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Austin Peay State University

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I experienced late processing of transcripts and vaSuper BrilliantBusiness - Management and Administration
I experienced late processing of transcripts and va payments due to slow lazy faculty everything takes 6 weeks to process...meanwhile they need all college transcripts even from 10 years ago..... so even if you had a 3.0 recently,if you had a 1.5 when you began college 10 years ago (which most colleges won't except transcripts past 7 years) your gpa will drop..... This is my first and last semester...
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
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Honestly my first year I took all ofBrightComputer Science
Honestly my first year I took all of my classes on campus thinking the teacher would add some perspective, sadly, I was mistaken. Students are not challenged at this university and classes are not put first. Extracurricular activities are not listed anywhere so getting involved is really difficult and overall I've had a bad experience not counting the few professors that actually care if you get an education.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Friendliness: F
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I loved Austin Peay, but wouldn't necessarily recommendBiology
I loved Austin Peay, but wouldn't necessarily recommend it. It's a small regional school with a decent reputation, but definite lack of academic rigor. Almost everyone is local- it's 13th grade and it's non-selective. Campus is empty on weekends. I was not a local student and I think it would have been discouraging as an 18 year old, socially speaking. Some students complained of feeling isolated and un-cool. Greek life was one way of breaking into the local cliques. Academically it was adequate. I was prepared for work and graduate school later. Austin Peay was good for ME because I was completely self-sufficient and older (21 when I enrolled). I paid for it myself so financial aid was not an ordeal. I read the catalogs and did all my own academic advising and course selection (it's all spelled out in the catalog). The administration was no problem because I did all my research in advance. Zero surprises or frustrations, and no wasted time. The 100 level classes were a little frustrating because of the immaturity of the student body. All that is weeded out by the 300 level classes. I liked every faculty member I had contact with. Loved most of them. Did well even with those I didn't appreciate as much. All seemed accessible, but I wasn't at all needy. Clarksville is not much of a college town. It's small and closed. I go back there occasionally and still don't like it. Nothing like Nashville! At the time I needed a small, non-intimidating environment to study. I was there to work not to socialize. I thrived. After I took all the required courses outlined in the catalog, I applied for my degree and left. Just that simple. I was able to get decent work right after graduation. Grad school application was no problem. Why would I not recommend it?..It's a very competitive world and no one has heard of Austin Peay
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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