Austin Peay State University (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University can be found in Clarksville, TN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. APSU has an enrollment of around eleven thousand students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at APSU. A score between 960 - 1170 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the APSU average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. About 90 percent of all applicant were admitted at Austin Peay State University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 24 percent continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected APSU acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 87%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall APSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Austin Peay State University was reported as 95.0% in Fall 2020 with over 7,420 college applications submitted to APSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • APSU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • APSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Austin Peay State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Austin Peay State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Austin Peay State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.1%
  • 2017-2018: 90.1%
  • 2018-2019: 93.8%
  • 2019-2020: 95.0%
  • Projected APSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 86.5%

How Does APSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for APSU is sixty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vanderbilt University9.1%
Belmont University83.8%
Murray State University82.4%
Western Kentucky University97.3%
The University of Tennessee-Martin64.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to APSU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 570
Math470 - 600
Total Score960 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 24
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