American InterContinental University Reviews

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64% of 194 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 194 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

deedee
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"First of all I was so excited when I started, all A's and interesting Discussion Boards, then comes Professors, M. Jones, W. Bower, W. Albert, J. Pumphrey, they blew all my hopes and dreams away. No compassion, No assistance, you send emails after emails, response maybe at the end of the class. I failed all of their classes and had to retake, which means 'More Loan money" I actually think that this college is not for students who want to move forward, but to get as much money as Pell, FAFSA will give them. It's a shame that these professors don't seem to care about students. I had a lot of medical issues and still am able to keep up with the support of E. Sherouse, J. Richardson, E. Azzard, T. Pyles and J.Grimes and S. Parrish (truly Love her), All these Professors showed compassion, empathy and supported me while still maintaining the guidelines of the University. I will pursue my career for a Master's degree, but I will NOT pursue it at American Intercontinental University. I will go where there is compassion for students and not professors who are itchy with the pen and don't mind failing a student who is trying their best or who they can see need help and send information without the "F" looking them in their face. I should have been on the graduation list for March, now I have to wait until May. SMH"
Luis Perez Escobar Jr.
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I'll start with the best things I can say about the program I am in. It has the potential to be an incredible program. The material is there as well as a great library and a great support and tutoring system. The instructors could be a little less robotic in how they grade. There are some good instructors that do enhance learning, but they are few and far between. There should be an entrance exam, especially for reading\writing\grammar. I've come across some dubious classmates that look to have sub high school grammar and writing skills. Group projects are the worse. I've had 3 in different classes. I hold a 4.0 and I don't play around with my grade, therefore I did all the heavy lifting in those courses that had group projects. On 2 of the three I did all the work myself. On the third one, I had only very small contributions. In those situations, I have heard consistently "I'm confused by the assignment". I usually take a leadership role and try to explain and get everyone involved or motivated, but you can only lead a horse to water as they say. The material is challenging and is conducive to learning. Anyone that says otherwise is lying to themselves. I've been able to go back to material I've learned many times, even within my field and with coworkers. It's a quality education. If you can read and apply a rubric to the work you have to do, you'll be fine. I don't think that they will institute and barrier to entry, as that would cost their for-profit model to take a hit. They also do a lot of concentration on Sales. It becomes annoying at times. Will employers look at this school beneficially? Who knows. It really depends on your level of responsibility for the job you are applying for. It's a good school, that isn't cheap, but is set up for success. I'd fully recommend it for people in my shoes. For me this was a goal and a formality. I have my career built on my Military background. I've gotten great jobs with just my years of experience. I will be pursuing my MBA with AIU as well. They now own Trident University, so if money and time permits, I'll be pursuing my Doctorate after that with Trident. I'd love to come back and work with AIU to formalize their program for profit, but also for recognition of what is offered and to increase it's value proposition."
Sandra D. Robinson
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2020
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I can't say the road the road was easy,bu the journey accomplishing my goal lead to the discovery that my education is just starting. Education is life long. Its everlasting. Learn something new by extending your assignments beyond the classroom. AIU supplies the resources, tapes, books and all other reference material for research. The advisers are down to earth and seem vested in the students' success. You get that feeling o being released into the world to do Much success to myself and future alumni!! Sandra Robinson"
Korlu Saye
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"My experience so far with AIU is somewhat of a hate and love relationship. If all of the professors was like my student advisor, that this school would have been rated 5 out of 5 stars. I have had some great professors and I have had some worse ones. Last semester I was at the verge of quitting because I felt I was not learning anything and every time I reached out to the professors I get google it or youtube it or I have another job and so I don't expect them to respond when I need them to. I don't pay google or youtube but I have learned a lot for these sites then I had from the school. Some of the professors will go out of their way to make sure that the material is well understood. This seameter, I emailed my professor what I had done for the assignment, and I was told by him not to email my work but rather I should email him specific questions. He taught us nothing on mockup but expected us to complete the assignment, which I did, I was only looking to see if I did the right thing. I am doing the best I can but I am at the end and I won't quite. It's not the best and it's not the worst, my advice they need to hire professors that really do love teaching and care for the students. So yes, if you are passionate about learning, then you will do well because regard of what the school throws your way, you will find a way to pull through. I don't expect to remember everything I have learned over the years, but I expect to see them and remember that way I know I did learn and not waste my time. I for one look forward to graduation. Will I do it again? No I wouldn't because the school have taken so much time away from my family and when I do try to spend time with my kids, I feel guilty and I by doing so would result to me falling back on my school work. That I don't like about the school."
Reshawn
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The WORST! DO NOT ENROLL! Classes were so easy to pass and when I decided to transfer the school I attended said my credits and etc couldn’t go with me because of school. They said I would have to take ALL OF THE CLASSES OVER. This will be a waste of time! They only care about you attending because of the money. They never contacted me about my grades only about me attending and every time I called I never got an response but they call email me everyday to re-enroll and more."
mitchell Penneau
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"Stay away from this scam. I completed AIUs BBA degree plan and completed it shortly before I retired from the US Coast Guard. I thought along with my 30 years of experience a degree would give me a better chance of getting a good civilian job, wrong!!!!! I soon found out no employers looked on the AIU degree as a real one. I decided to go back to school and get an MBA, and after applying at no less than 5 colleges/universities if found that not one of my AIU credits transferred. So I had to start all over. I now have several MS degrees as well as an MBA in project management. All I ended up with as far as AIU goes in 3 wasted years of time and over $25k in student loan debt. I should have known better, with AIUs high pressure sales tactics to take loans out and constant calls but I did not think about it. Also AIU outright lied about it's programs graduation employment numbers, salary stats as well as their so called after graduation employment help IE resume writing help and so on. I also should have been concerned about the grades I got in classes I was a well below average student in high school and did in fact drop out in my senior year, yet even with no experience in the business field I was getting all A's in classes and ended up with a 3.98gpa. I saved all papers I wrote during my AIU classes and looking at them now, IMO they would get a C in high school at best. I bet thinking back now if I would have submitted a drawing of a happy face as an assignment it would have received an A as well. Do yourselves a favor people, stay away from AIU."
mitchell Penneau
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"Stay away from this so called school. I took the BBA degree plan thinking it would help me get a good civilian job, guess again, no employers considered it a real degree. So I decided to go back to school and get my MBA. Not one AIU credit transfered (and i tried at 5 different universities) so I had to start all over. Besides the degree from AIU being 100% worthless, I fell for the high pressure to take out student loans. Now I am stuck with over$25K in student loans from a worthless degree. AIU also lied about post graduation employment help, resume review/help, as well as after graduation employment figures, salery and so on. At the time it did not dawn on me how I was getting such high grades with NO business experiance or knowledge (3.98gpa) because in high school I was a below average student, and also ended up dropping out of high school and joining the military. IMO back then while taking AIU classes i could have submitted a happy face and got an A on it. I did save evey assignment I ever submitted and looking back on them (after getting several real degrees) I laugh at what I wrote, they would not even recieve a C on a high school level. My advice is stay away from AIU go to a real school."
Stephanie
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"AIU is a great university. I currently have a 3.85 GPA and I earned every bit of it. The discussions are engaing and I have made some great friends. More importantly, the classes and lessons requires an abundance of critical thinking. I appreciate the targeted feedback on the assignments from the professors, the friendly phone calls from my advisors, and the live chats. I believe this instition is truly set up for student success. I would invite anyone that is self-motivated and eager to start a new chapter in their lives to give AIU a try."
Denise Richardson
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"American Intercontinental University offered a great experience in earning my Masters Degree. The educational format was very easy to follow and the web site was user friendly. I loved the fact that although it was online we still had a weekly class to check into where we learned about each topic before being expected to turn in assignments. I enjoyed making lasting friends that I still keep in touch with to this day. The administrative and teaching staff were student friendly and always there to help when it was needed."
Vlad1988
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2019
  • Degree: MBA in Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I do really recommend this school, its one of the best online school in the United States. Excellent professors, the education system is very effective and the administrative staff are very professional. My experience is this school was great. I tried other online schools and the American InterContinental University is the best."