American Public University System Reviews
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Overall this school is great! I have nothing but great things to say about this school so far. Instructors grade assignments pretty quick and they give feedback that is thorough. I can honestly say that I made a great choice by enrolling at this school.
I cannot in good conscious recommend this school. The MBA program simply is sub-par. Worse, I recently found out at graduation that all of my professors taught 6 classes at one time. My favorite professor told me that FT faculty on average teach 450 students a year. This is WHY their MBA program is so crappy. The instructors don't have time to interact because the school works them to death! I should have enrolled at a non-profit like NYIT or Empire State. Both have online programs where you actually learn something. My problem was I was too far in to withdraw. You can get a similar tuition at many nonprofit schools where faculty are given the ability to actually teach you something. I'm ashamed I helped to support an institution that has so little disregard for its teachers. If you want a piece of paper that says you graduated I guess you can consider this place. But if you care about your education and the teachers who offer it, look elsewhere. Be sure to check out the reviews on Glassdoor too - shameful.
This is a amazing University, I don't know how I would have made it this far without AMU. I have had a great time throughout my studies at this University. I have truly learned a lot throughout my course work and studies. I had no issues with the financial aid office. I have had one class that I felt the instructor was not reasonable, however, I made it through the course and I also had one science course which I found to be a bit too much for a introduction course. Before the end of this year I will be down to my ten last courses. I also use army TA and I haven't had any issues with them processing my TA payments. I highly recommend AMU/APUS to anyone seeking to complete their degree, it's definitely a university for working adults. It is not a degree mil and you will be required to earn your degree.
If you're looking to earn a piece of paper without any real education this is the place for you! I honestly didn't learn anything from this university as every assignment consists of writing assignments that are often not aligned with the text provided. Most professors don't even read the papers but instead rely on turnitin reports that check for similarity/plagiarism in order to do grading. Other professors simply throw a grade out there whether your work is good or bad. Many of the professors do not seem like educators at all and rely on a copy and paste method for instruction. Overall, you go through the motions and wait until your graduation date to receive your piece of paper. It's comparable to a diploma mill with the exception of writing your own papers, unless you copy from others which happens because there are open forums for everyone to view prior to submitting their work.
I had no problems with financial aid. I found them all very helpful and knowledgeable. I love the user friendly classroom page. The professors are excellent and very accomplished. Their tuition rate is lower than average. I would highly recommend this college. They have many areas of study and the IT department is great. Very happy with APUS and a. Looking forward to getting my BS in Public Health.
I found this school because of my husband. I had heard they take a lot of transfer credits...I had a ton. They took quite a few. Classes are only around $800 each and so worth it. I highly recommend this school. Courses were only 8 weeks. That was a bog plus. Instructors were very knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of interaction and quick responses when you need help.
The M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision at APUS was very detailed and specific to my needs. The instructors were all experienced administrators and former teachers. Also, the instructors were ethnically and culturally diverse from diverse settings. I appreciated the easy accessibility of all of my instructors, and the willingness of my instructors to accommodate my working needs and offered flexibility in my submissions of assignments in accordance to my work and school schedules. Although the courses were rigorous, they provided multiple opportunities and facets for learning leadership concepts necessary for my fluency in mybstates educational and leadership standards in education.
I first started with AMU back in 2009 while in Iraq. AMU was recommended to my by a counselor. This college has been great. I never had any problems with financial aid or the teachers. Sometimes the teacher do not get the grading accomplished on time but that really isn't an issue. I am currently working on my Masters. My significant other has received her Masters and Bachelors from APU. She has nothing but good things to say about the school as well. The only areas that I would give APU/AMU 3 stars or less on is the career services and major/minor prepared me for my career. The little that I have used career services was not the great experience. I submitted my resume for review. Got resume back stating that this needed to be reviewed but no further guidance was given. The other is major/minor preparing me for career. I am not working in the criminal justice field so my degree was pointless.
Overall I had a great experience at AMU! The courses are great for someone that has a busy lifestyle. Also, this school is accredited which was one of the major reasons why I chose it in the first place. I have no regrets and would do it all over again if I had to.
Like many people I read the reviews here, and thought "That won't happen to me." But I was wrong. The school misled me about the financial aid amount I would recieve, I frequently had issues loggin in. One time my work "dissappeared". Then the monies I was expecting as a refund did not arrive the day I was promised, instead it happened another day. I felt that there was dishonesty from the very beginning. The academic programs are excellent, but their financial aid, and other departments stink!