Plus, there's a starbucks in the library, a subway in the middle of campus, and several other food chains next to the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    There are several different style dorms to chose from at APSU. More dorm buildings are currently being built. I'm staying in Harvill Hall, which is the honors dorm. It has two to a room with a bathroom that connects to another dorm room. There are only two floors, so it is a smaller, older housing building.

    Academic Rigor

    APSU will challenge you academically, just like any other university. By the time you earn your degree, you will feel comfortable entering into your desired job field.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would research, research, and research. Make a pro/con list of all your prospective colleges. Take everything into consideration (size, price, location, even the food). Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    APSU has a beautiful campus, which is constantly expanding and improving. It has a community feel, yet it is a big enough school that you will never be bored. I am excited to attend APSU!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Like I stated before the campus safety is amazing. They are always worried about our safty and try their best to keep everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    If you are interested in going greek then APSU is an awesome campus to take part in sister or brotherhood

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything you can think of so no matter what kind of student you are you can find something your interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. Austin Peay is the perfect in between college it itsnt too small or too big. It however still has lots of varitey to give you the experince of a large campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Not only is APSU an amzing campus when it comes to its class sizes and professors but it is also a very safe campus. There are blue post with emergency buttons inside all around campus which you can call for help from, but they also have a security number you can call if you need somone to walk you to your car if you stayed late at the library or anything like that.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at APSU. Foam parties, mudd bowl, just tons of fun things.

    Food and Dining

    No matter what your in th.e mood for you can always find it ether on campus or really close by so you never run out of options

    Dorm Life

    Although I do not live in a dorm because I live close enough to stay at home I have heard nothing but amazing things about the dorms. APSU recently build all new freshman dorms which are awesome inside and out.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to meet a Professor that hasnt amazed me with their knowlede of the sunject they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always register early because although this University isnt huge the classes go fast, expecially with the Professors everyone wants. Howver, if you make sure to stay on top of registration you should get the classes you want.

    In three sentences

    I love everything about APSU! The campus is small enough so you can get from one class to another without having to drive anywhere but is also big enough to offer everything you could need. I have had amazing professors who are always willing to help you. Most classes are small and even the classes that are considered large at apsu are small compared to other major university's.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's wonderful.

    Greek Life

    Haven't looked at those yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The polar plunge is done around December or January I think. It's where student jump into the freezing cold pool and just have fun. You also get a free shirt.

    Dorm Life

    It's good. It varies everyday so you never eat the samething.

    Academic Rigor

    It's interesting. The R.A. have these gt together just about every week so people could get to know one another.

    Tips for prospective students

    They push you.

    In three sentences

    Be careful who you take economics with. The campus isn't the big so it's not far to get from one building to another. Also the dorms are pretty okay.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    39 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is 24/7 dispatch for the Austin Peay State campus, security is willing to walk you home at late times of the night as well.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of fraternities and sororities to be a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's many clubs you can be apart of from sports to helping out in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Austin Peay is a great school for students who want to study and learn in a peaceful and friendly environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No, most traditions are focused towards greek life and athletics.

    Bang for the buck

    Austin Peay State University is a great school, professors want you to do well and there's all kinds of help you can seek and people in place to help you out.

    What to do for fun

    There's many events the student engagement life does that keeps students active and it's very helpful for incoming freshman who don't really know a lot of people.

    Food and Dining

    If you have a meal plan there's a great variety of food you can buy.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are expensive and there has been an issue of over population which in turn places some incoming students in temporary housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are strong at Austin Peay and theres a lot of help and tutuoring available for students who are struggling in their courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your housing applications, and financial aid in early to prevent the headache of dealing with them close to classes starting.

    In three sentences

    Very clean and welcoming feeling. Pretty quiet campus with a lot of activities and student engagement events which gives you the opportunity to meet and get to know your classmates. Also in a friendly town with a lot of friendly people.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are very friendly and they respond to calls quickly and without question. They're happy to walk you to your car, for example. There are few incidents on campus, and those that do occur are all listed in the school newspaper. In addition, students receive text alerts and emails if there is a situation that may pose any danger to students. These are usually severe weather alerts, but they can also be a warning of an assault on campus (such as an attempted rape last semester). These are RARE, I must stress. But the school does let students know what they need to know.

    Greek Life

    There are a few Greek organizations, and they have a definite presence on campus. I'm not involved with them, however.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for nearly every student. There are multiple religious organizations, political organizations, service organizations, and academic organizations for every point of view. Something I found to be remarkable was the fact that the organizations all get along for the most part. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry doesn't have wars with the Secular Humanists. The College Democrats don't have wars with the College Republicans. Everyone is respectful of each other, and that is amazing.

    Great for these types of students

    I'm a shy person and I don't make friends easily. At APSU, I couldn't help but make many friends. There are so many things to do on such a relatively cozy campus. Austin Peay is great for anyone who wants a full university experience without spending a lot of money or getting lost in a crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    APSU students can't help but notice all the squirrels on campus. They aren't very afraid of people, and they bring a sense of life and wonder to the school. Sometimes you can see people watching the squirrels.

    Bang for the buck

    APSU is one of the cheapest schools in Tennessee. That's why I chose it, and that's why many others did as well. However, it doesn't feel like a cheap school. The place is very well-maintained and grows steadily. You DEFINITELY get your money's worth at Austin Peay.

    What to do for fun

    You can get involved in student organizations, or just meet friends at local bars and restaurants. There is a lot in Clarksville that caters to the college crowd. Many people smoke at the Hookah bar, or get frozen yogurt. Pizza places are popular, as well as dance clubs. If you're looking for something more, Nashville is only about an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    The dining services are what one might expect at such an institution. There is a lot of variety on campus at most times, but that variety doesn't change much. We have a food court with a BBQ place, Papa Johns, Chick-fil-A, a burger place, and Mexican food. There is also a Subway, a Starbucks, and Einstein's Bagels on campus. The main star, of course, is the cafeteria. They rotate the menu, but they don't have a huge variety. The taste of the food is often hit-or-miss.

    Dorm Life

    There are a nice variety of dorms, from traditional dorms to fancy apartments. They are very close to where classes are held, and the housing staff are helpful and well-trained. In addition to the RA's, each hall has a hall council, which plans activities for the students who live in the hall. Lots of free stuff is given away, and the events are a great way to socialize.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Peay is a university, and the classes are much harder than high school. However, don't feel like you can't be a good student here! The teachers are understanding and there are many resources for you if you're struggling!

    Tips for prospective students

    APSU has clubs for every student and every interest. One can find great friends by attending meetings and getting involved. Most of the student organizations can be stepping stones to later success after graduation! In addition, I encourage you to take advantage of the services that are offered. Use the clinic when you are sick! Go to tutoring if you're having trouble in your studies! Go to counseling services if you need help with personal issues! You're paying for them already, so you might as well use them. Finally, don't just skate by and take just classes you need to graduate. You can become a better, more well-rounded person by studying something you are interested in. I encourage you to also study abroad! Study abroad will change your life.

    In three sentences

    APSU is the best of both worlds. It is a college that provides the services of a university, yet retains the intimate atmosphere of a community college. This school is perfect for anyone looking for the best college experience.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many different services available to secure personal safety. Escort services, on campus police, and much more.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is friendly and encouraging; however does not bring an Animal House fell to the campus. Dry Campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs to explore. From a social working group to a Harry Potter Club. There is something to fall into for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Intuitive, mature, and motivate students will flourish here. Theatre, Art, and English programs are good. I think the highest point might be there geology and nursing programs, but I have yet to experience those personally.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is many interesting details about the theatre and arts building. The way it was designed, there are times when you can loose a floor.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is stellar for the price of tuition.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food knocks anything else out of comparison. They also have plenty of free food events as well as a Papa Johns, Subway, Starbucks, and Chick Fil a, along with others,

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are accommodating and the resident assistance are kind and active. There is always something happening.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty is diverse and encourages professionalism and when you apply yourself you will benefit greatly.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend APSU, definitely check with the federal aid office and apply yourself early. Get as much done before you step foot in your first class.

    In three sentences

    A progressively upscaling University. Austin Peay State University is a beautiful and friendly campus with many opportunities for involvement. APSU hosts a fantastic staff that wants to help you grow and succeed in your field.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a not so great neighborhood not that far from Austin Peay with occasional crime.

    Greek Life

    I have yet to become Greek but they are always doing things around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is too many clubs and organizations to count. Plenty to do to put on future resumes.

    Great for these types of students

    I think its great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some rather interesting statues around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish it was a little cheaper but it really is a great bargain without getting less of an education.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different clubs to go to in Clarksville. There is a mall, some movie theaters and parks as well.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaurant with very good food in the school cafeteria as well. Luckily there is a free workout center.

    Dorm Life

    I can not answer from personal experience but my friends say its nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It is about in the middle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although most students are accepted, the school is getting more popular and becoming more crowded. I would get my application in as early as you can.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school to go to. It is a diverse school full of many cultures. Very understanding professors.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    As a student wanting to make the right decision for myself in order to prepare myself as best I can for vet school, I have researched literally hundreds of schools for undergrad. Austin Peay instantly became one of my favorites because it was by far one of the most reasonably priced colleges I looked at....and one of the best academically, location wise, and extracurricular wise.

    Food and Dining

    Okay not going to lie, I love to eat and that is one of the things I enjoy about visiting colleges....they have amazing food!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Austin Peay seemed to be both challenging and rewarding. The Honors and PELP programs are wonderful opportunities for students not only by challenging them further, but it also offers a way to be even more involved.

    In three sentences

    Upon visiting Austin Peay, I was blown away by the beautiful campus and the friendly staff we encountered as well the students who volunteered to help with the tours. I was very impressed with the academics and loved everything about the campus. I also really enjoyed to opportunity to speak one on one with someone about majoring in agriculture, and about Honors and PELP.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The PD got you covered 24/7.

    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have this school in mind... all the others are out the door.

    What to do for fun

    Interact with the PEAY Folks.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good but can get repetitive. Plan to go out sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    It is all in how you live, have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It is Great !

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time well and it will be a breeze. Study Hard. Work hard, and do not be afraid of help.

    In three sentences

    Austin is a great school from teacher to student. There is always a positive outlook on everything. The small classes fun and help really help teachers with student.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency lights across the campus, and there is an escort service offered 24/7, so no student ever has to walk alone.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not central to campus, but it is still very popular and easily accessible to those who wish to go greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything, and if you can think of something else that you want a club for it is an easy process to create a new one.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone wishing to gain a quality education while getting to know wonderful people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our cheer is Let's go Peay!!! (Peay is pronounced Pee!)

    What to do for fun

    There are frequent events held on campus, and we are located within walking distance of downtown Clarksville which, besides being historic, is also host to several free events throughout the year including river fest and the rivers and spires festival.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria may have its off days, but there are so many options that qualify for meal plan/ plus dollars, that you can always find something good to eat. There is a Subway, Papa Johns, a Tex-Mex place, a burger joint, a Chic-fil-a, a barbecue place, a Blondie's and there are numerous kiosks besides the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    We have a wonderful housing community, and I should know because I work as a resident assistant. We have several programs each month and a free movie streaming site called govscinema. We also have free laundry and frequent giveaways. That being said, it isn't a dorm, it is a residence hall!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor varies from course to course and major to major.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be open minded to come to school at Austin Peay, but there is a place for everyone.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful place to live, learn, and grow as a person. It is very diverse, and for someone like me, that opens up a whole new world. It also, besides having a lot of free/fun things to do within walking distance, is only about forty minutes away from Nashville.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The foy. It has numerous sport activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay productive

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a great school environment that suites most students. The on-campus experience is memorable and enjoyable. I would recommend students stay on campus.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have one of the safest campuses in the United States. We have our own police department, which will escort people to their cars if they don't feel safe, and regularly patrol the campus.

    Greek Life

    We have over 30 Greek organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have college republicans and democrats, Gay Straight Alliance, multiple fraternities and sororities, Student Government Association, the History Club, the Galois Math Club, Pre-Law Society, Student Art League, Student Nurses Association, Sociology Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), Wildlife Society, Child Welfare Club, Creative Writing Club, Latin and Ballroom dance club, Harry Potter Club, Mud Club (Pottery), Wrestling club, Voices of Praise, Lacrosse Club, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a resident of Tennessee, your tuition is cut by 2/3. You end up paying about $300 per credit hour. Most activities on campus are free. Included in tuition is access to the library, free rides on the APSU transit system, which goes all over downtown Clarksville, free access to the campus' gym, free check-ups at the on-campus pharmacy, and discounts on adventure trips.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many campus activities! There are tons of concerts, which are almost always free to students. The theatre department puts on about two productions a year. The University Choir, ensembles, and orchestra preforms a few times a year. The Govs Programming Council hosts movie nights, open-mic nights, performances by famous singers and bands, and the annual AP Apollo Talent Show, which is open to students. There are many concerts by world-renowned orchestras, ensembles, and instrumental quartets. APSU holds the Mud Bowl, which is a volleyball tournament played in a mud pit. There are numerous lectures on a wide range of subjects. Individual clubs and organizations host parties, movie nights, and weekly meetings.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious! You can pay with cash or your chosen payment plan. There is a Starbucks conveniently located in the library and (never fear!) there are vending machines in almost every building! The cafeteria is the best, though. You can pay one price and get as much food as you want.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm. However, there are new facilities being built, and I took a tour of some of the ones built last year. They are very nice--clean and spacious!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check the professors' ratings on ratemyprofessor.com. While all the teachers are great, in my opinion, some can rub people the wrong way. However, don't take what people say as absolute law. Some reviews are just complaints that they actually had to work for a grade! Austin Peay also has a limited number of degree programs, so research that before you come. Academic advising is free to students and is very helpful!

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is a quality university with great teachers who are truly enthusiastic about their fields and are interested in their students. My first semester was an incredibly positive one because of this. I would highly recommend this university to anyone!

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are games for all the sporting events and also Student Life is always posting activities to take part in.

    Food and Dining

    They have some of the good restaurants on campus that most college students would like eat.

    Dorm Life

    I was a commuting student, so I didn't experience dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a your program plan in order before the start of the semester. Become as close as possible with your student adviser as well as financial aid adviser.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay offers a number of campus' for the less than average student. Offers many different degree options. Lacks in offering financial assistance guidance.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police patrol all of the parking lots and roads every ten minutes. There are also emergency call centers that you hit a button and it immediately sends help to the location.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities and sororities are awesome! A personal favorite of mine is FIJI or Phi Gamma Delta

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs on campus available to students!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to earn a degree and love to learn

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the tuition price!

    What to do for fun

    Tons of intrumural sports and school hosted informative events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful and they have all you can eat in the cafe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work on time, and always go to class no matter if the professor says it is not required.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the best colleges i've even seen. They do everything they can to help their students out and have a whole lot of resources for them. The cost of tuition is a lot cheaper than most colleges and it is education at its finest.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency lights throughout campus that you can push and an officer will be there within the minute. The APSU police provide transportation to your car or dorm when it is dark for free. Biggest crime on campus is theft, be sure to lock your vehicles and keep valuables out of sight. The officers maintain their presence on campus, which I think lowers the crime rate.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous to choose from, including Greek and academic organizations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    APSU has a fun little event every year at the end of homecoming week called Mud Bowl. They make a mud pit on campus, and teams of students play either volleyball or tug-o-war in the mud. We also do Polar Plunge in January. President Hall is known to jump in with students in his suit and tie. Sign up early if you want a t-shirt, they go fast.

    Bang for the buck

    Compare book prices before buying books. You are not required to buy books from the campus bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    Student Life and Engagement is good at having movie nights on campus. When it is warm out, the Foy (the gym) has dive-in movies. Many of the organizations on campus have their own things they do, and most nights there are several things to choose from depending on what interests you. The art and theater departments have shows periodically throughout the academic year. Intramural sports are pretty popular as well. Football games are alright, but the basketball team draws the biggest crowds. Your student ID gets you in free. Show up early, the Dunn fills up quick.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few options to eat on campus, and it is all good. My favorite is the APSU Cafe, which serves food in a buffet-style. They do tend to serve the same thing after a while, which is why I gave it 4 stars. They have themed lunches and dinners. Make sure to not miss Thanksgiving or Christmas lunch, it is some of the best food they serve all year. My favorite dinners are breakfast for dinner and steak and shrimp night. Be sure to show up early on steak and shrimp night, it is very popular.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. The dorms are safe, only residents can get in since you have to swipe your student ID to get into the building. Maintenance problems are fixed quickly, often within the same day if you call in early enough. The RAs are extremely helpful and many are my personal friends. The biggest problem most of the time is noise, but if you talk to your roommates, it should not be a problem once an agreement is reached.

    Academic Rigor

    This is the only college I've been to, so I don't really have anything to compare to, but I do think that they are some very challenging classes here. You will get the grade that you deserve, so if you want an A, be sure to work hard. Go to class, it really does make a impression on your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    I live on campus, so parking is not a problem for me, but if you are commuting, be sure to give yourself extra time to find a parking spot on campus. Be sure to submit your FAFSA early if you are planning on getting a work-study placement. Watch dates to be sure that your classes are not dropped. Stay in contact with your professors since they offer invaluable advice about classes.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college to attend. The campus is gorgeous, all of the professors that I have had are really helpful, and class sizes are small. I feel very safe on campus.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Not the safest area, but i'm sure you will be fine.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking to go through college with minimal debt

    Bang for the buck

    very cheap for in-state!

    What to do for fun

    There is a mall near by, movies, food, skating. nothing exhilarating locally, but you have Nashville just 45 minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    There are a good amount of choices on campus. my personal favorite is subway. There are also many restaurants around the local city.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus. but it seems average at least.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the classes have not been extremely hard but they do challenge you mentally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be in-state so you can receive the HOPE scholarship.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a good all around school. The most appealing thing to me is the very low cost of attendance. I would recommend APSU to local residents.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Foy which is the rec center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many scholarships as you can.

    In three sentences

    Very good collge for homeland security. Get as much money for tutition as you can. Good college all aroung

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always plenty of things to do around campus and town. There are always events or speakers and free food somewhere on the campus. There are lots of things to do, you just have to find them.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is very high quality on the campus. The food is very good and the price is reasonable. You can eat very cheap with a meal plan. There are also franchises on the campus such as Subway and Chic-fil-a and plenty of places to eat nearby.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm myself, but I have been in the dorm buildings and there are both mixed and separated gender dorms on the campus and they are building new ones currently that are supposedly going to be VERY nice. Dorms have security and are pretty lax, and I believe living in a dorm comes with a meal plan, and free medical at the clinic among other things.

    Academic Rigor

    In my department and the classes I have taken outside my department the professors are exceptional and know how to teach in a manner that you understand, but is still challenging and engaging. Don't expect a free ride, you will have to work, but you will learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    APSU is a great school, but the financial aid and admissions staff can be a bit forgetful. Just stay on top of your paperwork and make sure it gets through on time. The campus tours are great to learn what is where, and make sure to go to the Summer Welcomes before you begin in the fall. There is often a lot of cool events or free food somewhere on the campus so watch your emails and see what's going on. Also, the cafeteria food is a LOT cheaper than the franchises on campus and it is often very good. Get a meal plan, it is great.

    In three sentences

    APSU is a small but well rounded school. It will not win any awards for the best academic achievements, football team, or campus quality. However, the cost is low and the professors are more often than not amazing, so it is a great choice for any undergraduate.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not in a greek don't know!

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are focused on school not the party!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library is your friend during exam time!

    What to do for fun

    Not much to do around this small city!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to class early parking is hell lol!

    In three sentences

    It's a very nice campus. The teachers are all very kind! The food is not half bad!

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    APSU always have little events going on around campus. Although I'm more of a gym person. The college is also down the street from a mall. So in my spare time I sometimes go shopping or get my nails done.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is very balance and the most healthy place to eat on campus. There is a food court with southern food, a Chick Fil A, Papa Johns, and a Mexican food place...not to mention there are little food store all around campus. They also have added a Subway.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. As an on campus student you are close to everything you need. The people that live on campus are really nice. The campus is really neat.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not too hard, but it was time consuming. Stated simply the more classes you have the more of your time will be spent studying or doing homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come to APSU be sure to study. I would also encourage you to take advantage of the tutoring facilities as well as the writing lab. Last but not least try to make it to every class.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is a great college. The professors are wonderful and want everyone to succeed. I give this college a 4 out of 5.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From what I know campus is safe.

    Greek Life

    I have not participated in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not been a part of clubs and activities due to my being a non traditional student.

    Great for these types of students

    I think this campus is great for any kind of student. Austin Peay has something to offer all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not sure of any. I usually only attend class and visit the library on occasion.

    Bang for the buck

    As a student who is paying cash as I go through school I would have to say I am defiantly getting a good bang for my buck! I think the education they offer is great.

    What to do for fun

    I commute and do not hand out on campus aside from my classes. I will say thought there are always activities going on through out the school year.

    Food and Dining

    I have only ate on campus several times and the selection was great. The food was good and fresh. It was also reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I have never lived in the dorm. I am a married nontraditional student.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academia is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Austin Peay State University offers mini mesters at their Fort Campbell location. Take those classes. It will help you finish your degree faster! I have been taking classes there this semester and love it. It is worth the hard work.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is a great place to get your degree. I Transfered in and am so glad I did. They have a great nursing program.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I came in wanting to attend a school that I knew wasn't so big that I was just a number to m professor, but also not so small that I would run into the same exact people over and over again. APSU is exactly the right size. I've only had couple classes larger than 30 students and that's because it's a humanities course and tons of people need those classes for their core. If you're looking for courses that are challenging and fun, then you'll find those here. Also, if you want to find a campus that is big on getting involved with the campus itself as well as the community, you'll be right at home here on our campus.

    What to do for fun

    Get invovled with campus organiations and clubs! Make friends, and living in Clarksville won't seem so boring!

    Food and Dining

    There's options all around campus and for the most part I enjoy the food that they provide for us. Having the AP Mobile app definitely helps me make my decision about where to eat that day for specific meals. Subway is a crowd favorite, so be prepared for long lines during parts of the day and night.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good here. I feel completely safe within the dorms and know that the RA's are doing the best they can. Also, it gives you a sense of freedom while away from home, and that's always nice; especially when you're coming in as a Freshman. Making friends with people within your dorm also makes it a lot more enjoyable to live on campus. And it's so convenient... I don't even mind that I walk everywhere... It keeps me outta the gym since I feel like I get enough exercise throughout the week (:

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into the first year prepared to have to have your priorities in order. Things can sometimes get little hectic, and you want to make sure that your studies are not being neglected due to that! Have fun during the first couple of weeks, but make sure that you take time for your studies as well! Also, don't let the long time between deadlines fool you, they will come up quicker than you think, start now! And ts okay if you don' know what you want to do quite yet with your life, this is what college is here for!

    In three sentences

    APSU is a four-star university. The professors (mostly) care about their students, are willing to work with you, and genuinely want to see you succeed. Campus life is full of activities, and while things could be better, I wouldn't trade my time here for anything.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency beacons all over campus, that siren and alert campus police.

    Bang for the buck

    As all college, it's a bit pricey, but you're investing in yourself, and your education, so it is certainly worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Go Greek! Join a club! Movie night on the lawn! Spirit week is always a blast as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic! Chic-fil-a, subway, and more are on campus and deli's are located in multiple buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced the on campus dorm life, however my friends that have lived in dorm all loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Peay offers courses at a variety of learning levels unique to the individual. There are very challenging courses available as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply for the many available scholarships, including those specific to your major. Make friends with your advisor and follow closely to your schedule career path to complete your degree successfully. Also, arrive to campus at least 30 minutes before your class starts, because parking spots are scarce:)

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a growing and diverse university. Students are encouraged by caring professors and advisors, to work their hardest and achieve their dreams. Austin Peay is an excellent school for academics, athletics, greek groups and more.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Austin Peay State University is very well played out. There are emergency booths all around campus. With a touch of a button an officer of the law will show up. Officers also patrol all night and morning everyday.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at Austin Peay State University is ok. The group is more active during the spring with step shows and campus activities.

    What to do for fun

    There is a recreational center with wall climbing, weight room, gym, and swimming pool. There are sport events to attend like basketball and football.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Austin Peay is good. There is a food court and a cafeteria. Food options are different everyday and very tasteful.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Austin Peay is so fun. Students are very social here and the campus RA's are active. They're so many activities in each dorm so no one is left out.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are expected to go to class and work to get the degree they want. Teachers are not going to force you to do anything; you determine your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is that if you want to go to college and not for high price then this college is suitable. Not a big campus and everything is easy to get to.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is great opportunity for anyone to receive a good education at low tuition. The campus environment is very nice and the students are very friendly. Austin Peay is one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The intramural events here are fun you just need to engage yourself in what to do here. There are also many clubs withing your major to acquaint yourself with fellow students in your major.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive but the meal plans do help a lot.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Their attendance policies with most professors are really strict so you can push yourself to go to class and learn.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy my time here. It is easy to meet new people and able to do things. They also try their best to talk to people who need help.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is the FOY and it is the fitness center. They have all kinds of activities. Also, there is a mall nearby and many other fun things to do in Clarksville.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. It is not completely like WOW but it is decent.

    Dorm Life

    I am in a program called Upward Bound and I have lived on campus. It was a really great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I am taking two classes over the summer and they are relatively hard. As long as you study and pay attention anyone that attend will do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend going to tour the school before you decide to go. Touring the school could make up a lot of people minds.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. It is easy to find where you are suppose to go. The cafeteria food is decent.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties all end up be shut down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't try to cram study never works.

    In three sentences

    It's a chill university. Classes are not that challenging. People are cool too.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    They have amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are going to be exciting and fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes should be fun and bring a challenge.

    In three sentences

    Amazing, beautiful campus. Lively students. Perfect.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Off-campus, there are lots of dining locations, a mall, and several bowling locations. On-campus, there are several organizations for students to join. There are even intramural sports teams available for students who are not on the actual sports teams.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple options for food on campus. There is a cafeteria, a food court, a Subway, and a convenience store. Students who have meal plans can use those meal plans at each of these locations.

    Dorm Life

    There are multiple dorms for freshmen and for students in the upper classes. Right now, the university is building new dorms for freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Peay State University has some great programs. For instance, I know that this university has great programs for Education, Nursing, and Social Work majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn where the parking lots are that are available for students. Parking can be a hassle if you do not know multiple parking lots to look for available parking spots.

    In three sentences

    I love attending Austin Peay State University. It is the fastest growing university in Tennesee right now. Some of the classes are larger if they are in lecture halls, but most classes have around 35 students in each class.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria serves healthy yet delicious food. The cafeteria is also clean and a pleasant area to dine in. It is located centrally on campus making it easy to access to and from classes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. It is affordable and provides a family-like environment for students to thrive in. Student who live on campus have a higher average GPA which makes sense considering the numerous study groups available.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes provide a challenge without being overwhelming; however, you cannot become complacent with your grades and expect to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. Start early with applications and networking. I did and I am getting paid thousands of dollars to attend.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a well-rounded campus. The faculty are friendly and personable and the campus is beautiful. Austin Peay is in Clarksville, Tennessee's fifth largest city, which houses many resources for student entering the workforce.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great at Austin Peay. There are a lot of safety features that we have around campus like the blue emergency poles which you can press if there is ever an emergency around you. There is an escort system on campus and campus police will come and take you to your dorm or car if you do not want to walk alone in the dark. There are a lot of safety alerts that campus police will send you through email if something happens. You can sign up for safety alerts to be sent to your phone through text message as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs and organizations on campus so there is something that is bound to fit you! Also if you want to start your own organization there is the opportunity to do that as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Austin Peay State University is actually one of the cheapest 4 year institution in Tennessee so definitely keep that in mind. Do not be fooled by the low price tag, the education offered at Austin Peay is extraordinary and there are a lot of research studies offered to students in different majors and minors. Austin Peay has Goldwater Scholars which is something not all Universities and Colleges can say they have.

    What to do for fun

    There is a mall, bowling alleys, a lot of restaurants, and also downtown Clarksville to explore. There is a hookah bar near campus and a lot of students like to go to that. There is a festival every year in Clarksville called Rivers and Spires and there is a lot of music, food, and a lot of free stuff is given away.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great on campus and there are a lot of options. The cafe is great and the food in the food court is just as good. On APSU campus there is Subway, Chick-fil-A, Papa Johns, Starbucks, cafe (buffet style), a burger place, Mexican place, and a barbecue place. There are also convenient stores in 2 halls and they are open after 5.

    Dorm Life

    Austin Peay has great residence halls and the staff in the halls make the experience even more wonderful. Good news is that you do not have to share your bathroom with a million people. The older halls on campus usually have a 4 people to one bathroom set up. Some have 4 people to two bathrooms (so 2 to each bathroom) and the newer halls have only 2 people to a bathroom (so you and your roommate.)

    Academic Rigor

    You can decide how you want to be challenged academically. There are honors courses and other challenging courses that are offered on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to Austin Peay you should definitely get involved with the activities that will be held on campus. There are a lot of events during the first few weeks of school and they are all for you to meet new people and there are also opportunities for you to get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is a great school to attend and there are a lot of things to do to get involved on campus. Austin Peay is not a huge university and it is also not too small which makes it great to meet a lot of people and be involved. It is definitely a place where the staff truly care about you and if you need help there will be someone there to help you get to where you want to be.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is basically a part of the town. A main road in Clarksville actually goes right through the campus. In my opinion, a more secluded campus would be safer than one will an all-access pass.

    Clubs and Activities

    APSU offers study abroad for many career fields. Nursing students go to London! There are also Honors classes, shows, dance recitals, etc. They offer many activities to keep students from dying of too much book-time.

    Great for these types of students

    Military, artsy, interested in Med school (then go to Vanderbilt), studyers

    Bang for the buck

    APSU is super cheap and you get a great education. They offer online classes too so if you have a full-time job like myself, you can easily find time to get a degree!

    What to do for fun

    Clarksville can be pretty boring. There are many restaurants and the movie theater. I would head to Nashville and go to Opry Mills Mall and the Cheescake Factory. These are a must!

    Food and Dining

    Maybe it's just me, but I have never been too keen on any kind of dining/buffet style places; no matter how great the food. But APSU isn't too bad.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems adequate. I have only visited and therefore haven't yet had the entire living experience, but from what I can tell the dorms were well thought-out and seemed roomy enough for a college student.

    Academic Rigor

    They have so many degrees to choose from here. Granted, marine biology isn't on here but there is such a variety that I think every school should have. My academic choice is Nursing and I have only heard good things about their program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to allow for any hiccups along the way. There are so many documents to turn in that you may get a letter in the mail saying you missed one and have to spend that much more time mailing things in (I know I did). Ensure you have all necessary documentation and don't be afraid to call and ask questions!

    In three sentences

    The campus is small but intimate. It is located right by the riverfront in historic downtown Clarksville. Beautiful.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Austin Peay State University is an extremely safe school. They have blue emergency light s throughout the campus; these light sallow students to summon the police to their location. The police will be to there location within a very short amount of time. Nobody can get into dorms with access to an student or faculty ID card. The campus is extremely diligent when it comes to the safety of its students, staff, and faculty.

    Greek Life

    The campus may not have that many sororities or fraternities, but one few that the do have are still quite exceptional. Their sororities and fraternities love to get involved as much as they can. They make you feel right at home as soon as you meet with them. They do things for big companies like St. Jude Children's Hospital, and the Special Olympics. They are just as involved as other well known sororities and fraternities, maybe even more those them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Austin Peay State University has about 150 different clubs and organizations that you can get involved in. They have so many clubs that anybody can join; and if you do not see a club that you want to join, the you can start you own club. Yous just need to have the least amount of required people to start your club. The campus also has an unbelievable amount of activties that the students, staff, faulty, and even the family can enjoy. They also may give away free t-shirts, or shorts, and/or food away, ad who does not like free stuff ?

    Great for these types of students

    Austin Peay State University great for students who want to feel right at home. Once you step on the campus you will fall in love with it; everybody is nice and willing to help. If you want to be as involved as you can, then Austin Peay is the right place for you.As long as you have the need to be involved, Austin Peay will provide you with the activity that pertains to what you would like to be involved in. Austin Peay is also a great campus, because you can get help if you need it. If you are having trouble with a paper, you can take it to the writing lab in the library and they will check the paper for you; this means that they wil proof read you paper, check the format, etc. They make sure that you can get the best posible grades on all of your assignments. They truly do want you to succeed, unlike some of the big universities and colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Austin Peay has a lot for campus opportunities that is provided for students. The campus has somewhere near to 150 different campus activities that student can get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    The food court at Austin Peay State University has many quality dining facilities. The main strip that the school sits on also has a numerous amount of places for students, parents, and family to enjoy a nice dining time with their Austin Peay student.

    Dorm Life

    Austin Peay State University has excellent dorms on campus. They have dorm that are suitable for everybody's situation. The campus has new dorm, and dorm for people who have families.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Peay State University does have the capability to challenge any student willing to do the work. The school also offers many opportunities to help students who are seeking help with courses that they may be having trouble with.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Austin Peay State University, then be sure to be welcomed to helpful faulty, staff, and students.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is a clean, safe, welcoming school.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Foy Fitness center is large and pretty amazing with the healthy bar to get an after gym snack or shake. The library is open late. Campus is close to many things that Clarksville has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Many options!

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, I would not know.

    Academic Rigor

    This is my first semester there as a Junior and my classes don't start for 2 weeks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get there early to find out where you need to go because it may be across campus. Be persistent but not annoying when it comes to getting things done for you academic career.

    In three sentences

    Turn over and process time for anything is fast as long as you are there in person or you have them on the phone. Easy to navigate campus. Very nice fitness building.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is always crawling with Apsu officers. It is a extremely safe town and campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to grab a burger at Johnny's big burger. But know it is cash only.

    Bang for the buck

    For the classes you will be taking it is worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor trails. Paintball, rock climbing, along with many sports clubs. Gym is very nice and spacious. Intramural sports are so much fun. If you need the big city Nashville is only 30 mins away and the night life is great.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe and the other shops they have are run and managed very well. The food is always great on and around campus. Nothing is outrageously priced. A great amount of variety.

    Dorm Life

    I have a few friends that live in the dorms and they are a lot nicer then any other dorms I've seen. They have about 1300 new dorms built in the last year or two.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are fair. A few are hard but for me I would rather learn now. Then not be able to help someone in my career field. The university has many academic help centers for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as much as possible. College is only as hard as you make it. The more your in class the better off you'll be on the test. Professors love giving Questions they talk about in class.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a school where the professors want you to learn as much as they want to teach. The parking is getting better as we grow into a larger campus. I have enjoyed my time here as a student.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety lights all around campus and all you have to do is push the button. The campus police will come pick you up and take you where ever you need to go safely.

    Greek Life

    It is interesting to watch how the sororities battle against other sororities in games and activities. The fraternities also battle against each other.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities that are held on campus. For instance, they have the mudbowl. They have the intramural activities. They have the Foy Fitness Center which is really cool and a good place to kill time. They always have something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Austin Peay is great. The terrace is a great place to eat it is located in the Erikson Building. There food all around is good. It is definitely better than high school food.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the Castle Heights dormitory and it is great. It truly gives you the college life experience. I would recommend staying in a dorm your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and the professors are awesome. They help in every way they can. They want you to succeed not fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved Get help when needed Tutoring is free use it Make friends not enemies Don't judge others it is not high school

    In three sentences

    Austin peay Is great. The professors are It is and all around great school..

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    it all depends what you're into and where you want to go. also if you have realiable transport

    In three sentences

    it is a close well rounded school. Fianically able for anyone. Austin Peay is a great school to attend full of activties close to downtown and the mall.

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security are great. They are more than willing to safely transport you to your dorm if your are in the library late or in a friend's dorm that is across campus from your own dormitory. There are emergency stations everywhere. If you are scared, press the button and help will be right there. I feel really safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    The best thing about APSU is the faculty. There aren't many strict professors. The majority treat students as adults and are really there when needed. They are easy to talk to and always ready to assist with the slightest problem.

    What to do for fun

    -Rock climbing in the recreational center -Eat! -Go to the mall 8 miles away -Movie theater -Skating rink -Bowling alley -Go see the caves -White water rafting available close by -Amazing hiking trails close by -Paintball

    Food and Dining

    Freshman 15 is REALLY hard to avoid! There is free food on almost every corner, Chic-Fil-A and Papa John's are guaranteed to be huge contributors to weight gain. Luckily for the students, there is a beautiful, free gym on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to encounter a rude person in my building. Everyone is respectful and nice. There isn't loud, irritating noise constantly resonating in the hall. It's really quiet. The RA's are very helpful and friendly!

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Peay definitely challenges its students academically. The information is not handed to students on a silver platter. You choose how and what you learn. There is not a guide on what is more or less imperative. Relaying on just what the professor says will not guarantee anyone a 4.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Join as many clubs and organizations that you can. -Avoid all of the tempting free food. -Be a social butterfly!

    In three sentences

    Apsu is a relatively small campus. It is very diverse and accepting of many different cultures. It's a safe and friendly campus.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always someone on call any hour any day. we have campus security, safety poles, resident assistants, and an escort service incase you don't want to walk alone.

    Greek Life

    I haven't joined, yet. But I love the greek life, they fundraise for the school they volunteer at many different places for many different things, also the shows they put on are awesome.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of things to do on campus clubs and activities are definitely a good way to go especially if you are not the greek life type and you just moved here, college is a very different setting and its a very difficult move for someone, best thing to do is to get involved and know you aren't alone.

    Great for these types of students

    APSU is a school for all types of students. We have great programs to help out ones who take a little more time to learn while also having programs to help the ones out who have no clue what they want to do. College is a place where you find yourself while getting an education. The one thing I love about Austin Peay is that you can be yourself and no matter what you always have someone to go to. I still have yet to find what major I am going to stick with especially dealing with my ADHD, but my professors still help me out along the way. I would recommend Austen Peay State University to anyone !

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a rock climbing thing in the foy which is pretty much where you go for activities like playing basketball, working out, swimming, playing tennis, and rock climbing.

    Bang for the buck

    Is not expensive to go there at all but you will get an education like you are going to an expensive college. Its worth it!

    What to do for fun

    On campus we have many different activities, there is talent shows, concerts, art shows, contest, there is a lot to do you just have to look at the boards or on the campus calendar.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome we have a large variety of food, its fast never really had to stand in a long line. Its very convenient, right in the middle of the UC and you have plenty of room to sit, eat, and catch up with friends throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms out here but the friends of mine that have never had a problem with it and they are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are helpful, but they sometimes give assignments that over lap with other assignments. Thats life, you have to learn how to balance things and if you need extra time on something talk to your professor or email them (correctly)

    Tips for prospective students

    meet with your professors, meet with you counselor, make sure the classes that you pick, you can take. Tour the campus, get t know your surroundings, Pay attention, take notes in class, interact best thing you could do, school is important but can be very stressful, join a group, sign up for tutoring, and do not let school work overwhelm you, your teacher will be understanding always let them know if you have something going on so you can get a little extra time on an assignment or something. Be organized and use use use your planner ! College is an awesome experience have fun but also remember it is a main priority do you work, stay on task, and don't stress.

    In three sentences

    Best school, they offer any and everything possible for you to succeed. So far I've had a wonderful experience and I can not wait to see what the rest of my years at Austin Peay bring. Over all a wonderful school.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in the Greek life at this school, but there are many options in sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always a lot of activities going on. There are also many clubs as well.

    What to do for fun

    So much! There is a lot of diversity in the fun activities at this school. You have to keep your eye out for what's going on though.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a lot of options here for food as well. Subway, Chic-fil-A, Papa Johns, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    I actually don't live in the dorms, but my friends love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always talk to your advisers. Look into finding a student mentor. Get involved in extracurricular activities. Work hard, study hard, but play as hard well. Make the most of your college experience. It's more than just academic learning.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a great University. I am a transfer student attending this school. It is a little difficult for transfer students.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to the sporting events and partying like most college students.

    Food and Dining

    Austin Peay has a cafeteria and what is known as the grill. The grill offers you Chik-Fil-A, Papa Johns, mexican, burgers, and homecooked setting food which you can buy with either your plus dollars or cash/debit.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm makes your college experience 10x better! It is definitely worth the money to get to experience the dorm life. Being right there on campus makes all the activities and festivities much more easily accessed. Plus there's a free gym, pool, library, and rock climb within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes being stuck with a really hard teacher will cause you the most difficulty in a college, also procrastination will kill you in college. This isn't high school, the professors wont baby you to come to class or turn your work in.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for any college student is to not get too caught up in the party life and remember why you're there to begin with, which is to get a degree! Also, ratemyprofessor is a beautiful thing to use each semester.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay is a very diverse and beautiful school. There are always new and fun ways to get involved in the campus life and ways to show your school spirit. The food, people, campus together is just amazing!

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, not only do we live close to a military base, but we have our own campus police ready to escort you on a dark night home with the push of a button in one of the many blue 911 stations scattered all over campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is awesome and they mix well with nonGreeks and Greeks alike, and all are welcome there.

    Clubs and Activities

    APSU has a great variety of clubs, intermurals and activities, there is always something to do at APSU and if its not there you can always create it!!

    Great for these types of students

    The writing atmosphere at APSU is really great and fosters its students through clubs, internships and staff/student interaction. APSU also prides itself on being one of the best schools in the South for military students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Austin Peay is the home of the annual MudBowl, a really cool event where students create teams of 6-10 individuals and compete against others in a huge muddy volleybowl arena. There is tons of free food and soda and everyone has a great time!

    Bang for the buck

    APSU has all the amenities of a larger campus with the home town and personal touch of a small junior college. All the professors are available and friendly and a great many of them consider themselves to be student oriented, meaning they go out of their way to ensure that the students know and understand the material and will also get out of classroom experience to broaden their horizons. APSU is also really affordable and has several scholarships so its easy to defray those pesky school loans!

    What to do for fun

    APSU has a large body of clubs and intermural sport organizations as well as a healthy Greek and Honors system. APSU is also close to several movie theaters and family restuarants as well as bars.

    Food and Dining

    APSU has several great options for dining including Starbucks, Blondies, Einsteins Bagels- the best place ever to pick up a breakfast bagel and piping hot chocolate in the winter- and a Subways. There is also a general cafeteria as well as a Southern fare eatery and a Mexican mini restaurant. APSU is affiliated with Pepsi so in addition to all the flavored water and Cheerwine you can drink your weight in Pepsi.Also, for select student organizations APSU has a catering service to help plan, deliver and serve snacks and/or meals depending on the event.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments and dorms are great. There are plenty of welcome, goodbye and everything in between type of events in the dorms as well as fun parties to be had. For the studious, there are Honors Commons and designated quiet hours to ensure a restful nights sleep and study time!!

    Academic Rigor

    APSU has a high level of academic rigor, the professors and doctors expect a high standard for an A but they are willing to put in just as many hours as their students going over material in class, expanding on material and if need be helping students find academic resources for help and other tutoring needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized and meet with your advisor as soon as possible to insure a smooth transition, whether from another college or from highschool.

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is a close knit community of students aspiring to academic excellence. Students at APSU are here to receive a high level of scholastic instruction from professors and doctors without sacrificing that personal touch that makes learning fun and exciting. APSU is the place to learn and grow as a person!!

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    nothing really on campus you have to go off campus

    Food and Dining

    different choices

    Dorm Life

    too many rules feel like you in prison

    Academic Rigor

    professors work with you

    Tips for prospective students

    don't look for nothing big to happen.

    In three sentences

    it is an okay school. have a great workout center. not a lot of parties on campus.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    be aware of random shootings around the college. It is not in a good area, suggest a form of defense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your own research because not all teachers and advisors are the best. Ask advise from many departments when faced with an issue till someone resolves it. Sometimes you have to butt heads to get what you believe is right at times.

    In three sentences

    This college has been very helpful in directing me down the right path for my degree. Most of the advisors and teachers I have encountered have put forth effort into the questions I had for them. It has been a friendly college for me as a military spouse.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Find Social Groups That Are Interested In Similar Things Like Yourself

    Food and Dining

    The Food Is Great

    Dorm Life

    Living On Campus Is Very Beneficial

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Focused Pay Attention Do Your Work Take Advantage Of All Of The Available Resources On Campus Get Envolved

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay Is A Very Well-Rounded University. This University Has A Lot To Offer. There Are Various Resources On Campus As Well.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We don't have many problems on campus, but when we did campus police were always there to fix the problem. They also sent out mass emails/text messages to everyone so they could know what was going on.

    Food and Dining

    We have Subway, Chick fil A, Papa Johns, Einsten Bros. Bagels, the cafe, and other restaurants. There are a lot of options for students to enjoy and eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very good to stay in. I stayed in Castle Heights my freshman year, in my opinion it was the best dorm for freshman. They eventually built Eriksson Hall, and it is very similar to Castle Heights. There are also a few housing options for upperclassman. They have Hand Village, Meacham apartments, and Governors Terrance North and South. Hand Village is a four bedroom/ 2 bathroom apartment, it is the best option if you no longer want to share a room with a roommate. The only problem is that we have to walk to another building to wash clothes, and to use the oven/stove. Meacham apartments are a two bedroom/ one bathroom apartment. It houses four people, so two people share a bedroom. Governors Terrance North and South are the traditional dorms. You share a room with a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what your major is and who your professors are. Free tutoring is available for most subjects, and you can also go to your professors' office hours for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class and pay attention. Ask for help when you need it, don't wait till the last minute. Go to tutoring, form study groups with your classmates, don't procrastinate. Don't just sit in your dorm everyday, go talk with people, enjoy your college years. But if your not comfortable doing something, you don't have to do it. Do what makes you happy.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    no opinion

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MUDBALL!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Have had for example musicians visit such as most recent Lee Greenwood, authors, etc.

    What to do for fun

    they do have many activities

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get a car!!!

    In three sentences

    Austin Peay State University is one of the most affordable. It has an extremely nice campus. However, they are currently building a new football stadium adding further parking problems, concentrating more on a football field, which they are not a great football school, and not being very mindful about the need for students to get to class forcing them to park far away from classes and which is very annoying when you have to walk so far to get to class during inclement weather conditions.