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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
APUS is a for-profit, online university. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,914 undergraduate students. The APUS acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Homeland Security and Disaster Management. Graduating 41% of students, APUS alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
About American Public University System...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
111 W Congress St
Charles Town, WV 25414
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Cost

Net Price
$10,658/ 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
    $9,978/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,947/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,047/ year
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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.224 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.223 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,914Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
84%
Pell Grant
82%
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Diverse
    42%
  • online
    42%
  • Outgoing
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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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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Calling all working adults and kids who are introverts and don't want to leave the comforts of their own home. American Public University System is for you. The professors are well-known and highly educated. Some teach at other colleges and have great reviews on them! Teachers are eager to help you succeed in their class and answer any and every question you have. The course load is great for people who work full time, very easy to manage, and you can do your schoolwork from anywhere and everywhere. So no need to schedule time at a testing center. You have a mobile testing center from the comforts of your laptop. American Public University System also has a great layout on their app that is both iPhone and Andriod friendly and easy to navigate.
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.