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 $43,800.
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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.226 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.225 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,205 Graduates
Homeland Security and Disaster Management580 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies520 Graduates
International Studies399 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science303 Graduates
Environmental Science288 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management288 Graduates
Child Care Provider264 Graduates
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American Public University System Reviews
APUS has been a wonderful re-introduction to academia for me! Having been out of school for a few years and with big goals to continue on to a brick-and-mortar institution, my school has been extremely effective in propelling me forward. Many of the professors are outstanding and engaging, and the vast online library and offering of free textbooks are testaments to how much they truly want to aid students. I couldn't have asked for a better online campus to help me learn, grow, connect, and really mold my future in a way that is above and beyond what I previously would have thought possible. Not only have I received a solid general education, but the classes offered in my concentration have been exceptional. Additionally, I've found other students through honors and academic clubs that are as passionate as I am about my subjects of interest and it has been a joy to work with my peers. I feel thoroughly prepared to continue on outside of APUS and later in grad school.
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!
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.