Small, Dynamic Classes
Classes of 17-25 people are the norm, so students have opportunities to interact with professors and one another.
Doctorally Trained Faculty
Most faculty have doctoral degrees, so they not only have studied their subject extensively, they’ve contributed to research in their respective fields. At Austin Peay, teaching comes before research. Students almost always are taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants.
Large Number of Study Options
Austin Peay has 30+ degree programs and more than 40 academic majors, from traditional courses of study like business to cutting-edge programs like environmental geography.
Unlike some schools, Austin Peay has a compact, well-designed campus that allows students to get from one class to another with ease.
New Science Complex
Constructed in 2002, the Sundquist Science Complex is one of the South's premier science education facilities, with more than 40 "smart" classrooms, state-of-the-art labs and wireless Internet access. It also features a zoological museum, herbarium, interactive TV classroom and a
New Student Center
Opened in March 2002, the Joe Morgan University Center is the heart of campus life. It has a food court, coffee shop, cafeteria, ballroom and meeting rooms —plus plenty of bright, beautiful spaces for just "hanging out."
High Level of Safety
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation statistics consistently show APSU to be among the safest universities in the region.
New Village-Style Housing Community
Beatrice Hand Village, which opened in Fall 2003, has 76 student apartments, each with four private bedrooms. Every bedroom has its own cable and high-speed Internet connection and heat-and-air controls; students share two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen. Attractive inside and out, the complex is within an easy stroll of the University Center, library and classroom buildings.
Winning Athletic Teams
APSU competes in the Ohio Valley Conference in NCAA Division I and in the Pioneer Football League, a I-AA non-scholarship conference. A traditional powerhouse in men's and women's basketball, as well as in baseball and volleyball, the University fields 16 competitive sports and myriad intramural sports.
No. 1 ROTC Program
APSU’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) was recognized in November 2001 as the No. 1 ROTC program in the nation among mid-sized universities. The rating is based on overall recruiting, training and commissioning.
Centers of Excellence
Austin Peay has two Centers of Excellence—one in field biology and a second in creative arts.
Online Courses, Degrees
APSU offers dozens of online courses as well as eight degrees that can be earned completely online.
A Liberal Arts Approach
APSU is Tennessee's designated pubic liberal arts university. That means we strive to make sure our graduates take with them not only the appropriate professional credentials but also the ability to think critically and communicate effectively—skills that make them contributing citizens as well as valued members of the community.
Austin Peay is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Age of Students
Median age of on-campus freshmen is 18. Average age of on-campus students is 25. Thus, both traditional and nontraditional students feel comfortable at APSU.
Students at Austin Peay can choose from 44 majors and 71 different concentrations and earn a bachelor’s, master’s or education specialist’s degree.
Total University budget for 2003-04
fiscal year is $58,731,600.
Total headcount enrollment for Fall 2003 was 7,623.
Main campus has 77 buildings on 160 acres. Residential halls accommodate 1,072 students, while 87 apartments house students with families. Village-style residential halls housing 300 students opened in Fall 2003.
Faculty and Staff
There are 789 full-time and part-time faculty and staff.
Of nearly 281 full-time faculty members, 97 percent hold the doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree in their respective fields. Almost all main-campus classes are taught by faculty, not graduate assistants.
Center @ Ft. Campbell
Classes meet in the Army Education Center with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. More than 25 programs of study are offered.
Austin Peay was founded in 1927 as Austin Peay Normal School. It is named for Tennessee Gov. Austin Peay, a native son of Clarksville.
Austin Peay offers educational opportunities in 20 countries, with exchange programs in five countries and study-abroad programs in 15 countries.
The University library houses 338,594 print volumes, 6,885 audio-visuals, 649,101 microforms and subscribes to 1,221 periodicals. The library has a high-tech online cataloging system with onsite and remote access to numerous Internet resources and databases that can be accessed from 18 InfoStations.
Austin Peay is 45 minutes northwest of Nashville (via I-24) in Clarksville, Tennessee's fifth largest city.
I don't get to experience dorm life. I'll be living at home with my parent's.