Austin Peay State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (8)
Going to Austin Peay's Nursing program was a big step! The program is difficult to get in, but so worth it. The education and requirements of the students are rigorous, but they ultimately prepare you for a challenging job field. Nursing is not an easy profession, and the instructors prepare students with just enough "tough love." I (and all of my classmates) had no trouble finding a job, the market for nurses is wide open and employers are eager to hire students from the APSU program! I do not regret choosing this school or this program. Completely worth it.
Austin Peay State University is a wonderful choice for those who want the typical dorm style college experience without a huge university setting. It's not too small and not too big, and the campus as a whole provides for a beautiful and interactive environment that never fails to amaze me as I travel across it. The student/teacher ratio is small enough to obtain quality education from and relationships with the professors in order to succeed in a career path following graduation. The university is more diverse than your average institution as it is located near a military base, offers and abundance of programs, clubs, and organizations focusing on diversity, and is highly involved in providing study abroad opportunities for not only its own students, but students from other countries as well. Other than the natural beauty of the campus and my unforgettable experience with studying abroad, I have to say my favorite part of attending Austin Peay is having the opportunity to meet and learn from more than qualified and qualitative professors from around the world that never fail to strike the inquisitiveness in me.
Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee is a great University for people interested in the field of education. My experiences at Austin Peay have made me a better person, and a pretty good teacher to this point. I highly recommend this school to people that want to be teachers because this school produces some of the best teachers in the country. Go Governors!
APSU is an wonderful university. The faculty and staff are dedicated to the development of the students education and careers. There are plenty of additional resources available for the students seeking help. There are also a variety of extracurricular actives available to the students to get involved in the campus and the Clarksville community.
First, I was attempting to achieve my degree online due to being in the military and moving around a lot. The computer science program is well designed for the road map of critical courses to prepare a student for a post collegiate career. After 4.5 years and five classes from graduation I withdrew to enroll in a different university knowing that a minimum of 10 more classes would be required. What drove me to that decision? Austin Peay has some of the worst compute science professors that do not acknowledge the existence of on-line students. The senior level courses were nothing more than repositories for the syllabus, assignments and course materials. Absolutely no instruction or engagement with the professor. My academic advisor was my professor and wouldn't respond to emails. Why should I pay thousands of dollars for an education that Google and various IT websites are the teachers. There are a few professors that are 'adjunct' faculty whom I hold the deepest amount of respect for. They always went the extra mile to ensure I understood the material, concepts and how the answer was achieved. Kudos to those who are the truest of educators. I have a strong sense of loyalty most notably due to my military career but I could no longer accept the status quo for the online program at Austin Peay. A difficult decision to say the least. Do yourself a favor and find another school for Computer Science. There are a bevy of choices where the university has a robust system in place that supports the 'brick and mortar' students as well as on line students.
I enjoyed my experience at APSU. I had wonderful professors and gained many new skills as well as new friends.
I went to Austin Peay for 6 years and finished with certifications to teach English and Latin. The relatively compact, well-planted college and promised small class size first attracted me; the interesting course offerings and kindness of the professors encouraged me to stay two more years beyond the standard 4 and add a second minor and certification. However, the financial department at the school was often challenging to navigate; for example, each year when I attempted to register for classes, I was told "We don't have any record of you", even up to my last semester. Academically, it's a great school-- I got a great education, in spite of the difficulty of working with the records office.
Austin Peay is a very great college. The main focus is to help the students succeed. One of the things I liked most about this college was the wide variety of professors. They have a numerous amount of professors that teach one subject so that you have the chance to find a professor that matches your learning style. The program that I am actually studying is psychology. This program is very helpful. The psychology program not only teaches you want you need to know in order to be successful in your career but it also teaches you what you need to know to be successful in all other aspects of life. This is one of those programs that regardless of what you wish to do with the degree the information you learn will always be useable. Overall, I really enjoyed the experiences I had with Austin Peay and I also loved the psychology program.