Austin Peay State University Reviews

3.18 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Clarksville (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,399
71% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Robert Gallowitz - 6/28/2017
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2012
"Austin Peay provided a large campus feel with a small class room atmosphere. With a wealth of opportunities at your figure tips, it was an easy choice to attend APSU from the start. Between the writing lab and the library, I felt like I always had a helping hand readily available. The campus provided many educational opportunities with; guest speakers, hosting coffee and bagel parties during finals, tutoring labs, professors having accessible office hours, and an office specifically designed to help create your resume, you honestly couldnt ask for much more. The entire process was designed to help you get a job directly after college with little to no work. The campus provided a social environment that allowed you to grow as an individual in and out of the classroom. The first 3 days of school are literally jam packed with activities for you to engage in! I met some of my closest friends in the very first few days of school. The Greek Life is far from what you see in the movies, and helps you make life long connections that can only be found in college. If greek life isnt something that interest you, APSU offers you a lengthy list of other outlets to take advantage of like; the outdoors club, life-action role play, student-body government, or even the biking club! There is something for every individual! After my four year of attending Austin Peay, I was well suited for what was to come next in my career choice. APSU gave me the tools I needed to become successful and even gave me an advantage in the job market. With the contacts I had made at Austin Peay, I was hired before I graduated college and secured a salary-based job with the school system pending graduation. The advisor I had was knowledgeable and resourceful in my department and allowed me to be stress free as I focused more at what was at hand then the future curriculum. I cant speak for other institutions but I can say that if you are looking to get the real college experience and be career ready leaving college, then Austin Peay State University is the school for you!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Brooke Work - 3/29/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kelsie - 3/6/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Delbert Scott - 2/6/2017
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2012
"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!"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Austin Peay State University - 2/3/2017
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Allen - 10/5/2016
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
A. Starr - 7/22/2016
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2007
"I enjoyed my experience at APSU. I had wonderful professors and gained many new skills as well as new friends."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Danielle Ladd - 5/10/2016
Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
KB - 8/5/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
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