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Welcome to Austin Peay!

At Austin Peay State University, we know the more opportunities you enjoy in college, the more opportunities you’ll enjoy “out there.” That’s why we offer unique opportunities typically not offered to undergraduates, like conducting (and presenting) research alongside faculty members, studying with renowned artists and much, much more.

Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts
With the state’s only Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) located on campus, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in graduate-level experiences you can take into the workplace or graduate school.

Center of Excellence for Field Biology
Through our Center of Excellence for Field Biology (CEFB), you may find the opportunity to conduct research in areas of field biology and ecology, gaining tremendous training, research and experience as you work alongside professional field biologists. 

International Education
You will have endless opportunities to embark on international adventures and engage in international programs on campus. From two-week adventures to year-long exchange programs, you can choose from programs ranging in length, interest and cost.

Undergraduate Research
It’s not uncommon for our undergraduate students to conduct – and publish – research with their professors. From assistance with proposals to funding, our Office of Undergraduate Research offers the help you’ll need to pursue your academic passion.

Govs Athletics
Looking for an opportunity to yell “Let’s Go Peay”? Just follow the sound of ecstatic fans and you’ll find Peaymaniacs rooting for one of the University’s NCAA sports teams. The Govs compete in baseball, softball, football, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track and field, tennis and golf teams.

Student Life
From diving into ice-cold water during the annual Polar Plunge to battling for bragging rights during the annual Mud Bowl competition, APSU students find plenty of fun on campus thanks to countless student organizations, intramural sports teams, a fitness center, concerts and other events. From Greek life to group fitness classes, the APSU campus bustles with activities for students of all ages and interests.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
APSU offers a wide variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Some are awarded for financial need, while others are awarded based on academic accomplishments, special skills or talents.

Forget dorm rooms. At Austin Peay, students choose from residence halls offering private bedrooms, shared rooms, apartment living or accommodations for families. In 2013, the University opened three new halls. Room fees cover cable, movie channels, laundry facilities and Internet access.

Where you go to college is important. But what you do while you’re there – and the expense you incur – will impact the rest of your life. Explore the unique opportunities and affordable investment Austin Peay has to offer!