Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University, founded in 1927, is a public, comprehensive university and is the designated liberal arts university in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Its distinctive centers of excellence are the areas of creative arts and field biology. The school's outstanding students are eligible to participate in the President's Emerging Leaders Program, preparing them for leadership careers in business and the community by providing mentors and by special curricular and extracurricular offerings. Austin Peay State's 210-acre campus is located in Clarksville, 45 miles northwest of Nashville.

Website: www.apsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,591
Undergraduate
Students
(58.5%) 5,614 Women
(41.5%) 3,977 Men
872
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 7,199 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 8

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.25
SAT Math
527 average
473-598 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
553 average
513-605 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,558
Out-of-state: $39,554
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,225
Out-of-state: $24,221
Room and Board
$9,170
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$11,204
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$18,044
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
370
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Clarksville Population
142,519
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Governors
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
22.5% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
0.4% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
67.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 8
SAT Only Considered if submitted August 8
ACT Only Considered if submitted August 8
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 8
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
601 College Street
City, State, Zip
Clarksville, TN 37044
Phone
(931) 221-7661
Fax
(931) 221-5994
E-mail
admissions@apsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 8
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
90% of 7,199 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 4,500 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 2,699 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,039 (47%) of 6,488 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,760 (43%) of 4,125 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,279 (54%) of 2,363 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.25
3.75 and Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
527 average
473-598 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
27%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
553 average
513-605 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
22%
Score of 18 - 23
62%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 70%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,558
Out-of-state: $39,554
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,225
Out-of-state: $24,221
Room and Board
$9,170
Books and Supplies
$1,550
Other Expenses
$4,538
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
SFAO@apsu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 7
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003478
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,627 (98.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,394 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,383 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,204
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,378 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,532
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 824 (59.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,243
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,175 (85.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
220 (13.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,201

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,425 (92.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,670 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,858 (85.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,135
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,858 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,788
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,692 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,038
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,549 (73.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
589 (8.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,026

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$18,044
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
980
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
528
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
245
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Veterans
Number of Awards
98
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,402
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Agriculture, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
370
Part-Time Faculty
305
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
571,354
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Clarksville Population
142,519
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Campus Size
169 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Clarksville
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
83%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Governors
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,591
Women
5,614 (58.5%)
Men
3,977 (41.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,065
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
22.5% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
0.4% from 18 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
872

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
38.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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