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Heather Gauthier
Instrumental Music Education

“Austin Peay is the best decision I’ve ever made. It just feels like family. It feels like home.”

Amanda McNair
Amanda McNair
Computer Science

“As I’ve learned more and different (computer) languages, I feel so much more confident. My communication skills are better, and now that I’m a senior, my leadership skills are on point, and I know they’ll get better.”

Michael Hunter
Michael Hunter
Graphic Design

“There’s a lot of personal growth that I’ve experienced here. It’s really changed my outlook and perspective on not only my career path but life in general.”

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At Austin Peay, we are large enough to offer you a broad range of educational and social options, but small enough to treat you as an individual. That’s because we provide all of the resources of a big university, with a small college feel. We serve a large population of diverse students with several degree options at the associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Many of these degrees can be pursued on campus and online. Austin Peay also is working to support the region’s economic growth with several new programs that cater to the employment needs of local industries and the surrounding community.

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College of Arts and Letters
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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
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Small Campus Feel. Big Opportunities.

Austin Peay offers the resources of a major university, with a small college feel. You'll get to know people quickly —- including your professors. That one-on-one communication is just part of the friendliness that makes Austin Peay a comfortable place to be.

As Tennessee's youngest city by median age, APSU is surrounded by a thriving community, named as 2019's #1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine. Set against the Cumberland River, Clarksville offers outdoor activities, great restaurants, and local theatre. Not to mention, we're just 45 minutes from Nashville.

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Fall 2021 set to be busy, celebratory year for APSU military community

Events this fall include the kick-off of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of APSU's ROTC program and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Newton Military Family Resource Center.

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APSU invites public to comment on undergraduate tuition and mandatory increase prior to June 4 vote

In November 2020, THEC recommended a maximum 2 percent increase for tuition and mandatory fees for Tennessee's public higher education institutions. APSU is proposing a total 1.6 percent increase.

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APSU's Community School of the Arts hosts inaugural dance recital, announces summer arts classes

The program is easing back into in-person classes this summer, but safety during this ongoing pandemic remains the CSA's top priority.

From getting caked in mud to spotting bagel-eating squirrels on campus to volunteering for The Big Event, there's all kinds of ways to find your spot in campus life. We think these 10 Austin Peay State University experiences will make your journey unforgettable.

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Baseball at Murray State
Date: May 20-21, 2021
Time: see schedule
Location: Murray, Kentucky
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Full Summer Session Classes Start
Date: June 1, 2021
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Govs FIT Camp
Date: June 2, 2021
Time: see schedule
Location: Foy Fitness Center
Let's Talk - Online Counseling Session
Date: June 4, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: virtual
COVID-19 Testing for Students
Date: All Semester  2021,  
Time: Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Boyd Health Services