American InterContinental University Reviews

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65% of 178 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 178 students said they would recommend this school to others
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aiugraduate
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"When I start applying for AIU I was in the middle of wait for another college to receive my transcript. At the time I was a least a month before I call Saint Leo and was told they never receive my transcript. I was already exhausted because I was looking for other college that had my major and willing to get me in quick. Once I decide to not to Saint Leo since there process was taking too long. I try AIU I apply Friday night and by Saturday morning I had so many phone call from AIU it was crazy. Once I finally accept the call I was able to get accept into AIU on the same day. Within a few days I had send over my high school diploma upload and had my transcript send over to AIU. I also forgot to mention I was transfer from community college to AIU. When other college told me they can`t accept me because of financial aid. AIU was like we going to take care of you and make sure you graduate. I want to thank everyone at AIU for getting me enrolled in school and achieving my dream. Thanks AIU for helping ,me accomplish my goal which was to go back to college and my degree in Business Administration. Thank You AIU"
Jimmy Nixon
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2021
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am the first in my Family to obtain a degree . I am proud of my accomplishments I love my school. And i recommend AIU to all student in the World who want a good Education. I first attended AIU starting in 2019 and along the way my biggest fan my darling wife of 55 years passed away on my and did not live to see this day arrived. She cheered me on for these past two years and at the end she passed. But this struggle and this journey is not in vain it is all for my wife Rita. I can now look back and say honey we've made it. This is a journey I know I did not take alone she was there with me just as AIU was. I a student is looking for a good solid higher education learning center please select AIU. You can't go wrong with AIU. God Bless America and may Godf bless AIU and all the come in contact with AIU. This is the best day of my life. Thank you AIU."
Ramon Gomez
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"AIU has been a god send. At least for me AIU has lived up to the sales pitch. All the staff I’ve had to communicate or interact with have been amazing and genuinely seem to care about my educational success and have been amazingly helpful with my education I definitely would recommend AIU to my friends and family. Truely an amazing school."
Aiu
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2021
  • Degree: Business
"I got a problem getting into the school but they never gave up on me and they've kept me inspired kept inspiring me to keep trying keep attending and keep my hopes up and I keep me interested they made me believe in myself again. I said thank you very much"
Taylore
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I attended AIU Online from 2018-2021. I have seen many of the complaints about AIU, but also heard it was a good college for military people as I was active duty at the time of enrollment. AIU has had no more notable scandals than really most colleges. When people say go to a real college, but complain about how financial aid and student advising is handled at their “real college” I am thankful to say I never had these problems with AIU. If you are respectful and cooperative , as I always am with staff, they assist you with no problems. I acknowledge people have had problems in the past, and I respect those problems and won’t invalidate anyone’s experiences. I will just say my experience with AIU was a breeze, AIU IS an accredited institution and your degree IS worth something. My mother, also a veteran, attended AIU before me and received her master’s degree and has been working WITH her degree and getting jobs WITH her degree for upwards of 15 years. AIU is not a fraudulent college, they have had controversy yes. And truthfully I believe college should be free, and any college charging you money to learn is scamming you, but this is America where we have to settle for capitalism, and I see nothing different with AIU’s practices than any other university, and these scandals did not affect the quality of my education. I am not writing this to defend AIU. I have no interest in defending any institution that charges people to learn, I am simply giving my honest feedback. This was a great school to attend. The staff was very polite and all of my instructors were considerate of my personal issues with VERY respectable windows for late assignments and if you did an assignment wrong, you often get the option to redo it. Learning with AIU is structured and if you do your work on time, actually do the reading assignments, and soak in the information you’re being given instead of just trying to pass the class you will benefit from the flexibility of doing AIU Online and having free time to work, or whatever else you need to do with your day. In conclusion, I would recommend AIU to anyone seeking higher education. I will also say AIU has frequently been called out for certain things, but they also always fix whatever issues they have internally and right their wrongs much quicker than most universities with any type of scandal, and that’s all that matters. I hope this honest review helps anybody who has worries, or questions. Thank you."
tonya whittaker
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The best part about AIU is the staff, there was times it was getting difficult for me due to also working a full-time job. The staff encourage me to continue and do not give up. They would constantly check up on me by calling and sending me messages of encouragement. Thank you AIU staff!"
Brittany
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Just an overall amazing experience. The advisors were all transparent and supportive during the whole process! I really enjoyed the online flexibility - I work full time so it was so important to have that. Overall, I would definitely recommend and had nothing but good experiences here!"
Heather Mcintosh
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"When I started AIU I knew I was determined to finish, and to never give up. Knowing you will have your falls The instructors and Advisors are always here for you at your worst and always would try to think positive about yourself and able to do it, for the past 4 years are completely worth it. The way inspiring others to pursued there lives and having a career out of it. That goal finally achieved since i been a AIU student, the financial department helped me be able to keep up on the income part and living under the low income statics this school is able to provide the best to earning your degree. Always fallow your dreams!"
deedee
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
AIU is the worst
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"This school is horrible! Avoid it at all costs. They harass you endlessly if you don't do things on their timeline. I'm the one paying for it, I don't work for you! as long as i stay within the guidelines set forth before enrollment, I shouldn't be harassed. The second part is their Intellipath system is the worst "Educational Tool" to ever exist. The teachers don't even have access, to correct errors in the lessons (there are multiple errors)"
Pam
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2019
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"Before I share my own experience with AIU, I would like to address a couple of the complaints I have read: 1. Too expensive. For a private university, I would say AIU cost is low to average. Tuition at State universities are deeply subsidized by tax money, so that would not be a fair comparison. 2. Grades are too easy. Maybe at the undergrad level?? My degree was a masters and I worked hard for my grades. I put all my effort into it, so I learned a lot. When it comes to education, nowhere is the saying more true that you get out of it what you put into it. It is the school's responsibility to provided the resources and tools for you to learn from, and yours to make the effort to use them. AIU did this very well for me. As for the quality of education, AIU gave me the tools that allowed me to change my career field within the college where I worked. At AIU, I earned an online Masters of Education in Instructional Design and Technology (i.e., curriculum development). I was a Director of Career Services at a satelite campus at a time when our county had three factory closings that devestated the economics of our region (prior to the recession that affected the whole country). Because of my training from AIU, I was able to outline a proposal for the State's Workforce Development Department for a short term retraining program. The state loved the idea of having an option for the displaced workers where they would not have to go to college for two years (many were close to retirement age). I negotiated a contract with the state and wrote a curriculum based on the specifications Workforce Development wanted. I was told later by the head of WD at the state level that she had passed my curriculum and teaching manual around and that everyone had agreed it was the best they had seen. I had no previous experience in curriculum development. Without my training from AIU, I would never have been able to accomplish this. I directed the program for my campus, which was a great success. Later, I developed various types of training and certification programs and was promoted to the statewide Director of those progams for all of our campuses. I am grateful to AIU for giving me such an excellent education. I would have rated AIU 5 star but I docked one star for one thing that left a bad taste in my mouth. At the time I enrolled, the website said there would be an online graduation where our names would be read, or we could choose to participate in a graduation at one of their brick and mortar campuses. In the online program, my classmates and myself went through the whole program together. Every course, we collaborated on group projects, so we became very close through online chats and phone calls. A number of classmates planned on participating in an actual graduation, rather than a virtual one, and hoped they could meet some of their classmates in person. However, AIU said we could not do that, and claimed they had never promised us that option. Of course, they had changed the website by then, so we couldn't even take a screenshot of what it had said previously. If they had just said they had changed the policy because the campuses were unable to accomodate us, we might have been disappointed, but accepting. However, to outright lie to all of us, and claim their website had never said that, was dishonest and inexcusable."