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Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

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  1. Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts & Field Biology
  2. APSU is one of the safest universities in the state
  3. APSU's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps was named a MacArthur Award recipient

About This Campus

Austin Peay State University, founded in 1927, is a four-year public, doctoral level university is located in Clarksville, Tennessee’s 5th largest city and home to the state’s youngest population. The university is named in honor of the former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay. APSU offers over 56 majors and 63 different concentrations. Academics at Austin Peay are organized into six colleges and two schools including College of Arts and Letters, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, College of Science and Mathematics, and School of Technology and Public Management.

Location Information

Austin Peay State University is located near downtown Clarksville so it’s an easy walk or drive to local restaurants, entertainment venues, and much more. Clarksville is just 45 minutes northwest of Nashville.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment
Very Good

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Fast Facts

Location | Clarksville
Population | 157,000
Enrollment | 11,048
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/10
Spring | 1/18-05/06

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 2%
Black | 21%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 7%
Two or more | 6%
White | 61%
Other | 1%
International | 0%


  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science,Radiologic Technology

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Biology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sculpture
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/28/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $50 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100 Year Plan B Mandatory
Online Course Fee $34 Credit Hour Plan B Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/28/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 16% living on campus
  • Double: $3500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1000
  • Proximity to campus: 4
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $300 declining balance plan.


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Figures per Semester are current as of 01/28/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1000 Year Home Pay Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,205 per year.


  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: Varicella or proof having disease or immunity

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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