American InterContinental University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (144)
If you like easy and don't care much for learning this is the place. Books are not covered by tuition for all of the money you spend unless you like e-books which are horrible for learning. AIU expects people to sit in front of the computer all day long to learn from e-books and Google because instructors only give you one hour a week and mostly cover irrelevant topics in my opinion. Customer service is non existent you can never reach your student advisor and you go through an annoying automated system to reach someone who hopefully understands why you are calling. Online courses sound like a great idea and they really are not half bad but AIU does not seem to handle their program properly like they just want to make money and herd people through.
I began my academic journey at AIU online during the fall of 2014. I had great professors over the past two years, I'd have to say there was only one that I didn't like that much but you'll have that at almost any college. The staff at AIU was very helpful and would call me to make sure I was on track which I appreciated very much because I didn't just feel like "a number" This school is more affordable than a lot of other colleges but education is just expensive in general so I don't understand why people on here are complaining about the costs. I'll be using my Associates for a management position for the insurance company I work for. If there's one thing online learning taught me it's self discipline, online classes will challenge you because you don't have somebody there telling you how and when to do your work. There are so many great resources available that the university offers they just need to be utilized. All in all, after much research AIU proved to be one of the best decisions of my life and I look forward to going back for my Bachelors in Human Resource Management. I've attended other online institutions but they simply couldn't beat the good experience I've had at AIU.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, the coarse load isn't to hard or overwhelming and the teachers are very knowledgeable.
It was hard and I felt like giving up, however, I found myself with some of the most intriguing professors and classmates. You have to apply yourself, you must demand more of you, which makes the commencement ever more satisfying. I would recommend AIU to anyone, especially working parents. While I would have loved to had the time to go into classes my life and responsibilities demand that time so AIU online was perfect for my degree.
When I attended this college and graduated in 2011, it was a high acclaimed college you wanted to come home and get going on your homework every night. A few years later decided to return for my Bachelors. That was a mistake. Never completed my degree and still paying for classes I never took. It is a fraud school in such a short time.
I really enjoyed the courses that AIU had to offer. It was a school that was easy to work into my life as a full-time employee, mother, wife and not to mention all the activities that come alone with family. I found the instructors to be very concerned with teaching the materials and were always available to me when I needed to reach out for additional help. The group projects were one of my favorite things to do. I was wondering how working in groups would work when students are in different states, but it was quite easy. With that experience I am now pursuing a job in project coordination/management. I never realized that this was an interest to me until working in groups here at AIU.
This college is a JOKE! When I signed up, I was told I could get my Bachelors Degree in Accounting here. So I did my Associates in Business and then went to start on the Accounting and they call me and tell me that they are sorry but they have no degree in Accounting so I am going to have to transfer to a different college. I transferred to Upper Iowa University and they tell me that absolutely NOTHING transferred from AIU so not only did I pay 24,000 to go here but then I had to pay AGAIN for my first 2 years over again!!! Leaving me with a big nice bill of about 70,000 dollars for a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.
When I started my grad degree program at AIU, I had professional working experience. So obtaining an MBA was icing on the cake. Earning an MBA has helped me command a higher compensation, no doubt. I've read alot of the reviews, especially the negative ones and they are all full of themselves. They are entitled folk who are in general disgruntled with themselves. Instead of taking minutesbor hours to write a negative review, go apply creatively to a job or better yet create a job for yourself. Thise folks have the wrong mentality. They think just because they have a degree someone is suppose to just GIVE them a job. Keep up with that childish, entitled attitude. Anywho, back to AIU. the only thing I wish the school had was a stronger alumni and networking system. That's it. What I've learned is that it does just take having a degree, you must also have a certification in your field. Perhaps AIU should push their students to not only obtain their degree but to also pursue and capture a cert in the students filed of study. Other than that, Im done.
I loved the online college. It was self paced and easy to understand. Not good unless self motivated
I attended this university from 2011 - 2013 to get my bachelor's degree. I attended a local community college prior to enrollment for my associates degree. The school was extremely expensive costing me around $32,000 which should have been closer to $24,000 they told me. It was writing intensive a discussion board assignment due every Wed, responses to two classmates and a weekly paper usually 2-5 pages in length, and some classes seemed repetitive. There were literally times when I had an assignment due in one class that almost mirrored an assignment due for another class. It wasn't easy but it wasn't hard either. I did learn quite a lot about business, the economy and my field of human resources that I hadn't previously known. It required a lot of research to complete the assignments and I had to acclimate myself to a school work schedule. The biggest cons for me were the costs, ignorance of classmates and lack of responsiveness from teachers. There were students who would post incoherent and grammatically incorrect discussion board assignments and receive an A. In fear of receiving bad grades on group assignments I would often volunteer to do the editing because most of my classmates should have never earned a high school diploma based on their (there, they're) writing skills! When I finished AIU I was making less than $40k a year working in the HR field. Within 9 months I accepted a position earning $14K more a year which was made possible due to my recent degree and 9 years experience in my field. I decided to earn my masters degree at a traditional college in my home state and attend an online degree program. It was a much cheaper option for me. I was accepted into the program without any problems so my degree wasn't worthless as previous people indicated. My overall experience was positive but it was the hard work I put in as well. My best advice is to weigh all costs and decide what is best for you. Make good decisions about your career path and you can make the most of your degree.