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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, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Homeland Security and Disaster Management. Graduating 36% of students, APUS alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
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111 W Congress St
Charles Town, WV 25414
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$11,470/ year
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
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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.223 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.222 responses
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APUS and AMU are perfect for those that want to further or begin their education while fulfilling obligations of work, parenthood, etc. Completely online, APUS/AMU offer almost every degree you would find at an in person college for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Military members, veterans, and their dependents have a tuition cap making it easily affordable compared to other 4 year institutions. The application process is made easy with continuous communication from the first click to graduation from all departments who are invested in your success. I have always been so impressed by the helpfulness of all departments with any and all questions I may have along the way. It's convinent, affordable, and even though it's online they make it feel personal and inclusive!
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I have just finished my Bachelors in American History and the courses were challenging and the professors were pretty decent. I have heard it said that online courses are not difficult; I disagree. I have taken courses at traditional schools, and the online courses at American Public University System were hard, but enjoyable. APUS gives a quality education for a great price! I would recommend the online school to anyone who wants to start or further their education.
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!