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About Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Clarksville, TN, less than an hour from Nashville.

Founded in 1927, the institution currently enrolls around 10,272 students a year, including 9,087 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Austin Peay State University's endowment was valued at $9,964,671 in 2021. For each full-time student, Austin Peay State University spends about $4,189.

2021 Admissions Facts About Austin Peay State University

Acceptance rate: 91%

Average GPA: 3.3

Mean ACT score: 22

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Austin Peay State University is August 4

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What is Austin Peay State University's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Austin Peay State University. Around 91 percent of all applicants are admitted to Austin Peay State University each year. Out of 7,346 applications received, 6,696 students received an admissions offer.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Austin Peay State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Austin Peay State University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Austin Peay State University, around 68 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,167 students who started at Austin Peay State University as first-time freshman, 326 graduate within four years.

Austin Peay State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 45 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $24,825 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Austin Peay State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Austin Peay State University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

601 College Street Clarksville, TN 37044

Campus Setting: Suburban

Austin Peay State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 4

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Austin Peay State University is Aug 4.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Austin Peay State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Austin Peay State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Austin Peay State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Austin Peay State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Austin Peay State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 600


Reading SAT Range

490 - 570

Austin Peay State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Austin Peay State University is like? There are approximately 11,048 students enrolled at Austin Peay State University, including 9,971 undergraduate students and 1,077 graduate students. 68% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from TN and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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