American Public University System (APUS)

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Charles Town, WV

American Public University System Student Essentials

American Public University System Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment:
Small Town Setting
Private/For Profit
Not applicable
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Open Admissions

About APUS

The American Public University is the online school of the American Public University System, based in Charles Town, West Virginia. Acknowledged by the Sloan Consortium for some of the best practices in online education, the school is a great resource for students looking for a flexible education.

All courses and programs are conducted online. Classes begin monthly, which allows you to enroll whenever best accommodates your busy schedule. Programs can be chosen on a part-time 16-week schedule or a full-time eight-week schedule.

You can be sure you’ll receive an excellent online education because instructors and faculty members are experienced in their program of instruction. Their personal experience complements the basic theoretical coursework to result in a well-rounded educational experience.

The academics offered through the school include undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates, in seven different schools:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Education
  • Management
  • Public Service and Health
  • Science and Technology
  • Security and Global Studies

Since many students are working adults, the admissions process is simple. Applicants must choose a program of study, review their admissions criteria (some may require additional materials or an entrance exam) and complete an online orientation.

The university aims to provide book grants to all students, which means that any required text is available free of charge. If you’re seeking additional forms of financial aid to help cover the cost of tuition, you can fill out a FAFSA and be considered for federal grants and loans. To discover what types of assistance may be available to you, you can use the FAFSA4Caster application on the school’s website.

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APUS Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

63% of students gave American Public University System 5 stars overall.

5 reviews 0 reviews 1 review 1 review 1 review

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I am a current grad student starting my thesis next week. The business office staff have been extremely responsive throughout the eleven classes I have taken so far. Keep in mind this is a school best suited for those who are organized and self motivated. If you need a lot of one on one attention from instructors you may find it frustrating.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

This is not a real University, its a profit school and being thus they have a very corrupt Financial Aid process which holds your funding for months some times earning interest on it. They never return phone calls, they never care about your complaints. There is no Dean, only Supervisors. Very bad experience. Google complaints and APUS and you will find many over the same issue. They need to be investigated and possibly have their funding removed. Do yourself a favor and don't go here. All of the other so called reviews here have to be from employees. As I stated, google and read for yourself. Jabón de Leche de Burra Receta e Instrucciones paso a paso

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APUS Map & Location

American Public University System

111 W Congress St

Charles Town, WV 25414

Getting Around APUS


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Charles Town, WV

Winter Dec 43 26 Jan 39 22 Feb 43 25 Spring Mar 53 31 Apr 64 41 May 73 50 Summer Jun 82 59 Jul 86 64 Aug 84 62 Fall Sep 77 54 Oct 65 42 Nov 54 34

APUS Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 25%
  • Caucasian: 52%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian American Indian or Alaska native Asian Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 81% Graduate 19% Full-Time 3% Part-Time 97% International 1% Domestic 99%

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