Charles Town, West VirginiaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1991established year

    American Public University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    American Public University is a private online learning institution. The university is a member of an accredited American Public University System. It was established in the year 1991 and is wholly owned by American Public Education, Inc., a publicly-traded private-sector corporation. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, including graduate and undergraduate programs.

    Average undergraduate class size of American Public University is 18 with 32 being the average age of enrolled students. Course length of university varies from 8 to 16 weeks. The maximum number of students are enrolled in business programs followed by securities & global studies.


    Type of University Private
    Location Charles Town, West Virginia
    Official Website
    Establishment Year 1991
    Mode of Program Online
    No. of Degrees Offered Over 200
    Types of Programs Offered Undergraduate, Graduate, Associate, Certificate

    American Public University Programs

    American Public University offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate programs, doctoral and programs.

    Students enrolled in various levels of degrees are:

    Degree  % of Students Enrolled
    Associate 17%
    Bachelors 59%
    Masters 15%
    Certificate & Others 9%

    Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are offered at the undergraduate level. Few of the undergraduate programs offered by the university include Accounting, Business Administration, Cyber Security, Communication, Electrical Engineering, History, Information Technology, and English.

    Degrees offered at the graduate level are MBA, MSc in Accounting, MA in Entrepreneurship, MA in Humanities, MA in History, MSc in Nursing, MA in Psychology, and MSc in Sports and Health Sciences.

    Associate programs are offered in Accounting, Public Health, General Studies, Business Administration, History and many more. Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are two associate degrees offered by the American Public University.

    Percentage of students enrolled in various programs is tabulated below:

    Program % of Students Enrolled
    Business 24%
    Arts & Humanities 22%
    Education 2%
    Health Sciences 13%
    STEM 15%
    Security & Global Studies 23%

    American Public University Application Process

    Application Portal: International students can apply for admission via the online portal, available on the university website. Applicants are required to send the mandatory documents along with the hard copy of the online application.

    Admission Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Admission Requirements: High School diploma for undergraduate admission, bachelor's degree for graduate admission, completion of College Readiness Assessment, copy of valid government-issued photo id,

    English Proficiency Requirement: Applicants, who are non-native English speakers, can provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

    Test Minimum Requirement for Undergraduate Minimum Requirement for Graduate
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    TOEFL (IBT) Reading: 21,
    Writing: 23
    Reading: 24,
    Writing: 27
    TOEFL (PBT) 520 550

    American Public University Cost of Attendance

    Tuition fees for programs offered at American Public University are:

    Programs Cost per credit hour
    Undergraduate 285 USD
    Graduate 370 USD

    Additionally, students have to pay a technology fee of 65 USD per course.

    American Public University Financial Aid/Scholarships

    American Public University offers various scholarships to students based on academic performance. Apart from scholarships, they provide grants, student loans and work-study opportunities to the students.

    Direct scholarships are not provided by the university. However, offer assistance in finding other private organizations that sponsor scholarships.

    Some of the private organizations that had previously offered scholarships to students of American Public University are:

    • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
    • Coast Guard Foundation
    • General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
    • Horatio Alger Association
    • Latpro
    • National Defense Transportation Association
    • National Military Family Association
    • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
    • Shawnee Tribe
    • ThanksUSA
    • Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

    Scholarships available for international students, studying in the USA, can be found through the following search engines:

    • College Board
    • Computer Science Scholarships
    • FastWeb
    • FinAid on the Web
    • Go College
    • GoodCall Scholarship Search
    • Peterson's Scholarship Search
    • Sallie Mae
    •, LLC
    • Scholly

    Private loan programs available through banks, credit unions, credit cards, and other private loan companies.

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 03

    Application Deadline

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 03

    Application Deadline

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 8,1001st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 01

    Application Deadline

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 01

    Application Deadline

    American Public University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $10,500 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $8,100 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $10,500 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,152 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,248 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,208 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,248 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Distance Education Accrediting Commission
    Program wise accreditation
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants

    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    8.1 out of 10
    7.7/10Social Life


    7.3 /10

    My University provides educational access to a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional learners in an environment that supports a lifetime of learning and freedom of inquiry and expression. After securing a GPA of 9, I had applied through an online application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Bachelor of Science in Data Science offered me technical depth in data science. Students pursuing this degree will cover the foundational aspects of data science, then progress through more difficult tools, techniques, and methodologies used in data science. We can tailor their program of study through concentrations including deep learning and business intelligence. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to confidently approach problems or challenges in virtually any discipline: business, finance or economics, engineering, healthcare, or the physical or social sciences.

    8 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    My University System is to provide high quality higher education with an emphasis on educating the nation's military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible, affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society. My GPA was 8. I had applied through a common application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    My Criminal Justice program provided me with sound knowledge in the areas of U.S. law enforcement, criminology, investigations, law, and community relations. A wide range of course offerings enable you to focus on juvenile issues, causes of crime and criminal behavior, corrections, and incarceration, investigative procedures, and techniques, leadership, maritime law, or forensics. This bachelor's degree will enhance your professional career path if you are currently in the criminal justice field, or can help to prepare you for a new career as a criminologist, agent, or investigator in federal, state, or local law enforcement, judicial, and other organizations.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    9.2 /10

    I came to know about American Public University through an education fair in my school. I applied for four universities other than this. After a month I was selected and called to the university to submit the documents and to complete the further formalities. The online application fee cost me around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    The entrepreneurship course from the American Public University helps me to explore and understand the factors of merchandise blending. It also taught me to explore and examine the dynamic and competitive nature of the retail industry.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    111 West Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Pharmacy

    Book Store

    Needful Things0.15 km

    Shopping Mall

    Steve Vorhauer0.54 km
    Ranson Square1.83 km
    Jefferson Crossing1.99 km
    Somerset Village2.89 km
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    Fletcher Wendy L0.89 km
    Jefferson Pharmacy Inc0.89 km
    Walgreens Pharmacy1.74 km
    Martin's Pharmacy2.00 km
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    Grandma's Diner0.19 km
    Sumittra Thai Cuisine0.20 km
    Abolitionist Ale Works0.22 km
    Ortega's Taco Shop0.25 km
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    Helipad Hospital0.83 km
    Needwood Farm Airport-WV217.45 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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