About American Public University System

Founded in 1991, American Public University System. is a college. Located in West Virginia, which is a city setting in West Virginia, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 39,662 full time undergraduate students, and 8,961 full time graduate students.

The American Public University System Academic calendar runs on a Other basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 401 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at American Public University System include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at APUS are considered , with ,16% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at American Public University System.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
48%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
40%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
25%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
7%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
88%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
7%
“We bought the gear”
5%
“We live for the big game”
42%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
29%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
61%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
20%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
17%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
31%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
7%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
70%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
28%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
48%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
40%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
25%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
7%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
88%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
7%
“We bought the gear”
5%
“We live for the big game”
42%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
29%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
61%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
20%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
17%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
31%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
7%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
70%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
28%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
48%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
40%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
25%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
7%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
88%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
7%
“We bought the gear”
5%
“We live for the big game”
42%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
29%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
61%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
20%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
17%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
31%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
7%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
70%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
28%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

American Public University System REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    36 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    19 Students rated off-campus housing 4.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    35 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    46 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    52 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    43 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    42 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    53 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of American Public University System?

66 Students rated American Public University System

Camrin - 01/01/2022

It’s a great college that allows the opportunity to learn and excel in any environment of your choosing no matter your background or fear. The support form academic staff is superb! Any time I need help or feel lost they are an email away to making it easier!

Zulmarie - 08/10/2021

I have been going to American Military University from the American Public University System since 2017. I absolutely love the school and the fact that the professors are easily accessible. I heard somewhere that the school is a degree mill school. I highly disagree with that. I have worked my behind off to get my degree. And that's not easy to say with studying Mathematics. I graduate in April, 2022 and I couldn't be happier with my choice of school. It's an online degree and when I call Advising or Financial Aid, they are always happy and eager to help. I love AMU and APUS so much. I would highly recommend it. Especially if you are looking for an online degree.

clement - 07/30/2021

monday my frist day

Karen - 06/29/2021

I started at 56 years old, I am 58 now and have 48 credits so far. There are plenty of other students my age and older, all that I have spoken with are very comfortable with our school. I have no complaints with the staff for certain, they are always ready to assist with anything at all, and or any concerns. I love my school.

American Public University System FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at American Public University System?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for American Public University System is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Buckle down, work hard, and finish your degree. It is well worth it in the long run. You would have been done with college at 21. Now you're just getting back into it at 29. With a kid. And in the military.

    Read all  12 answers
  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The biggest thing that I know my school is known for, is that 95% of graduating senoirs would reccomend the school to someone else, which is eye opener for me.

    Read all  5 answers
  4. Describe the students at your school.

    committed

    Read all  4 answers
  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    Due to the online learning, professors do know my name and I study daily. The class participation is great, since it is a requirement. My majoy is homeland security and my current goal is to get my AA in counter terrorism.

    Read all  4 answers
  6. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I am not aware of any groups associated with campus, however, I am a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, thanks to my university.

    Read all  4 answers
  7. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I do not know.

    Read all  4 answers
  8. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My overall opinion of this school is, fantastic. Not only has the staff been extremely helpful with an issue that I may have had, they are understanding to my career as well. The only thing unusual about the school is it is an online campus, but it is a great school with alot of experienced instructors.

    Read all  3 answers
  9. What's unique about your campus?

    My school is focused on helping me succed by providing many resources and tools that allow me to better myself. The instuctors are knowledgable and friendly and push me to proform to the best of my ability.

    Read all  3 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I don't believe there was anything I didn't know about this school prior to attending. Everything was pretty up front and direct. Any questions I had were either answered by the school or friends attending. I was not "hit" with any unexpected instances.

    Read all  3 answers
  11. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The lack of practical experience.

    Read all  3 answers
  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is work schedule friendly, and they make you work for your grades.

    Read all  2 answers
  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is military friendly

    Read all  2 answers
  14. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any Person

    Read all  2 answers
  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who requires hands-on learning.

    Read all  2 answers
  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    They are very welcoming and easy to work around my military schedule.

    Read all  2 answers
  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It is less organized than Phoenix University was, making it more difficult for some to get use to it.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

36%

female

64%

male

39,662

Total Undergrad Enrollment

8,961

Total Grad Students

95%

Out-Of-State

1%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

17

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
17%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
57%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending American Public University System receive some sort of financial aid. 82% were awarded federal grants. While 82% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$6,880

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

N/A

Books and Supplies

$7,024

Room and Board

13,904

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,078
$30 - $48K
$10,746
$48 - $75K
$13,536
$75 - $110K
$13,616
$110K & UP
N/A

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