Austin Peay State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Tennessee


Established in 1927, Austin Peay State University is a public university whose 169-acre main campus is located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The school is named after a former Tennessee governor, many buildings are named after governors, and the university's mascot is the governor. Austin Peay students can choose from 56 Bachelor's degree programs; business is the most popular with undergraduates. The university has been growing rapidly in recent years, and the school wins high marks for its campus safety, ROTC program, and sports programs. On the athletic front, the Austin Peay Governors compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Health, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 9401
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 9835
Faculty: 303

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 31:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 32:1

Percent Male: 39%
Percent Female: 61%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 13%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

601 College St
Clarksville Tennessee 37044


Main Email:

Main Phone: 931-221-7661

Additional Campuses:
APSU Education Center @ Fort Campbell
SSG Glenn H. English, Jr. Army Education Center - Bldg. 202 - Rm. 138
Ft. Campbell, KY

Admissions Contact:
Megan Mitchell
Transfer Coordinator, Transfer Center

Transfer Services Contact:
Megan Mitchell
Transfer Coordinator, Transfer Center

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
GPA requirements are based on the number of quality hours attemped: 11 or less: no minimum 12 - 29: 1.50 GPA 30 - 47: 1.80 GPA 48 - 65: 1.90 GPA 66 and greater: 2.0 GPA

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Not required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Yes, a one time $15 nonrefundable application fee is required with the application.

Other Requirements:
All transfer students must be in good academic standing (not suspended from) with the last instituition attended. Students who have not completed college level English or Math will be asked to take the COMPASS assesment.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 23
English 19 24
Math 17 22
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 420 550
Math 420 530

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 88%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -88%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1550

Other Expenses: 4484

Room and Board: 8169

Tuition and Fees: 19992

Total Cost: 34195

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6432

Total Cost – In-State: 20635

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
President's Community College Transfer Scholarship For more information please see our website at:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5684

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 55%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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