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Celeste Malone ('16)
Communication Graduate Student

“APSU has continuously challenged and pushed me to become the person I am today.”

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Waqas Ahmed ('18)

“I think every kid thinks about going away for college, but when I visited Austin Peay, I fell in love with this place and its opportunities."

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Sarah Eskildson
Sociology and Journalism

“My communication degree will equip me to spread the awareness about human trafficking and advocate to end the injustice.”

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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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College of Business
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Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education
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College of STEM
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College of Graduate Studies

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.

APSU is surrounded by a thriving community, rich in history and tradition. 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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Loren Carmichael
At Peace Corps, APSU student learns D.C.'s heel-wearing habits (and psychology)

APSU psychology student Loren Carmichael is spending her summer working with the Peace Corps' Counseling and Outreach Unit, which provides phone consultation to volunteers struggling with emotional health.

APSU's Iron Man hovercraft
Homemade hovercraft captivates APSU's junior campers

Watch as Austin Peay's Bryan Gaither hisses across the gym floor in his homemade hovercraft. He needed only four hours to build the craft using simple and easily available parts. APSU Junior Govs Summer Camp attendees witnessed the flight.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey
Retired Marine general to lead external affairs at APSU

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, former deputy commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps, will oversee the offices of advancement, communication and strategic initiatives.

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Application for Admissions deadline
Date: August 8, 2018
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Fall classes begin
Date: August 27, 2018
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: All Campuses
Govs R.O.W.
Date: July 12, 2018
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Morgan University Center
Govs R.O.W.
Date: July 14, 2018
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Morgan University Center
Govs R.O.W.
Date: August 2, 2018
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Morgan University Center