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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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Khari Turner poses with art
College of Arts and Letters
Hunter Burkhart works in nursing lab
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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Annual #GovsGive online giving event underway at govsgive.com
Annual #GovsGive online giving event underway at govsgive.com

Austin Peay State University's annual online giving event, #GovsGive2021, is underway with the goal of fundraising for the University's colleges' Funds of Excellence, athletics and student affairs.

Austin Peay This Week: Environmental artist Eliza Evans to perform ‘Time Machine’ outside Art + Design building
Austin Peay This Week: Environmental artist Eliza Evans to perform 'Time Machine' outside Art + Design building

On Earth Day, April 22, environmental artist Eliza Evans will be on campus from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to perform a reiteration of her piece Time Machine, a duration and interactive work where she will spend several hours “living” in a mass-produced greenhouse on the lawn of the Arts Quad.

Austin Peay ROTC Ranger Challenge team finishes 29th at world-renown Sandhurst competition
Austin Peay ROTC Ranger Challenge team finishes 29th at world-class Sandhurst competition

Austin Peay's ROTC Ranger Challenge team finished 29th of 44 teams competing at Sandhurst, the world's premier international academy military skills competition.

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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#GOVSGIVE Campaign
Date: April 20-21, 2021
Time: --
Location: give online
student planting campus
Plant the Campus Red
Date: April 22, 2021
Time: multiple shifts
Location: all over campus
Softball at SIUE
Date: April 24, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Edwardsville, Ill.
Campus Trash Pick Up
Date: April 25, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: AP Bowl
COVID-19 Testing for Students
Date: All Semester  2021,  
Time: Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Boyd Health Services