Alliant International University Reviews

  • 67 Reviews
  • San Diego (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,600
83% of 67 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 67 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Jules
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"Excellent school with working professionals who share real-life knowledge of teaching in field of school psychology. Program is comprehensive and the cohort model is excellent. Prepares you with nasp standards & certified by CTC. Highly recommend for school psych and other psych masters."
Anna
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2019
  • Degree: School Counseling
"Completely unprofessional! Once they have your money, they will treat you like dirt! The instructors and the managers wont give you any contact information, they only will provide a general help email. When I had a question for my instructor, I emailed the general help line and they assured me that she would get back to me quickly. It took her over 2 MONTHS to return my email! When she FINALLY returned my email, it was obvious that she was trying to brush me off. The classes are super easy and very sloppily put together. I have found multiple spelling and content errors. Then, when I finished the course, they made a mistake on my transcript and said the course was worth 2 credits instead of 3, despite the syllabus clearly stating otherwise. When I asked them to fix their mistake, it took them over a MONTH to fix it! Every time I have asked to speak to a manager or someone in charge, I am ignored. I have asked many times to be called instead of having to communicate via email, and they have ignored me. DO NOT ENROLL! It is obvious that all they want is your money!"
Christina
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I have positive comments about Alliant. I graduated with a PsyD from this school when it was formerly known as USIU, back in the 1990s. My professors were excellent and I completed my required pre-doctoral practicum/post-doc supervised hours with well-qualified PhDs. I might add: the comprehensive exam at that time was very thorough, detailed and challenging. If you didnt know the material, you did not pass the comp exam. Since passing the EPPP, I have been employed as a practicing clinician with a large hospital for many years, and also supervise PhD and PsyD Clinical Psychology students. Everyone has to pass the EPPP no matter where you go to school. Every psych program has its pros-and-cons. I was very happy with my education and training at USIU."
Christina
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2017
  • Degree: Child Development
"I have positive comments about Alliant. I graduated with a PsyD from this school when it was formerly known as USIU, back in the 1990s. My professors were excellent and I completed my required pre-doctoral practicum/post-doc supervised hours with well-qualified PhDs. I might add: the comprehensive exam at that time was very thorough, detailed and challenging. If you didnt know the material, you did not pass the comp exam. Since passing the EPPP, I have been employed as a practicing clinician with a large hospital for many years, and also supervise PhD and PsyD Clinical Psychology students. Everyone has to pass the EPPP no matter where you go to school. Every psych program has its pros-and-cons. I was very happy with my education and training at USIU."
J
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"It was a great program. Small and thoughtful classes"
Rebecca Young
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"The Psy.D program at Alliant International University has an integrated health psychology track. Integrated Health Psychology is focused on the psychological and behavioral aspects of physical and mental health, specifically how biological, environmental, cultural, social, cognitive, emotional and behavioral faculty impact health and illness. Additional factors related to health, illness, and/or disability include the health care system, health care policy, and health care providers."
Paige Sparks
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Alliant International University and the CSPP (California School of Professional Psychology) together are quite wonderful. The application process is very straight forward, the interview process is formal and far more easy going than one would initially believe, and the faculty and staff on campus are wonderful. There is a real atmosphere of compassion, growth, and understanding on campus from the faculty, staff, and students in the cohort. Everyone is incredibly driven in a variety of regards and it is really refreshing to see how much effort everyone puts into everything they do. Being that this is both a graduate and undergraduate campus, I think it's important to recognize that there is a real environment for growth both personally and professionally since there are quite a few graduate students involved in the different aspects of campus life. I definitely recommend this school for anyone who is driven to learn more about Psychology and to progress in their education, as well as wanting to experience a different atmosphere than most larger institutions offer."
Claudia Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2016
  • Degree: School Psychology
"The pros of the program are the small class sizes that allow for more one on one instruction, the availability of most professors, and the monthly check ins on our practicum hours and experiences. The cons would be the living expense, specifically for the campus in Irvine, it's costly, so I commute. In addition, the seven to eight week courses make it difficult for instructors sometimes to cover all desired areas and the lack of more food options at the school site, however, there are nearby restaurants."
Francesca Luizza
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: Talented and reputable well-known professors, networking advantages, small cohort, intimate class sizes, great clinical experience, research opportunities Cons: Administration, shortened program, communication"
Anne-Marie Larsen
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"The program costs a lot, but you receive a stellar education. The faculty are very knowledgeable and have vast experience working in the field. The library services are the best I have experienced, and I came from a top tier undergraduate institution."
Sabrina C
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I had a wonderful, comprehensive learning experience while at Alliant International University. The professors are working professionals in the field of school psychology and therefore teach through not just text but experience as well. I was afforded additional opportunity through professional association memberships to attend conferences and work shops, along with other fruitful endeavors that have highlighted my resume. I would recommend this program to all of those who seek education in the field of school psychology."
Monica Muñoz
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: Faculty and staff care a lot about the students and support their project idea. Staff and faculty is usually available and flexible in accommodating students. They are respectful and welcome new ideas. They are willing to work with students. Cheap city to live in Cons: Small school Fresno area is not as nice area"
Rebekah Gueco
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"There are many positive aspects to the PhD in Clinical Psychology program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. The pros of attending this program are that you receive great support, mentorship, and guidance from faculty and staff, the student population is very diverse, the program is challenging, the LA campus is beautiful, and there is a good balance between clinical and research focus. On the other hand, the cons of CSPP is that the cost of attendance is pretty high, the school just became a for-profit university, and, as a result, many of the faculty have resigned. Overall, I would highly recommend the PhD in Clinical Psychology program at CSPP to any student pursuing a higher education."
Jacqueline Fahey
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"The biggest pros of this program is that everyone is very supportive (faculty and students) and that the program has a great reputation. The biggest con is the cost - it is extremely expensive and there are no stipends of financial aid."
Reuben Okogun
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2015
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Alliant is a great school to attend the staff are very approachable and humble to earth"
Katalin Reszegi
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"The pros of attending Alliant International University are the small class sizes and accessibility of the faculty members to students. There is a very diverse student population and a collaborative atmosphere. The cons would have to include the high cost of living and the lack of public transportation in the San Diego area."
Heather Bravo
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2015
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
"Alliant is a good school with high standards. The campus is small and it makes an interesting experience. There are a lot of activities that the school provides, multiple clubs/organizations, etc. The classes are small and great for student/teacher discussions. We have a lot of interesting classes with great teachers."
Charlotte Watters
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: Excellent staff and faculty; small class sizes; community feel; emphasis on understanding and awareness of cultural diversity; nearby food court; easy to form friendships; no designation of how many A's or B's a professor can assign to a student--what you get is what you actually earn; professors are exceptionally competent in their respective classes; significant portion of professors are actively involved in their own line of work (i.e. though they are professors, they are also active in their own psychology private practice/clinical work); an incredible Phd and PsyD program; previous professors included Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and Victor Frankl :) Cons: Lots of reading; slow internet on campus"
Laura Lopez
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2015
  • Degree: School Psychology
"The program is very flexible for students that work full time, because there are evening classes for those students who would like to go to school and work full time. Also, the diversity of the student population is great there are a lot of minority students and professors which creates a great campus climate. One of the cons of the graduate program is that there are not on hands course during the first years of the program, so that students could have a better idea of what type of work the students will be doing."
Heather Bravo
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2015
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
"I am working on my PsyD. in Forensic Clinical Psychology at Alliant, and I am really enjoying the field and for the most part the school. They have a good amount of social activities and a newly active student government association that is putting on great social and work events. Sometimes the work load can be overwhelming, especially over the required summer sessions, but the faculty and program director are open to changes based on student concerns. Overall I enjoy the program and compared to some other programs the price you pay for this degree slightly below the average for this area."