Austin Peay State University: Narrative Description

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601 College St.
Clarksville, TN 37044-0001
Tel: (931)221-7011
Free: 800-844-2778
Admissions: (931)221-7661
Fax: (931)221-5994
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $3.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2150 per student. Total enrollment: 8,650. Faculty: 462 (262 full-time, 200 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,679 applied, 92% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 5,828 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 2,280 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 24 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 19% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 42% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2.75 high school GPA, minimum ACT composite score of 19. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Placement: SAT, ACT required for some. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/29. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3352 full-time, $147 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,840 full-time, $515 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $872 full-time, $41 per credit hour part-time, $4. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location. College room and board: $4296. College room only: $1696. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,500 college housing spaces available; 1,191 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Felix G. Woodward Library with 400,000 books, 663,000 microform titles, 1,754 serials, 4,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Clarksville, an urban area, was founded in 1784 and was named for General George Rogers Clark. Bus transportation is available. Community facilities include a number of churches, a hospital, a public library, and major civic and service organizations. Water sports are enjoyed on the Cumberland River and nearby lakes. Some part-time employment is available.

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