APUS is a for-profit, online university. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,451 undergraduate students. The APUS acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Homeland Security. Graduating 36% of students, APUS alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.237 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.219 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.218 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management1,248 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,205 Graduates
Homeland Security580 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies520 Graduates
International Studies399 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science303 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management288 Graduates
Environmental Sciences268 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security224 Graduates
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American Public University System Reviews
For those who are a little intimidated about pursuing their education or even hesitant because you don’t know where to start, American Public university is the best place for you. While serving active duty in the United States Marine Corps, I knew at some point in life I’d need more. When speaking the the representatives of APUS I was able to make a seamless transition into pursuing my education. The university was very flexible for me. deployments, temporary duty assignments, I was able to complete my mission without worrying about not submitting assignments on time. I am currently 12 classes into my degree and I must say it’s been an amazing experience. I feel myself getting wiser and more adapt to life because of thing things learned from the university, and I believe you can too!
I was seeking info on this university specifically for their online degrees. I heard so many awesome things about them and what they do for our military and their families. I haven’t started classes yet, but hope too very soon. They have been very helpful so far providing me with answers to all my questions and resources that will help pay for school. I can’t wait to start my new journey with AMU!
Overall the classes were good but my overall experience could have been better. After being with APUS for 2+ years and 4 classes shy of graduating I find out my financial aid is maxed out, so I immediately get on the phone to figure out solutions so I can finish school. There really are NONE! They don't offer scholarships and the only payment plan they have is to pay half up front when you register and the balance the first week of school. Mind you each class is about $900 so if your class were to start two weeks from registration you are pretty much forking out $900 on the spot. The financial aid office wasn't very helpful and couldn't offer me any help and said to apply for a private loan, of which Sallie Mae is the only lender I could find. Even with a co-signer that had excellent credit I could not get approved and scholarship websites are pretty much useless.