Clarksville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$20,736 ($6,648)
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Reviews 795 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Facilities: State University – For a state university, the facilities are good. They offer many options for students of any kind. As a returning adult student, I found it very easy to join the college atmosphere.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Don't Party – I cannot explain the night life at Austin Peay State University. I work so I hardly ever get a night off, and I am a christian man who doesn't believe in partying.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The Varsity sports at Austin Peay State University are okay. The program could be a little different and better ran, but it is managable. The fan support and school spirit is awesome. The facilities for the athletes are great.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The students at Austin Peay State University are nice. They are very helpful when it comes to finding the different offices on campus. They are really easy to get along with and they make me feel comfortable.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The vegetarian options get old pretty fast but there's always something to eat. The cafeteria staff is always friendly with several different things to choose from. The food court has pizza, sandwiches, a mexican grill and a soul food and BBQ place. There's also Einstein's bagels and coffee shop, a kiosk in Sunquist building that sells soups and sandwiches, and Austin's Diner which is open until midnight. There's usually a place for whatever you're in the mood for. The worst case scenario is you'll be stuck in the cafeteria eating a sandwich or a burger or something but at least you won't go hungry.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: My previous school had racism seen several places on campus, pretty much an everyday occurence. Here, that's not been an issue. We have quite a successful exchange program and we're also a military campus so you'll see several people from all over the country as well as many different parts of the world.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depends What Year You're in – Freshman have the most affordable options and the RAs always put on events so you'll get to meet plenty of people. However, the upper classmen are now only allowed in Hand Village and Meacham. These are pricier and on the edge of campus so it's a longer walk to classes and the UC. I had a blast Freshman year but I'm living off campus now.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Nice Computer Labs – The ones in the library fill up pretty quickly in the afternoon. However, there are computer labs in just about any building on campus. The Marks building is usually free, the one in admissions is *never* full and printing is free. If you are taking an online class then you probably want your own computer either at your house or in your dorm but if you're in a major where you don't need to write too many papers then I wouldn't bother. The computers in Trahern ( the art building) have all the programs you'll need for your classes and while onestop goes down every once in awhile it's usually not an issue. Wireless is in all of the academic buildings and most of the dorms with the exception being Hand Village.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Free Stuff – Almost every single activity whether it be a sports game, dance classes, speakers, plays, concerts, poetry readings, etc. is free with a student ID. Generally they'll be giving out free shirts or food or whatever else too. The college I previously attended made you pay for almost all the activities so it was a nice switch.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Not Really an Issue – Keep your cars and dorms locked. If you feel uncomfortable you can get an escort anytime and anywhere on campus. Pretty basic stuff. Don't leave your stuff unattended or out in the open, pretty basic stuff that most people probably do anyway. The only thing I've ever really heard about was a guy in my comm class that got his laptop stolen when he left it in his front seat.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes go a lot more in-depth than you might expect. I transferred here from UT Martin and actually had to study a bit for A's and B's and a few C's. All the professors I've had have been really great as far as answering emails quickly or scheduling meetings for questions, that kind of thing. There are plenty of classes, from 6AM till even a few midnight classes so you can usually make your schedule fit around work, social life, whatever else you might have. There are also several online classes and 8 week, or half-semester classes. Registration is straight forward and easy. Study areas are pretty easy to find. The library is okay and there are computer labs or small study areas in pretty much every building, even the Admissions and financial aid ones. Plus, the campus is beautiful so you can always find a spot outside to sit.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Definately Tennessee – It rains quite a bit in the end of fall and beginning of spring. There's usually a few weeks of snow in the end of January and very beginning of February but classes get cancelled or postponed quite a bit for it. When the flood hit most of Tennessee last year all of my profs were great about working with me for rescheduling finals as I was one of the many that couldn't get to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Parkong is usually a bit of a pain if you're a commuter with classes around noonish. The good news is, there's a trolley that goes to the different lots and will bring you to campus so if you need to park in overflow you won't have to walk a long way. Students get free bussing in the Clarksville bus system too which is nice if you either don't have a car and can't find a ride or if you are having car troubles.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: For the state's fifth largest city, there's not much to do in Clarksville most of the year. Pretty much the typical fair: going out to eat, movies, bowling, bars and a few clubs. There's the Roxy theatre that usually puts on a few shows a month. There's several festivals a year though. Rivers and Spires is in April every year which is pretty much a vendor fair and several concerts. Riverfest in the fall is pretty much the same. They set up the entire Riverwalk with Christmas lights every year which is always fun to go down and see. There is a mall here, but it's rather small. The good news is Nashville is just about 45 min away so if you don't mind using the gas and a little driving then you'll never be bored.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great School and Great Experiences! I think Austin Peay is one of the best institutions in all of Tennessee. It's one of those schools where you can go to get a excellent education as well as have fun at the same time. It's also located in a great town with great people.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The good parking spaces on campus are quite difficult to acquire. If you get a good one and leave to go somewhere be prepared to not have that same spot, and you may have to get one of the only available spaces open in the very back.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The Apartments Are Well Furnished and Comfortable! Austin Peay State University offers great off-campus apartments that come fully furnished and peaceful surroundings. They're excellent for students looking for a more independent living enviornment, and aren't a long distance from campus which is great. More and more upper classmen every year look to find one.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It Was Easy – They staff was friendly and helpful, I did not have any problems getting help! Granted sometimes there is a long wait to get seen but once you are they usually do the best they can to help you.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not Much Offered for Anyone Who Is Not a Fresh Out of High School Student – There is not much variety of activities offered for Students that are not in fraternities/Sororities and not into sports.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A Lot of Variety – off-campus dining is not a problem! no matter which direction you go you'll find somewhere to eat! And there are a lot of varieties to choose from.

2 College Junior

Facilities: Not Really Anything – I do not feel this school to be any more or less special than any other University.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Nice Town – The town itself does not have alot of attractions other than the mall and the movie theater. The scenery and architecture of the town is very pleasing. Pretty safe area just to go for a stroll down to the river for a walk.

2 College Junior

Academics: Ok College for Ok Education – The school is ok is the best way to put it. The faculty of the different departments overall want you to succeed but at the same time just want their paychecks. The staff of the financial aid department are a bunch of asses. I hate to be rude and blunt but it is the truth. They never want to work with you and are rude nonetheless. I came here for music but wish I would have transferred after my first semester. Beautiful campus but not the education I was expecting.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: APSU Sports Know How to Entertain – Athletics at Austin Peay are a big deal, being that the university is located in a small town it really draws in the fans. Most sports team do very well in the conference and the students are very involved.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Difficult to Find Near Campus – There isn't much to choose from if you are looking to be very close to campus. There are lots of apartment options in town, and are pretty reasonable when it comes to price and safety.


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