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Austin Peay State University (APSU)

601 College St, Clarksville, TN

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APSU is a public institution that has a fair number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Clarksville, TN, in a predominately urban area. Over eleven thousand students enroll at Austin Peay State University per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs APSU offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 840 - 1080 on the SAT and between 19 - 23 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to Austin Peay State University. 88% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 57% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at apsu.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $7,100 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $22,000 annually. Housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $4,800 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The mascot for Austin Peay State University is the "Governors", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who would like to learn more about this school can visit their website at http://www.apsu.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants APSU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting into APSU.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English19 - 24
ACT ® Math17 - 22
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 23

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into APSU

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting into APSU.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants3,464
Granted Admissions3,034 (88%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,718 (57%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Austin Peay State University is about 11,000. The student body is made up of 92% undergraduate students and 8% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $15 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $5,400-$6,500
    • Out-of-State: $20,000-$23,410
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $230-$270 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $810-$980 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships90%$7,350
Receiving Student Loans56%$5,285

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 11%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Austin Peay State University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Austin Peay State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 34%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Austin Peay State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Track and Field (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B, M)
  • Health Preparatory Programs (B)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (B)
  • Family Practice Nurse (C)

Communications and Journalism

  • Media Studies (B, M)

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Production Technologies (A)
  • Engineering Technology (B)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

Education

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B)

English Language and Literature

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Music (B, M)

History

Physical Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

  • Mechanics and Repairers (A)

Agriculture Operations

Mathematics and Statistics

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

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