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Reviews 1878 total reviews with an average rating of 4.1

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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I absolutely love the hospitality program at APU. Although I wish I could get more hands on experience, the curricula used are fantastic, in-depth, informative, and engaging. The workload is about average, with essays and discussion forums due weekly. Occaisonally we are tested on our knowledge of the course. It is great to work with like-minded students shooting for the same kinds of careers with varying enpoints. Discussion is always open and free and we learn a lot from each other. The networking opportunities are endless and the school provides countless pre- and post-graduation programs to help in the search for internships and careers.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The workload with American Public University can be overwhelming depending on the number of credit hours you opt to take. For example, they know their classes can be intense so they only allow you to take a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. The classes are usually high quality, with a few exceptions. For example, some classes use texts that I would not consider college level or really very applicable to my degree or career. Professors are usually easily accessible by message or chat platforms. Most professors are highly engaged in the classroom and interact regularly with students. Others are fairly absent from the class and only "show up" to grade assignments. These professors are my least favorite. One of my favorite professors was there every day to chat with us and to answer questions when we had them. She engaged in the forums very regularly and made a strong effort to engage me and my classmates as well.

Overall, the programs offered at APU are many and varied. You can find help with anything you come across and advisors and professors are almost always available to provide aid. Professors are usually open to special study requirements and will work with students if their schedules conflict with homework requirements.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: My experience with APU has been phenomenal. The tuition is a bit high, but the quality of education mixed with the countless resources and programs you get for being a part of the university makes it well worth the cost. It is easy to apply for financial aid through government loans and grants with APU. Their system is super easy and walks you through the application step by step. Additionally, during office hours, you can always call an advisor and they will help you through the process and give you advice on which programs to apply for outside of federal aid. For other students, I suggest calling the university and talking with the Financial Aid department to get the best handle on what aid you should apply for. Generally, online, the only major program they fill for you is the Federal Student Aid program. There are many other opportunities including scholarships and grants from other sources that are available to you. Chatting with an advisor will give you a general idea of which ones to go for.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: Online classes are my forte. The workload is intense because of the time frame - 8 weeks instead of 16. It takes a lot of self-discipline to complete coursework on time and not overload yourself. The registration process with APU is extremely simple. Just point and click on the class you want, select your scheduled class period and professor, and you're done. The professors vary in quality and personality, but for the most part, they are dedicated to helping you succeed and push yourself to the limit. My favorite professor is the head of my degree program and she is always available for questions, chats, and help with homework or other programs. She made me want to succeed in my program and showed me how to do it. The peer-to-peer interaction is dependent on students' personalities. Many students chat openly in the forums while others remain very formal. It just depends on the people and the class. I have met people from all walks of life with varied tastes and talents. I always find it interesting to get to know them through the forums.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Again, it is an online university, but there are tons of activities on the online campus and the online library is a fantastic tool. The university does have a physical campus in West Virginia, but I have never been there and cannot say what it has to offer. The staff are extremely helpful with any questions or problems encountered on campus and there is a plethora of resources online and over the phone for students to use.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I attend an online university which makes it extremely convenient for me. My life and work schedules easily fit in and around my class schedule. The asynchronous design of APU allows me to study when it's convenient for me and it was extremely easy to apply for transfer credits and financial aid. The entire system is set up to be extremely user-friendly and there is a high quality staff on hand to answer any questions or help with any problems you do encounter.

5 College Senior

Career Services: There are regular Virtual Career Fairs, a strong alumni network, job searches and interview training. The school constantly supports current students in their search for post-graduation opportunities. Advisors are available in the Office of Student Alumni and Center for Career Services. Although I have not personally taken advantage of many of these services, I regularly receive e-mails updating me on available programs and upcoming events. They even found me an internship program to join that was not related to the school.

1 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The process is drawn out and they want so many papers and forms to prove you are not lying about needing funding and then when you do get your financial aid it does not cover the entire amount that is owed

2 College Freshman

Campus Resources: There is an online library and forums. The school also has it's own version of a social network

3 College Freshman

Student Body: People are students from around the world and have different cultural backgrounds

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My experience with AMU/APUS has been wonderful. I've attempted to try online college a few times in the past but was not able due to being deployed to Iraq. I'm home side now and I was hesitant to start online courses, but AMU/APUS has been such a breeze through the entire process from beginning through attending and finishing my classes. I look forward to a life long commitment of learning from them.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The school offers multiple ways to access courses, apply for courses, and access to all the professors and staff.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: At this time it's going to be Associates in Arts, but I will be looking into their Bachelors in Science and then Masters.

5 College Senior

Student Body: It's a diverse group, that provides lots of information based on their point of views, which brings a plethora of new ideas.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: It goes without saying, there student friendly service... simple as that.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: This is my first attempt at online courses, and I couldn't have picked a fairer and simple online school. Both very diligent in there information resources, and extensive in caring for the students.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The teachers and faculty were both very flexible, they accommodate students needs and wants within the time frame allowed.

5 College Senior

Career Services: AMU/APU has a lot of resources to help any student looking for more information on these services.

5 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Financial Aid is provided to those who need it, Tuition costs were straight forward and there were no hidden agendas.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: CLASS SIZES WERE GOOD, EMAIL COMMUNICATION NEEDS SOME WORK

5 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: $800 a class with book included! you can't beat it!

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Teachers are cool, admin a lil snippy, takes a while to answer emails, you pay $50 to ger credit transfer but may not be pleased with results and may have to do some of the work to get it done

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4 College Junior

Online Courses: user friendly technology, but they could make break out rooms for group activities

3 College Junior

Student Body: It's an online school so our interaction is only limited to class forums.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: They have an extensive online library which is great. They also provide book grants to help with education costs.

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