Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay is Tennessees designated comprehensive liberal arts institution and supports and promotes an atmosphere that is unusual at a public university. In ways similar to those of a private institution, Austin Peay nurtures learning and personal growth through small classes, close student/faculty interaction, and personal attention by the support staff. The university respects the voice and value of every member of its learning community. Students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world enrich the liberal arts experience. This rich variety of thought and life experience fosters a deeper understanding of our own and other cultures. Undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences and in pre-professional and professional programs are the nucleus of the university. Curricula promote critical thinking, communication and information skills, leadership, and a commitment to lifelong learning. The liberal arts core provides for all students a broad, multicultural foundation in literature, the arts, history, mathematics, and the natural and behavioral sciences. Graduate programs serve the needs of the region and provide advanced experiences for students preparing for doctoral studies. The graduate programs demand a superior level of academic achievement requiring scholarship, independent judgment, academic rigor, and intellectual honesty. The educational experience is complemented and expanded through creative use of technology, interdisciplinary programs, team teaching, cooperative learning, community services, international programs, and collaborative research between faculty and students. Co-curricular experiences provide each student with resources and guidance that enhance academic success, further career goals, and promote intellectual and personal growth. The university provides programs to help students clarify values, develop physical well-being, work independently and collaboratively, and participate in shared governance. Centers of Excellence in the Creative Arts and Field Biology as well as Chairs of Excellence provide unique learning opportunities. Both the main campus and the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell serve a diverse student body with complete academic programs. Off-campus and distance learning facilities offer curricula to expand the reach of the university to populations not easily served on traditional campuses. The university enriches the traditional instructional program through close interaction with the surrounding community. The university provides programs, services, and facilities that contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural development of the region. Austin Peay remains committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body and promotes diversity and access without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Austin Peay State University, as a community of learners focusing on the academic, aesthetic, and personal development of its students, aspires to become nationally recognized as an excellent comprehensive liberal arts university that contributes significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural life of the region.

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School Details

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Public, Coed 1927 N/A Semester $26.6 million + PO Box 4675, Clarksville, TN 37044 (931) 221-7011
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47 100.0 Tennessee Clarksville 787
Key Value
ID 1056
Tuition $8,225 (2017-18)
Room and Board $9,170 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 10,344
Application Deadline Aug. 9
Application Fee $25
Acceptance Rate 89%
Description When applying to Austin Peay State University, it's important to note the application deadline is Aug. 9. The application fee at Austin Peay State University is $25. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Aug. 9. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 89 percent.


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Application deadline Aug. 9
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee $25
Common Application accepted No
Deadline for housing deposit N/A


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Admission interview Neither required/recommended
Required standardized tests Either SAT or ACT required for some
SAT/ACT scores must be received by Aug. 9

Entering Class Stats

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Selectivity Selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 89%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

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Accepting applications Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply 12
Minimum required college GPA N/A
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution N/A
Guaranteed admission agreement URL N/A

International Students

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Separate application form required No
Conditional admission offered N/A
Early decision or early action options available Neither early decision nor early action
TOEFL (paper) Required of some
TOEFL (internet-based) Required of some
Michigan Test N/A
SAT Subject N/A
Advance deposit required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT No
International student contact Marissa Chandler, Director, Office of International Education, (931) 221-6851,