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

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

APU gives students more than enough resources and advice to succeed in your graduate courses. Advisers help guide you and answer any questions you may have. They help student’s complete enrollment and all other necessary and useful assistance such as financial aid procedures.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my program is that it is economical and convenient due to the course work being available on-line. The cons of my graduate program are applying for scholarships and my school is not included in the drop down school options. Also, there are no financial grants or scholarships from AMU. Thank you.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

I absolutely love American Public University! My only regret is that I didn't hear of them before now, and had the opportunity to earn my BSBA from this school. The online experience has been way more accessible and easier to learn than my first online experience in getting my bachelor's degree. I would highly recommend APU, especially to working adults.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

This program is flexible and affordable, especially for a non-traditional student.
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent school with instructors that work with military members schedules.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

The strategic intelligence program was very comprehensive and the quality of the teaching staff was high. Course work was relevant and not overpowering. The capstone project and required forum submissions needs improvement. the capstone comprehensive exam was a timed event that provided little advanced warning to the student as to what the test would entail. I felt the preparation leading up to the exam was not sufficient. The requirements for obtaining the honors label to the master's degree was contingent on a very high grade on the comprehensive exam. The grading on the exam however was very subjective. I was one of the individuals that did not receive honor even though my GPA was more than sufficient. It all came down to the subjective grading of one test.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

It was just an over all great experience with an online learning class. Recommended for any adult looking for a great online school to attain a degree.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Just because the courses are online, doesn't mean they aren't rigorous. Wish there had been a traditional research element.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

Highly competitive, affordable, accredited education
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Able to interact with students and teachers from all walks of life. Student advisors are always eager to help as are the librarians. I now have many life-long friends. Am not sorry that I went through this University. My research for papers has led me down many paths and has significantly added to my life and my knowledge base. Benefits of online learning are many. Transportation and lodging are not issues, I can work, take care of my family, and work on my studies. APUS has social groups and honor societies; also tutoring is available. Majority of Professors are deserving of praise as with brick and mortar.
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