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American Public University System

198 Reviews

Locations:   Charles Town (WV) 

Annual Tuition: $7,360

75% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 10/18/2023

Degree: Public Health

Terrible classes for MPH. Every class is identical. You just have to BS on message boards and not learn a thing. If you want a degree without knowledge, this school is the way to go. With modern technology, online classes can be far more engaging. At least have the lazy professors record lectures.


Reviewed: 9/4/2023

Degree: Accounting

This school doesn't give you all the information you need the first time. In fact, after sending in notarized copies of the requested forms they rejected them because they didn't like the ID I used at the notary. Not only did I call to verify the information needed and that I would be providing before having the form filled out, but i specifically asked about my ID. Only after receiving my originals did they send me a special form with "additional" information and requirements that were not originally... Read More

Daniel Zhukovin

Reviewed: 8/27/2023

Degree: Mathematics

American Public University has one of the most primary educational programs, catered to top public servants, which are the most intelligent, capable people in the United States. I graduated from there in 2020, used my time there to learn as much skills as possible, work on myself as much as possible, and because of that qualification, I regularly get offers from the most high paying companies, and most high quality jobs around the country and they don't necessarily start me off at the bottom, either.... Read More


Reviewed: 6/10/2023

Degree: Computer and Information Science

I don't recommend this school. I got a bachelors degree in IT that turned out to be worthless. I learned how to design a basic webpage that would have been used 25 years ago. I had a very basic introduction to JavaScript and learned features that web browsers don't even support anymore. Instead of learning SQL which is what almost every employer uses I took 3 classes on Microsoft Access. I've never seen an IT job posting that uses Access. All their degrees look worthless to me. I'm not from the military... Read More


Reviewed: 5/30/2023

Degree: Military Science

AMU is an absolute joke. I completed a BA, graduated summa cum laude and could not be more dissatisfied. In the entire course of my studies I never once had a core professor. The course work is horrifically outdated and includes the about me sections of government websites and army field manuals from the 1970's as required course readings. What little substance there is is repeated over and over throughout the entire program which is little more than busy work. I learned absolutely nothing and am... Read More


Reviewed: 5/10/2023

Degree: Business Administration

I started my bachelor's program in electrical engineering back in 2018. I stopped taking classes due to work/life balance in conjunction with somewhat complicated classes. It's not that I didn't understand the material, it's that they stuff so much into such a small amount of time. Not only that, but some of the professors are not easy to get in contact with when you are having problems with lessons. I ended up switching my program to a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2020. From there, I started... Read More

JR Ulrich

Reviewed: 5/7/2023

Degree: Marketing

I have read several of the responses and dont understand what people are complaining about. Overall I think this school is well ran and it's pretty easy to get help, I guess if you know where to look. The instructors could be a little better, you can tell this is a second job for a lot of them, but overall, most of them have doctorates and will work with you in all sorts of ways to help you be successful. Overall, this is a good school, and I was a little surprised by some of the comments. Alot of... Read More

Earl Davis

Reviewed: 5/4/2023

Degree: Business Analytics

Did my bachelors at APU and had an avg experience, mostly just taught myself with little direct instruction from the instructors. Stayed at APU for my masters since I was familiar with the format. Horrible experience! Had some personal emergencies pop up with a 2-month premature baby arrival, wife needing surgery that took her off her feet for a month, and my live in 70-yr mom had two heart surgeries. This all happened within a 30 day span. I appealed to the instructors, but they just kept marking... Read More


Reviewed: 1/28/2023

Degree: Environmental Engineering

This school for being founded by a former military is a shame. I couldn’t even get registered for classes because no one at the school even communicates with you. Once you fill the info online an a recruiter contacts you answers 2 or 3 questions that’s it. You get a couple o emails congratulating you but contact to see if you have questions or concerns about the registration process or no follow up regarding paperwork you sent. You consistently have to chase some one down. All to no avail because... Read More

Robert M

Reviewed: 1/13/2023

Degree: Legal Studies

apu's financial disbursement policies in regards Federal loans and grants for student are some of the worst policies I have ever seen . nobody outside of the school I've talked to has ever heard of the way they handle their disbursements. I say this as a PU has shown a complete double standard for a student who receives fund and one who doesn't receive federal funds And I can prove this in the following scenario which I am currently and have been for the last year experiencing. I am a student who... Read More

Mimi Griffith

Reviewed: 1/7/2023

Degree: Emergency Management

APUS university, the students "learn to write essays or research papers", that is, you do not learn other skills other than that. I did my high bachelor's degree at this university and for me, it was a waste of time and money because they do not prepare you with the skills that are needed for the workplace. In addition, they do not offer you an internship. Also, in this university, the professor is always right and the student is always wrong. Let me explain. Some professors do not answer emails... Read More

Tristen Cook

Reviewed: 10/27/2022

Degree: Criminal Justice

AMU is a great school that offers 100% online degree programs. I transferred to AMU from the University of South Carolina because it was simple and was easier to use my chapter 33 GI Bill benefit without jumping through hoops like at a state school. I was able to learn more on the go with AMU because they provide you with electronic books at no charge. This degree was simple for a working law enforcement professional like myself. I will be getting my MPA from AMU as well.


Reviewed: 8/7/2022

Degree: Supply Chain Management

This school is not for everyone. You will have to research and write a lot of papers on various subjects while attending. The papers are going to be lengthy. You as a student have to be self motivated to accomplish your tasks in order to reach your goal. No one is going to hold your hand while you are in attendance of this learning institution. The classes are condensed down to 8 week classes, and not the standard 12 or 16 weeks that many brick and mortar schools offer. You have to absorb a lot of... Read More


Reviewed: 7/6/2022

Degree: History

I started attending AMU in 2010 when I was active duty. I completed a portion of my English degree but decided to transfer to a traditional college for Microbiology. That didn't pan out for me and decided to return to AMU in 2018. I completed my BA English and immediately enrolled in the MA Military History program. I have not had any issues with instructors, most of my issues were with technical issues. I am preparing to begin a second Master's Degree at AMU.

Nathanael Young

Reviewed: 6/12/2022

Degree: Management

I absolutely love this University and highly recommend them to any and everyone. I recently finished up my BA in Management from them and I can honestly say it has had a profound impact on my earning ability. Especially now that I'm transitioning out of the military in to a 80k position because of it. I've been to a number of colleges (4) and I can say beyond a doubt this is the best one. There is no gimmicks or money grabs, just the meat and potatoes of going to school. No drama, all you do is go... Read More


Reviewed: 5/12/2022

Degree: Management

APUS is a great institution for individuals who either prefer online learning or are unable to attend in-person classes. The undergrad programs are regionally accredited and the college course credits should be accepted at any likewise accredited university, whether transferring schools or applying for grad school. This is particularly a good option for individuals interested in pursuing post-graduate education. As with many online learning environments, the level and quality of education you receive... Read More


Reviewed: 5/9/2022

Degree: Business

I attended a well-respected college in Texas prior to joining the military. After about two years in the military, I decided to enroll in AMU and finish my Bachelor's degree. The online instruction was literally the same as the hybrid courses I did at a state-funded school, if not better. This school is accredited (regionally) and quite honestly, that's the most important aspect. I would say they are probably the leaders in catering to distance education for the military, first responders, government... Read More

Jenny Ellen

Reviewed: 3/5/2022

Degree: Business

Low cost college with accreditation! If you are an adult, returning student this school is a no brainer choice. I looked for years and had trouble finding a program I could afford. They helped me sign up for federal Pell grants and student loans as needed. I am so grateful I will be graduating next year with my Bachelors in Business. You can't even get your job application looked at these days without a degree. Doors are opening thanks to this school! A few tips. For online students make sure you... Read More


Reviewed: 12/2/2021

Degree: Homeland Security

+Overall very satisfied with instructors and flexibility - Very DISSATISFIED with Diploma which indicates a single degree, and DOES NOT indicate TWO degrees or even a DUAL degree. - Tried to remedy the situation through phone calls and emails to APUS...after 6 months, still no response. - I continue to receive high volume of sales spam from APUS and affiliated businesses. RECOMMENDATION: Find an honest program. I cannot recommend a school that markets DUAL degrees, charges for two degrees, and only... Read More

Ex student

Reviewed: 10/7/2021

Degree: Psychology

I do NOT recommend this University. There is no Dean really, so teachers do what they want. If you need to change the class for a mediocre teacher as Prof Curtin, you have to pay the full $$ again or withdraw, no help. If you are not in the military or spouse, they will not take you seriously. Look for more quality, this place is a jocke.


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