American Public University System Reviews - Criminal Justice

3.54 out of 5 stars
(15 Reviews)
  • Charles Town (WV)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,880
67% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 15 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Justin - 5/1/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
current student - 2/11/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jamie Robinson - 6/16/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"Great online program! Very user friendly, the best program I've used by far! I would highly recommend American Public University System to anyone looking to take online only classes. I've tried other virtual classrooms through different colleges and their format were clunky and difficult to use. Not APUS. Easy to use, easy to submit assignments, easy to interact with instructor and classmates. Classroom interaction was required weekly so I did not feel alone. I felt part of a class where my ideas were encouraged and respected. Highly recommended."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Chris - 5/16/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school is great for those who are living busy lives. This school is especially great for those serving or have served in the military as well. If you are deciding to try and "skate" through a college degree then you are truly mistaken and this place is not for you. In fact, you have to put forth even more effort and maintain even more discipline with an online setting than that of a traditional school. This school is accredited and they take that accreditation seriously. Just like any other school, you will have instructors that go above and beyond for their students regarding the teachings at hand and you will have those who appear to be just going through the motions. But for the most part, my experience with the instructors have been excellent. I am only speaking on behalf of my degree plan for criminal justice but I would assume it is like that for the rest of the studies here at AMU. I just recently have heard about the issues with financial aid, but have never experienced issues personally. My only recommendation would be, create more live stream classrooms where it is required for students to attend and interact live with the instructor and other students. This is very beneficial and that is what I missed about attending National Univeristy. Other than that, this s a great online school that is respected and accredited."
4.7 out of 5 stars
G. Barr - 5/12/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"Enjoyed my time there mostly, but the thesis was quite difficult. In fact, I was worried when I first started writing it because of the time commitment and the fact that it was it was so slow in coming together. Once I finished; however, I was quite proud of what I had accomplished and I am using that knowledge everyday in my personal life. Other than the thesis portion of the degree, the rest of the classes were both interesting and informative. In addition, the faculty was incredibly diverse and knowledgeable."
1.0 out of 5 stars
LC - 5/3/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"This is the WORST, I mean WORST school to deal with. Don't even THINK about getting anything done for your financial aid; no one is in a hurry here. Changing your major? They'll put a hold on your account. Dropping an unneeded class? Hold on your account. Have any questions? Hold on your account. Simply put, if you pay them money, they will give you credits but you'll NEVER see them because you have so many holds on your account. Oh, and did I mention I paid them in full and still have a hold on my account? How? They're literally holding my credits hostage and I can't request an official transcript because they are "seeing if my financial aid is eligible". Helloooo! I paid in full!!! It's been weeks with no help. Don't waste your time or money taking classes from this joke college."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Justin - 7/24/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"I wanted to try out AMU for myself because it seemed like a great school for working adults & military. However it's too much that is expected from you. I have to read 3 plus chapters per week and on top of that I have forum postings that I have to constantly do all through out the week. This f****** school isn't satisfied with a student making the required posting but they want them to post four times a f****** week and respond to every d*** response you receive to your posting. 4 -6 page papers, readings and a s*** load of forum postings.I will not be recommending this university to anyone. On top of that they took away everyone's Ebook without saying so. Also post outlines of assignment at the last minute."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Jones - 4/7/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"Graduated in 2013 with Master or Arts in Criminal Justice. The jobs that you would think you are qualified for when having an advanced degree wont even call back. The classes were too easy and getting into the school was easy. I do regret going here and spending so much money on that degree and should have went somewhere else"
1.1 out of 5 stars
SDV Discrimination - 2/6/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"Service Disabled Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers injured in the line of duty beware. As soon as APUS/AMU/APU learned that I was an SDV and LEO injured in the line of duty, the discrimination began. Without going into great detail, one would have thought I had the Plague or Leprosy. First, Financial Aid would not accept my phone calls once I disclosed my SDV status and I was denied financial aid. Secondly, when I attempted to dis-enroll from classes two days prior to the start of class they listed me as a "DP" (Drop). In other words I had to take a drop for classes that I never took, paid for, or even started. Thirdly, at the time of this posting, APUS Disabled Services declined to respond to my emails when requesting where I could file a complaint regarding the discrimination by APUS/AMU/APU."
2.3 out of 5 stars
P Jones - 1/24/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attend APU and graduated with a Master of Arts in 2013. The coursework could have been more difficult but it was decent. The only issue is finding a job with the degree now. No problem with financial aid while I attended the school. Doctorate program should be offered in the future."
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