American Public University System

1,914 reviews
  1. 4 Year (Online)
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American Public University System is ...
Private for-profit
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111 W Congress St
Charles Town, WV 25414

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Net Price
$9,572/ year

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,568/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,979/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,423/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,812/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,377/ year


Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.237 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.209 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.208 responses



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Undergrads Over 25
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American Public University System is a great school to attend. One reason for that is because it is challenging. From learning how to manage time to learning how to write, APUS would challenge you to hone these skills. At APUS your writing skills are enhanced every week, as written communication is a core feature of this institution. In addition, your management skills are also enhance because studying online is not as easily manageable as it is often assumed. Online institutions require more student participation than traditional institutions. As such, your management skills are enhanced. Attending APUS is a wise choice!
  • Graduate Student
  • 1 month ago
Some of the professors are absolutely amazing! I also love that the school is entirely online which is incredibly convenient for me. My biggest issues are their financial aid department, and their lack of adequately updating their coursework.

First - I missed three...THREE months of school, because the financial aid department would not update my FAFSA award despite me doing everything as I was supposed to, on my end. They did nothing to remedy their massive mistake.

Second - Their class - ISSC342 - Operating Systems: Hardening and Security - is so incredibly outdated, that literally all of the information they are teaching about, is moot. It does not relate anymore and it will help zero students with anything unless they want to teach about the ancient history of OS hardening and security...which was not supposed to be the point of the class.

I have emailed so many employees of this school about their outdated courses and either I was ignored by the higher ups, or I got told that they (the employees - i.e - professors, academic advisors, etc.) had no idea what was going on with it and they never went to remedy the massive issue.

Other than that HUGE issue and WASTE of MONEY - I like the convenience of having an online school.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
Having gone to a brick and mortar school, I can tell you I prefer the online option. I can work classes around my life, which means if I need to I can complete assignments from my bed, or from a different city. The workload can be intense if you take multiple courses, especially because you end up with a LOT of work on weeks 4 and 8 for midterms/finals, but as long as you have good time management skills, you should be fine. Registering for classes is super easy, and if you can't get the hang of it, you can call the student service center, or open a chat box with them, and they'll help you out. Also, dropping classes is easy as well, and the service center will help you with that too! I've bee able to really connect with a few professors, and I've yet to come across one who I just couldn't work with. Every professor really seems to be geared towards student success, which is really great. As for interaction with other students, everyone is really nice, but you're not going to learn a bunch about their lives unless you put in the effort to ask.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago