American University of Health Sciences (AUHS)

Signal Hill, CA

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American University of Health Sciences Student Essentials

American University of Health Sciences Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private/For Profit
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Nickname: AUHS
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $30,700
Out-of-State Tuition: $30,700
Retention Rate: 100%
Enrollment: 319

About AUHS

American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) is a diverse school founded in Christian beliefs. It is dedicated to providing education in healthcare fields to students from various cultural backgrounds. Degree programs include Doctor of Pharmacy, Master’s of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR), and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN).

The university is located in a small town with close proximity to all the amenities of the Greater Los Angeles area. It has an expansive resource library, including an online library.

AUHS provides student enrollment services and career placement services as well. Financial aid is also available to those who are eligible in the form of fellowships, grants, loans and scholarships.

AUHS is committed to humanitarian efforts, and it encourages its students to give back to the local community and the world. To support this mission and commitment, the school has hosted events such as blood drives, food drives, and toy drives. It has even sponsored trips to impoverished nations in order to allow students to use the knowledge they gained to help people in need.

If you are looking for a multicultural school, rooted in Christian values, that offers smaller class sizes and more personalized attention, American University of Health Sciences might be a perfect match for you.

AUHS Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 10 Reviews

100% of students gave American University of Health Sciences 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

AUHS is relatively a new nursing school. From what I experienced so far, the school was somewhat unorganized. However, as the weeks went by, it got better. Every school have good and bad sides and I would say that AUHS has a lot of good sides. AUHS is a small private school. You will be with your group throughout the program. They will be your family for the next 3 years (age difference doesn't matter). The advantage there is that you and your group can help each other to survive each quarter! The feeling of being the new student won't matter to you once you start. The professors are great. They really want you to learn and pass the class so they encourage students to communicate with them. Classes may be overwhelming since it's an accelerated nursing program, but the professors are there for you and there are tutoring as well. You can do anything as long as you are dedicated to your studies. AUHS is a private Christian school, but students here are mix. The school does not discriminate other race and religion so that's a good thing. AUHS is a private school so it's expensive. Tuition ranges between 80,000 to 94,000. Students apply for the sub/unsub government loans and parents apply for the PLUS loan. If the government loans don't cover your expenses, you can always apply for a private loan. Education is a great investment so by the time you graduate as a BSN, you will be earning a lot more once you start working.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

If you really want to be successful in life you would do everything for it. So for me, I don't care how much money I am going to spend for school. It's education. So expect that you will be spending. And education will be yours forever. No one could get that from you. That's your success!. Don't think about the money. Think about what you are going to be after 3.5 years. For me, everything will be worth it. I am just being practical too. AUHS doesn't have waiting list. So, you could finish your program a lot faster. I don't want to go to City Colleges and wait. It will just waste my time. At AUHS, time will not be wasted. Think about going to City Colleges, how many years are you going to wait? Instead of waiting you should have just enrolled at AUHS and get done with everything. Then you will work and will be able to pay off for your loans. I am so happy and contented at AUHS. I don't have any regrets going here. Everyone is very approachable and helpful. They really want you to be successful. As a whole, it is still up to you want you to be in the future. If you do well then you will get what you want. So if you decide to go to AUHS, expect that you will be busy spending your 3.5 years studying.

Licenses, Accreditations, and Membership

Licenses i

  • Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education

Accreditations i

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS)

Memberships i

  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  • California Pharmacist Association
  • Life Science Industry Council (LINC)
  • Orange County/Long Beach Consortium for Nursing
  • Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS)

AUHS Location

American University of Health Sciences
1600 East Hill St
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Getting Around AUHS


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.



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AUHS Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 300
Freshman Class 2
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 319

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 7%
  • Asian: 75%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 10%
African American 5%
Caucasian 7%
Asian 75%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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