- Report: #570108
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: American Military University
American Military UniversityInternet United States of America
American Military University AMU Degree mill - setting the bar low Internet
*General Comment: Worth noting...
*Consumer Comment: Current AMU student, completely disagree with author of orginal post
*Consumer Comment: My For-Profit School Helped
*Consumer Comment: Lieutenant's Report is wrong!
*Consumer Comment: APU truly is a terrible online experience
*Consumer Comment: Not True
*Consumer Comment: Ranked by US News and World Reports
*Consumer Comment: AMU is good, this blogger should be banned
*Consumer Comment: AMU is for some people
*Consumer Comment: My Updates
*UPDATE Employee: XArmy2006: Editing and Updating Not Well Informed
*UPDATE Employee: Not Well Informed
*Consumer Comment: A non-AMU student's comment
*Consumer Comment: AMU APU is a highly reputable school.
*Consumer Comment: Status Report from 2009 AMU Grad
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Worked for me....
*Consumer Comment: Enough said...
*Consumer Comment: Total Joke and propaganda
*Consumer Comment: this report is a joke.
*General Comment: Response to AMU being a Rip-Off
*General Comment: Written By a True Student...Future AMU Students Are Welcome Here
*General Comment: Beware of the false Prophet-LT
*Consumer Suggestion: My offer LT
*Consumer Comment: Motivation?
*Consumer Comment: Nothing but a Cop Collage
*Consumer Comment: APUS Ranked in Top 10% for Online Undergraduate Programs by US News & World Report
*General Comment: American Military University
*Consumer Comment: Take a class Before you complain!
*Consumer Comment: To the Uninformed Individual
*General Comment: Care less about your opinion, what do employers think?
*Consumer Comment: Report is anything but correct...
*Consumer Comment: AMU is what you make of it
*Consumer Comment: AMU and other online universities
*Consumer Comment: Shafted
*General Comment: My Two Cents
*Consumer Comment: A change in position on this matter
*Consumer Comment: Research - BBB A-
*General Comment: Reply to LT
*Consumer Comment: NOT a Corporate Goon
*General Comment: FYI, Traditional Universities are not necessarily superior
*Consumer Comment: By the Way
*General Comment: @Chris
*Consumer Comment: So funny
*Consumer Comment: AMU Masters Student Brick and Mortar Bachelor's Degree: I CAN Speak From Experience
*Consumer Comment: Really?
*Consumer Comment: Awesome PR Team
*Consumer Comment: Advice for Headhunter
*General Comment: Cerebral Meltdown
*Consumer Comment: Diploma Mill
*Consumer Comment: Not Entirely True
*General Comment: Come on guys.
*General Comment: AMU is great for gradschoolers and money/time savers
*Consumer Comment: I like American Military University
*Consumer Comment: Well said Jen .
*General Comment: Agree with Randy
*Consumer Comment: Tread lightly Lt
*Consumer Comment: Enough With The American Military University (AMU) Liars
*General Comment: LTmax: A Human Contradiction
*Consumer Comment: Thanks LTMax
*Consumer Comment: Alternate View
*Consumer Comment: AMU / APUS Totally Legit
*General Comment: Some items to consider
*Consumer Comment: Challenge to 'Chris'
*General Comment: Dissection
*General Comment: Why AMU is Always Defended by Those who Attended.
*General Comment: What?
*General Comment: @ John From Memphis
*General Comment: AMU paper mill?
*Consumer Comment: APUS is quality Education
*Consumer Comment: American Public University is Good Stuff
*Consumer Comment: AMU
*Consumer Comment: Best Ripoff Report Ever
*Consumer Comment: Quick response
*Consumer Comment: Not an AMU grad but....
*Consumer Comment: AMU Open Book Tests and enrolling in classes
*Consumer Comment: FACTS
*Consumer Comment: Attended both non-profit and for profit schools
*Consumer Comment: About AMU and for profit universities.
*General Comment: My "friends"...
*Consumer Comment: So much time wasted here
*Consumer Comment: Nonsense
*General Comment: Please Elaborate
*Consumer Comment: Rebuttal to "Here is a Scam"
*Consumer Comment: Who Cares: You All Are Still Corrupt
*Consumer Suggestion: Contradictory Information
*Consumer Comment: This reporter could use an education.
*Consumer Comment: The REAL DEAL
*Consumer Comment: Impressed by APU/AMU alumni
*General Comment: If you dont go to AMU then why bash it?
*General Comment: AMU- Quality
*General Comment: Never have, Never will. But is AMU right for you?
*Consumer Comment: Where's the Beef?
*General Comment: AMU is a challenge
*General Comment: So Glad you Posted This
*Consumer Comment: Nobody is perfect
*Consumer Comment: The Truth about APU/AMU
*Consumer Comment: Yet another non-student comment
*Consumer Comment: Poor Service from AMU
*Consumer Comment: Maybe not the University for you, but nothing to do with its reputability
*Consumer Comment: This is the real truth
*Consumer Comment: Just To Help Those Who Can't Count: AUTHOR: CaptK - Princeton (United States of America)
*Consumer Comment: Just to humor the child...
*General Comment: Hater, huh?
*Consumer Comment: Exclusion by arbitrary redefinition
*Consumer Comment: Last I checked: The Callenge Was Still There!
*Consumer Comment: DO your research
*Consumer Comment: Response to questions
*Consumer Comment: Who Cares...But...I Have A Challenge!
*General Comment: What are you talking about?
*General Comment: Someone "cheated of a real education"
*Consumer Comment: Comment on AMU complaint
*General Comment: Been looking for distance alternatives.
*Consumer Comment: Enough already "LT" Max
*General Comment: Not a teacher, student, or military
*Author of original report: AMU a degree mill!
*Consumer Comment: Enough said....
*UPDATE Employee: My Experience at APU
*General Comment: Ludicrous Accusations with No Facts!!!
*Consumer Comment: APUS/AMU is reputable and fantastic.
*Consumer Comment: Jealous Much?
*Consumer Comment: Jealous Much?
*Consumer Comment: AMU
*Consumer Comment: What Happened to the Author?
*Consumer Comment: LTmax's diatribe is devoid of fact, logic, and empirical research
*Consumer Comment: Not a Fair Assessment
*Consumer Comment: A current APU student...
*Consumer Comment: i have graduated from american military university
*Consumer Comment: Thank You!
*Consumer Comment: I'm in the same position
*Consumer Comment: From an AMU grad student
*General Comment: Grad. Student at AMU
*Consumer Comment: Quite a dissertation for a non-attendee
*General Comment: My Experience
*Consumer Suggestion: I have heard otherwise
*General Comment: Non-sense
*General Comment: quick question
*General Comment: Wrong!
*General Comment: Its rare to encounter someone so biased and with so little information
*Consumer Comment: My Experience
*General Comment: My reasons for and experience with AMU
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: You are missing an important point...
*Consumer Suggestion: Refuting False Claims on AMU
*General Comment: (Many) corrections to original poster
*General Comment: All opinions matter.
*Consumer Comment: AMU IS THE BEST UNIVERSITY I HAVE EVER ATTENDED
*Consumer Comment: AMU is anything but a rip off
*General Comment: Thank You
*Consumer Comment: AMU/APU
*Consumer Comment: Don't knock a great online education
*Consumer Comment: American Military University
*Consumer Comment: Una Cosa Mas (i.e. Let Me Guess, A Scholar Like You Probably Only Speaks American, Right?)
*Consumer Comment: NJP for the LT at a Min
*Consumer Suggestion: The Value Of The Degree
*Consumer Comment: An Offer
*Consumer Suggestion: LTmax: Let's Find a Solution to this Issue
*Consumer Comment: My Perspective on LTmax's Ripoff Report on AMU
*Author of original report: Reply to the APU professor
*UPDATE Employee: Response to Your Allegations
*Author of original report: Standing behind my observations.
*Consumer Comment: Diaspointed in the site
*Consumer Comment: LTmax is an idiot
*Consumer Comment: Rebuttal to AMU Complaint
*Consumer Comment: AMU is anything but a "rip off."
*Consumer Comment: AMU is perfect for Military
AMU is a rip off when it comes to quality of education. If you are considering this for profit university please consider the following experiences and be critical with endorsements of current or previous students, their comments and recommendations are bias. I would defend this university too if I have invested time and effort towards a degree with them.
First of all I'm not a student of AMU, because for profit universities have an interest not for quality of education but rather profits. My sources come from many military students currently attending this university.
All my friends taking classes with this university laugh at how easy it is to get a degree. Basically if you put some minimal time, minimal effort and a ton of money you will eventually get a degree. Classes are about 8 weeks long, with very few being 16 weeks long. My friend takes 3 classes per 8 week period with no effort at all. At this rate anyone can have a 4 year degree in a little over 2 years. But my friend will be done way before that since he got a ton of questionable credits for being in the military.
The curriculum is a joke. The main part of the curriculum is based on on-line discussion between a bunch of students who try to answer one or two selected questions posted by the instructor. The questions are extremely easy but most of the time the conversation turns to an off-topic conversation. The instructors hardly instruct. The five people I have asked all taking different classes with different instructors told me about the indifference and lack of participation of the instructors. They are there just to post and grade assignments.
True some of the instructors are probably experienced people in their fields working full times. They don't have the time to be full time teachers like real universities. They are there for the easy paycheck not the passion to teach.
The books are free but most of the time they are not complete versions just excerpts. At the end of the semester you turn around and sell the book back to them, so in essence the price of the book is included in the HIGH tuition.
Some classes usually require a paper to write. Since instructors are not really there to teach, they leave it up to the students to pick a subject. One of my friends, submits the same paper for every class every semester. He is getting by and will get a degree and only had to write one paper. I took a look at his paper and I can only describe it as mediocre with grammar, and style errors. He gets an "A" every time so I know his paper don't get read. By the way he is a senior in AMU and don't even know how to reference a paper using APA or MLA!
Their quizzes and tests are all open book. There are not proctored tests. So why even bother with a test? if you have to look all the answers. They are not testing your knowledge gained but rather how fast can you look up information in a book. As a result none of the people I know who is enrolled in AMU even reads their free book.
Back to the conferences, my friends use Wikipedia and the web to answer their online discussions. They just cut and paste and maybe change a few words and pass it as their own.
The sad part about this, is that my friends honestly believe they are getting a good education. One of my friends was took an economics course, I quizzed him some basic principles and had no idea what I was talking about.
If you just want an easy degree, with little work then AMU or other for profits are for you. If you want a good education then seek a non for profit or a real university. There was an article in the news not long ago, where job recruiters admitted they don't hire people with for profit university's degrees for mid level management positions.
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