Austin Peay State University is a four-year public institution founded in 1927 and located in Clarksville, Tennessee, which is the state’s fifth largest and youngest city. The name of the school came from the Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, who was a Clarksville native. There are 68 buildings located across the 169-acre main campus. Among Regional Universities in the South, APSU was ranked number 69 in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges. They were also ranked number 32 under Top Public Schools.