American Public University
Accreditation: RA (NCA), DETC
Reivew Averages: 7.9 out of 10 (368 reviews)
American Public University Reviews:
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Take Responsibility for your Education
January 28, 2012
(AMU) I find it interesting in the reviews here, as they are quite the opposite from every experience I have had with this university. At this time, I have completed 18 undergraduate courses with them and can comment intelligently about various encounters. For those using federal financial aid, the process is all fairly automated – get it right the first time when apply and stop blaming AMU for your lack of oversight and ill preparedness. ... [Read more]
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
APU not for those needing to learn vs those in the field just needing a degree
October 26, 2012
It boils down to this - especially in IT - if you are already IN the field, already IN the workforce, especially as a network administrator or along those lines - fine, this school can give you the paper that says you have a degree. But if you are wanting to actually LEARN, go elsewhere. Spend a little more, and go somewhere that the teachers TEACH and dont just babysit the classroom (hint, they do ... [Read more]
22 of 34 people found the following review helpful
August 31, 2011
This school has way more problems than the few things it does have going for it. The tuition is fairly low, and they say it is a great value because you do not have to pay for books. But you rarely, if ever, get an actual textbook; they are all e-books and very convenient to some. So you still have to pay for books out of pocket. The financial aid department is a joke, and ... [Read more]
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Great School, Affordable Tuition, Wonderful Staff.
August 17, 2012
Honestly, I am really surprised at some of the bitter reviews on here. I have been with the school for over 3 years now, about to complete my Bachelors, and my experience has been very positive. Here's a little insight ... 1) Transferring credits: I had no problem transferring my community college credits to APU. After I completed my Associates at APU, I transferred to Arizona State. I was accepted into the program with my ... [Read more]
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Great Experience So Far
November 14, 2011
This is my third semester at APU, and I have been very pleased with everything so far. I'm in the BA Psychology program and hoping to get my MFA in Screenwriting once I finish. I did a lot of research and looked at just about every online school before choosing to attend APU, and I'm glad I did. Yes, the financial aid department can be hard to get a hold of and they do make ... [Read more]
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Master Public Administration
November 12, 2011
In the APU MPA program you will be studying outdated information: The assigned reading on technology was published in 1980. One of the assignments said we could submit it on bond paper. That sounds like something written in 1980 too. Instead of learning about SAAS, cloud computing and oissues relevant TODAY, you will learn about not enough memory or hard disk space and floppy disks. You will be thrown questions in a midterm exam that ... [Read more]
13 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Very Disorganized Teachers and Program
September 8, 2012
The classes are so unorganized and you get very little input from the instructors. So many typos and incorrect information in the syllabus and class instruction, the class assignments are horribly described. The online interface is seriously lacking, or they just haven't figured out the best way to present the information. Almost every week I have to ask questions to figure out what the assignments really are. The forums they make you do are way ... [Read more]
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