American InterContinental University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (158)
I received my A.A. (business administration), B.F.A. (visual communications), and M.Ed degrees. I would not hesitate to attend this school again if they offered a Ph.D. degree program. Challenging courses and solid education. The degrees have helped me to advance my career.
The classes were decent, as long as you dedicate time to learning just as you would with a brick and mortar school. The affordability is terrible, the amount of loans owed to this school are the equivalent of an Ivy League school. You also have to use Sallie Mae if your loans are not all covered by the Federal Government (they won't be), and they are terrible as well. I have yet to receive my diploma or transcripts (your transcripts, even your first copy, are not included in your tuition) even though I graduated 4 years ago. Repeated calls to the university do very little, they are very unresponsive. All in all, this university was very misleading, over priced, unhelpful, and seems to be a total scam. STAY AWAY!
This school is great as far as academics, HOWEVER, Financial Aid is a RIP OFF. I have 3 degrees from this school from an Associates all the way to a Masters Degree. Every single academic year, I find that there are issues with how Financial Aid has packaged my award and how they screw up my VA GI Bill. Well this happened literally a few days before I was suppose to finish my MBA. It was an error on their part stemming from April of last year. It took for me to call and DEMAND to know the real reason for the balance popped up on my account (out of nowhere mind you). I called several times to inquire on this only to be told that all was clear and that there must be an error because my accoubt was and has always been satisfied through my GI Bill. I called many times just to be told I had absolutely nothing to worry about and that it should clear itself on my student portal. That never happened, instead when I chose to call again because I was very uneasy seeing a $6k balance pop up a few days before graduation. I was FINALLY told that they incorrectly packaged the Financial Aid Award earlier in the year award so before I could be cleared to graduate (Although I was a few days away from completing my entire MBA Program) I would have to pay the $6000 error which occurred on AIU'S behalf. Needless to say I settled with Financial Aid and paid half OUT OF POCKET...This happened in December. It is now almost June and still NOTHING. I held my end of the aggrement and paid for THEIR MISTAKE out of pocket. As a disabled Veteran I cannot afford to continue to pay for their errors. Now with an account that was cleared as instructed, its almost June and now they want an additional $1600 for somwthing that has ZERO to do with the payment agreement and my diploma for my MBA. This is not the first second or third time Ive experienced this with AIU. They will screw you over BIG TIME. Now I have over $100k in Debt solely because of AIU with NOTHING to show for it. They are ridiculously OVERPRICED for an online institution and I find the Financial Aid representatives to be quite rude yet Incompetent. I do NOT RECOMMEND this school as I have referred froends here who are also Veterans and they too have all been acrewed over by the Financial Aid department.
I received my Masters from the school in 2004. I have to admit, the school is very hard. I really took to school for granted. The instructors were very knowledgeable in the field. And they expected the students to write as graduate students I have to admit, the school is very hard. I really took to school for granted. The instructors were very knowledgeable in the field. And they expected the students to write as Graduate students There was one professor who told the class that if they do not like in APA format we will all fail class. I Istayed up all night reviewing my papers. I did not have a problem with financial aid as other students who have posted I did not have problems of anything I was able to attend my classes and get A. Yes the school is very accelerate, but I was told that at the beginning. I love the school. I wish this school had more degree program. If they get doctoral degree, I'm there.
When you attend an online school like AIU you get what out of it what you put in. My instructors followed the school procedures to the letter. They were very willing to assist me, when I needed it. It is expensive. I'm still paying student loans and will be for a while. I have been able to use this degreee and get two promotions with a different company (left one for another). I have used my degree to assist me with my work. I would recommend this college, but only for those who can put in the time and energy needed to complete the classes.
This is an excellent school! I found everyone to be helpful and kind. I would recommend this school to anyone that needs flexibility with their classes. My student adviser kept in touch with me throughout my entire program. I am considering going back to AIU for my masters.
Watch this school closely. They tell you one thing and the turn around and do the opposite. I withdrew due to a car accident and then found out laterr they kept the money from my student loans even though It was only one week into the class. When I called to question the loan I was transferred to three different people and still could not get the correct person I needed and the last lady hung up on me without helping me at all.
This school is a joke. They continue to add to the price of tuition and classes without notification. Their student advisors will not contact you when they set a time, It is impossible to get in touch with them, they will not return phone calls or emails. They expect you to get all documentation that they need, and when you do send it in they do not email you or contact at all that you sent them the right thing. Everyone that I have talked to at that school, student advisors, financial aid, etc. are very rude and not helpful at all. They get you in and then you are expected to do everything on your own with no help or guidance from any of the departments that are supposed to help. In my opinion, if I were you, I would definately find a different school, and run away from AIU.
I got my MBA at American InterContinental University through their online degree program in 2005. I was not only impressed with the online course curriculum, but the quality of the professors. Every professor I had was an experienced industry veteran in the area of the coursework. For example, the professor for the marketing course I took (I had a finance emphasis, so I did not need to take many marketing courses) had been a Chief Marketing Officer of large company and was an active marketing consultant. The criticism she gave on the marketing plan I created as part of the coursework was constructive and educational and I was actually able to work on a marketing plan for a start-up I was trying to create at the time. The online UI was excellent for 2005. I can only guess that it is much better now. I still have login access to my AIU account and can use the cyber-library search services.
My experience with AIU was great! I attended school using their online program. The student portal was very user friendly and there was a great array of resources. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and available to help. There was so much support throughout the process I always felt connected and never felt like I was missing out on anything that would have been available if I had been attending on campus. I am 52 and currently completing a bachelors in Health Care Management. My enrollment counselor was extremely encouraging and instrumental in helping me to determine the direction I should go in. He dedicated a lot of time and went the extra mile to help me with my decision and he was 100% right in his counsel. The curriculum was and is excellent and very challenging. When I decided to go back and get my bachelors degree there was no second thought about what school I would attend. I am now almost half way through my program and again I am extremely impressed with all that is available to me, especially how attentative all the faculty and staff have been throughout this process. I highly recommend this school to anyone thinking about attending or returning to college.