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Amanda Gauthier
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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College of Business
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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.

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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Weekly COVID-19 Update: April 16
Weekly COVID-19 Update: April 16

While we're excited to resume commencement ceremonies, it's vital that all participants and visitors follow the COVID-19 safety protocols we've developed for these ceremonies.

Starting today: Austin Peay ROTC Ranger Challenge team competing at Sandhurst
Starting today: Austin Peay ROTC Ranger Challenge team competing at Sandhurst

The team will be one of the teams who earned a spot to compete at this year's prestigious competition, which runs through the weekend.

Dr. Dan Shea
APSU May class to discover literary magic behind Harry Potter series

During the three-week, online class, students will read four novels in the series and discover how literary works by Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, J.R.R. Tolkien and others influenced the world of Harry Potter.

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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Govs Outdoors Sheltowee Trace Backpacking Trip
Date: April 16-18, 2021
Time: weekend trip
Location: Big South Fork National Recreation Area
Women's Softball team
Softball vs. Tennessee State
Date: April 17-18, 2021
Time: multiple games - see schedule
Location: Cathi Maynard Park
Men's Tennis at Tennessee Tech
Date: April 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cookeville, Tenn.
Peay2Reality: Pivoting Military Experience
Date: April 20, 2021
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: online/virtual event
COVID-19 Testing for Students
Date: All Semester  2021,  
Time: Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Boyd Health Services