Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN, USA
3.96 Average Rating

Named for a former state governor, Austin Peay State University is a public institution in north Tennessee. Austin Peay is home to colleges of Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Health Sciences, and STEM conferring undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, APSU hosts the Center of Excellence for Field Biology and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. Additionally, the campus is marked by several sinkholes known as “bowls” which function as student hangout spaces for relaxing or playing games.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 21, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 14, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
90%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1011
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
10,463
Total Number of Undergrads
9,591
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
49%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
9%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,984
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,216
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,456
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,711
Books and Supplies
$1550

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,788
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,822
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,263

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,405
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$233
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
158
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
17%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Governors
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ohio Valley Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Clarksville
Nashville
Memphis
Atlanta
Knoxville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
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.
Marguerite from Clarksville, TN
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.
Colorado girl