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Luke Cecil
Luke Cecil
Computer Science

“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.”

Hunter Burkhart
Hunter Burkhart

“The program at Austin Peay has been great for building my confidence and showing me that Austin Peay nurses really do make some great nurses.”

Vanessa Paniagua
Vanessa Rodriguez-Paniagua

“When I went to community college, I didn’t lead. Being here, I feel like I’ve had more encouragement from my professors to do that extra thing. For me that’s being the leader I knew I could always be but needed that extra push to achieve.”

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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.

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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The Gateway
APSU honoring famed campus statue during Nov. 1 celebration

In 1986, Dr. James Diehr, professor of ceramics and sculpture, created the tin and concrete sculpture, "The Gateway," which now stands on the Browning lawn.

Downeys presented with APSU Philanthropist of the Year Award

Doug ('79) and Linda Downey were honored by the APSU Board of Trustees for their support of Austin Peay's student-athletes.

Austin Peay's Ace of Spades bull
APSU's puppy dog bull, Frank the Tank, flush with champion ribbons

No matter the name, or his puppy dog nature, Austin Peay's champion bull charged through first place and champion designations at beef shows this summer, which culminated with his winning division grand champion at the Tennessee State Fair. Frank also won overall grand champion bull at the Wilson County Fair, the state's largest fair.

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Fall Break - No Classes
Date: October 15-16, 2018
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Women's Volleyball vs. WKU
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Dunn Center
GovsLEAD: Leadership & Personality Workshop
Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: MUC 306
Breast Cancer Awareness 5k
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Foy Fitness Center
Date: October 31, 2018
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