Austin Peay State University is located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, just 45 miles northwest of Nashville. The Clarksville-Montgomery county area is home to more than 200,000 people. Surrounded by natural beauty, the amenities of city living and an array of opportunities for outdoor recreation can be found in Clarksville.
The 190-acre campus strikes a balance between lush green space and state-of-the-art facilities, including one of the state’s premier science education complexes, a fitness center and village-style student apartments. Continually ranked by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as one of the safest campuses in Tennessee, Austin Peay provides a safe campus environment for students.
With options that include freshman only residence halls, on campus apartments for upperclassmen, shared suites and private rooms you are sure to find on campus housing to meet your needs. All residents have free access to the Internet, cable television and laundry machines.
With choices like Starbucks, Subway, Papa Johns, Chic-Fil-A and a wide variety of other dining options all within your meal plan, you will find there's no need to leave campus to get great food.
Conveniently located less than an hour from the Nashville International Airport, Austin Peay is an easy school to get to. Not that far? Austin Peay does allow students, including freshman, to have cars on campus so you may find that Austin Peay is just a drive away.
Austin Peay students can ride the Clarksville Transit System buses for free! Bus stops are located in several locations around campus and the bus depot is just three blocks away.
With an average class size of just 24 students and a student to faculty ration of 17:1, Austin Peay professors can provide personal attention in a setting that allows for conversation, not just lectures. We also have great out-of classroom academic opportunities for our students. Through our Centers of Excellence, Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange, and Office of Undergraduate Research students are able to find out-of classroom experiences to broaden their academic horizons.
The university offers more than 100 student organizations and a wide variety of free student activities, such as fitness classes, scholarly discussions, and dive-in movies. With options of Greek life to religious affiliated organizations to academic and honor societies, you are bound to find a place where you can fit in at Austin Peay.
With help from Austin Peay and the love and support of my family, it has been an amazing feeling to work towards being the example that future generations of my family can follow.
I wanted to go somewhere where no one knew me and where I could be my own person, and Austin Peay provided me that opportunity.
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.
Every professor in Austin Peay’s music department is about more than just teaching; they’re about fostering a community. They’re supportive, not just with pursuing a career in teaching music, but they’re there to support you as you go through life, offering help and advice along the way.