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Elijah Carter
Elijah Carter
Sophomore/Computer Science

"I was always interested in computers. I wanted to be one of the the guys behind making them work and computer science was the field I decided would be the best way to do that."

Alexis Larkin
Alexis Larkin

"Because I made the decision to come to Austin Peay, I’ve been exposed to so many people and different ways of life that I wouldn’t have if I had chosen to stay in Ohio for school."

Joshua Russell
Joshua Russell
Senior/Criminal Justice

“I had the opportunity to go to any ROTC program I wanted, but I figured why not go to the best and that was Austin Peay.”

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At APSU, we are large enough to offer you a broad range of educational and social options, but small enough to treat you as an individual. We offer all of the resources of a large university, with a small college feel. We serve a large population of diverse students with many bachelor’s and master’s degree options that can be pursued on campus, online, and abroad.

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College of Arts and Letters
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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
College of business students
College of Business
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Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education
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College of STEM
Masters degree students at graduation at APSU
College of Graduate Studies


Small Campus. 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.

Clarksville, Tennessee

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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Abbi Wilt
Department of Communication alumna Wilt enjoying "dream job" with Southern Living Magazine

An assistant digital editor with Southern Living Magazine, New Brunswick, Canada native — and Austin Peay State University alumna — Abbi Wilt already knows that she followed a rather unique path to her dream job.

APSU Holidays
Christmas with David Steinquest and Friends returns Dec. 1

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, the APSU Department of Music will host its annual Christmas with David Steinquest and Friends, and the program for this performance will be a little different than in year's past.

Dr. Emily Hanna Crane
Associate Professor of music Crane performs on major motion pictures, television shows, video game over summer

APSU Department of Music's coordinator of orchestral strings participated in a series of recording sessions in Nashville, performing on scores for numerous major motion pictures, television shows and video games, including "Destiny 2" and "My Little Pony: The Movie."

APSU Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball vs. Bethel
Date: November 22, 2017
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Shaw Fitness Center, Fort Campbell, KY
Thanksgiving Break - students in the leaves
Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes  
Date: November 22-24, 2017
Time: --
Location: All Campuses
Bread & Words, 23rd Annual Benefit Reading
Date: November 20, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Morgan University Center
Thanksgiving with African American Cultural Center
Date: November 21, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Location: Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
Women's Basketball vs. Lipscomb
Date: November 26, 2017
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Away - Nashville