B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Life
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
American Public University System is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
111 W Congress St
Charles Town, WV 25414
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$11,470/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,078/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,746/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,536/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,616/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,377/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.237 responses
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.212 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.211 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,759Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
84%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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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.
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American Public University System is a great school to attend. One reason for that is because it is challenging. From learning how to manage time to learning how to write, APUS would challenge you to hone these skills. At APUS your writing skills are enhanced every week, as written communication is a core feature of this institution. In addition, your management skills are also enhance because studying online is not as easily manageable as it is often assumed. Online institutions require more student participation than traditional institutions. As such, your management skills are enhanced. Attending APUS is a wise choice!
I love this university. It is affordable, its resources are up-to-date, and it is enjoyable. I am currently undergoing graduate coursework. My graduate degree is space studies with an emphasis in aerospace science. Each course is eight weeks, so the students enrolled simply have to focus on one course instead of having multiple courses spread out through a semester. It is not easy, nor should it be. The workload is intense. I often read about 250 pages a week for just one course. I find myself ascertaining knowledge though faster than I had thought practicable. For that I am grateful. The only thing I would like to see improved is tech support. One individual had me install the wrong software. Still, I highly recommend this university!