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

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros were definitely the ease with which one could log on and off at any time of the day and complete graduate level assignments around the clock in order to fit their lifestyle. This facilitated the achievement of much greater workloads while working full time. The support is amazing, with professors who have educations from prestigious institutions and have real world experience which they can pass on to you. The career and student support is unprecedented in that there were many helpful individuals especially within the graduate community, between smaller classes that communicated more effectively to faculty that can actually be involved. Also, accreditation was on par with respected institutions around the globe. The cons might include the limited accessibility to face to face interaction, and I think that every student really needs a mentor. Other cons would consist of the stigma that is associated with an online degree, even though the school is accredited just as any other institution would be. Additionally, if you are not a motivated person on your own time then the deadlines will sneak up on you fairly quickly and case you to be less successful.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

It's a great online school if you work full time and are also trying to complete your master's degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

It is online university; therefore, rating for some of the given options cannot be rated. I love this school I have transferred from 3 different online universities and this one fits my lifestyle.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

APUS Is an excellent school it is all online! So the best part is you can sit and chill in your pj's on the couch doing homework while you are intensly studdying. APUS is not an easy school, I have seen quite a few students drop out, but if you are looking for a degree you can be proud of choose this school I still have two years left but my classes couldn't be going any better :) Congrats with your degrees!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

I have been a student at APUS since 2008 when I first began working toward my Bachelor's in English Literature. Their program was simulatenously challenging, interesting, and affordable, which is why I continued with them in my Master's program. While they do not have an English Literature Master's program, their Humanities program has offered me everything I could have hoped for in my pursuit of graduate education. I recommend them to anyone looking for an online education.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

My degree is an online program so I'm missing a lot of the interaction and discussion that would come with a normal classroom. In turn, I can do my classwork any where and on my own timeline.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

Great Graduate Program. Competitive. Complete. You do have to work for your grades.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

I felt that the program overall was good, but I didn't feel a great sense of accomplishment when I completed my program. I didn't feel like I had worked towards a masters degree and hadn't done enough work to earn it. However, I did learn a lot from the classes and have already started applying the materials to my job.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

The social life is a bit challenging as the program I am in is 100% on line program. I could not be happier with the rest of the program. I love it and the classes are current and taught by professors from the field.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros are that it is easy to access, especially electing to do everything online. The classes are varied and helpful, beneficial to my career plans. The faculty is normally quick to respond to questions and offer help. Cost is also fairly low, which helps with the appeal of the program. Cons of the program is that I often feel that not everybody is on the same page. The weekly instructions do not always match the syllabus instructions to include due dates and specific information about projects. There are a lot of papers to write for this program, which may be appealing or totally not depending on the student. So far, I have not had any classes with tests, but expect many papers and a lot of research.
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