American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 186 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CCNE
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 52,361 (42,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 94% part-time, 6% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013

I was an online student only. The 8-week courses and the fact you could start at the beginning of each month made this a very good program. The online classroom environment was a little hard to get used to. The interaction with the other students and instructors was top-notch. There are some very experienced, knowledgeable people taking the online courses at APUS. I learned a great deal from classmates who were active duty military members, many stationed around the world. Another positive aspect of APUS is the cost. Although it went up some during the two years I "attended," it was still very affordable.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros of an on-line program at APUS is flexible class and assignment scheduling. Time to care for your family and work full time and get the support to accomplish the classes.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

I just began my degree at APU but the application process was very easy and quick!. The half stars given are only because this is a fully online school and they are not applicable.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2011

Excellent program for those that are overseas or unable to attend an program in a classroom setting.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Very excited to be apart of the graduate program. I am currently employed with Wal-Mart and am looking for a change. The pros are great teachers and online curriculum and really haven't come across any cons yet.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I really like this school. It's affordable and because I am a working professional, the 8 week classes are perfect for me. I will be able to complete my degree at a much faster pace. I have had four classess so far and have not found anything that I do not like.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: - Instructors reply to student as quickly as possible when e-mailed. Cons: - Different deadlines for initial forum is short.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

It's great to be able to work when and where you have time, especially as a working parent! It is tough to get parts of the online library to work, though -- frequently a time-consuming sticking point.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The courses through the APUS are very thorough and complete. The counselors were on top of making sure everything was complete and my questions answered in a timely manner. I like it so well that my husband will be starting his masters through the same school in the fall.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty was great; due to professors working in the field. The courses were challenging and the school has an ACBSP business school accreditation. I truly cannot say anything negative about the school as I have received my BA and MBA through the institution. The school is also military friendly and has agreements with various branches of the services and the DOD Acquisition Community.
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