American InterContinental University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (159)
WHAOW! This University is really the best amongst the best, they have such excellent support system from the Enrollment Adviser to the Student Advisor and Course Instructors. The faculty staff is always ready to provide support at anytime within 24 hours as soon as you contact them.
Their courses are so well structured in such a way that they follow their policies strictly. The fees are on the high side but its actually very ok for the quality. They also offer you multiple payment options which are install-mental and also they link you with so many funding and scholarship support and organizations. They have so much great course materials, recorded sessions, great online library plus others, I believe they have really come a long way in delivering the BEST this time.
I am a 1st Year Bachelors student in IT, and I am enjoying this school so much that I recommend it best to my friends. The courses and assignments are not that easy, but its good because it makes me sit up to study and work on them diligently; They fight Plagiarism 100% so there is no way to cheat.
I will complete my bachelors degree next month from AIU, and my two years of experience while attending this school has been great. The instructors are very helpful and quick in responding to your questions. I must say after visiting other schools online, AIU virtuals and additional support is awesome! To all of the administrators and staff continue to strive to be the best online University!
I have been a student at AIU for three years and I am just now just ready to finish my BA then in January start a master's program. Like all schools this one has it's pros and cons but overall is a good school and far less expensive than a traditional brick and mortar school.
On-line learning is not for everybody it takes discipline and many folks especially those who whine the loudest lack that discipline. If you are more interested in parties and late nights out this school or for that matter any school is not for you.
I went here for one semester, the recruiter pushes you to enroll. Makes it sound like this is designed for the working individual and the teachers understand your situation, every time i would say I am not really to enroll yet.
They convinced me to enroll, and after I did, the teachers don't care about you. Then before I enrolled for the second semester, they said they are missing some of my paperwork and I can no longer take classes until I get them that. While I needed to work on getting that, they enrolled me in the second semester, took the financial aid and loan money, gave me an F on those classes, and I didn't even know I was enrolled. Then I had to fight with them because I had to start paying for a loan for a semester I did not attend.
They were aweful, on the phone they would say one thing, then on the emails (in writing they would say another) and any time I would email them because I want an answer in writing, they would reply, I will call you. HORRIBLE, now my transcript from there is soo bad, one semester is good, then the other if F's cuz I didn't know I was enrolled, and they wouldn't remove it.
I attended AIU after LEaving the military. I spent all three yrs earning my degrees and getting a business background.
Some teachers are harder than others, some students were not on the ball or had a hard time with this or that, just like a normal school.
My admission counselor, academic counselor, plus others were there to help. My biggest issue with AIU as an "alumni" is career services.
They do send you job leads; some of which I did not have experience with. The response I received, "you only have to have a couple to few of the requirements". Needless to say, it took a few yrs to get back in the workforce.
I am currently looking at a healthcare degree background since I work in a hospital now.
This school is great. I wasn't blessed as some to go to school and have someone pay for everything. I actually had to work and attend classes to get make my Bachelor's Degree in Science.
The ease of scheduling is awesome. I've had professor's from Xavier, University of Iowa among many others. I've also spoken with tutors that wanted to be a professor at AIU and didn't make the cut. They are very picky. This school is a bright spot with faculty and curriculum where many 4 year university wish they had the customer service skills.
All in all I'm glad I've gotten my degree and look forward to putting it to use. Don't read into negative reviews too much probably someone who failed out.
I took three classes online at AIU. The problem I have is they accept people who, in my opinion, should still be working on their high school curriculum. It was an embarrassment and frustrating to be involved with these individuals in group projects and in online discussions.
This is a complete and total ripoff. I would advise anyone considering this school, to steer clear away. It's a complete joke, and not of master's caliber.
They (Admssions) work diligently to get you in, but don't have any type of issue, or perceived issue, because you will have to fend for self. I am withdrawing after the second week of courses, and out over $1,000. This school is a joke.
Well for those of you who think you will skate by because its online collage.. think again.. I work 40+ hours a week and was up til 2am doing papers.. I think the school was great.. fit right in with my work.. Teachers were there to help.. and did.. I am still friends with other students that I graduated with.. This isn't for young people.. its for mature adults who REALLY want an education and who take education seriously. Its a bit pricey but it is a for profit collage.. so no wonder its pricey.
To tell you this is a perfect school, I won't. My experiences have been pretty good so far. Just finished my AA in Business Administration, and I felt the classes were challenging. If you are not prepared to put in work, you may get overwhelmed.
I had one issue with an instructor I will not name, but she made things hard because she was a published author and she thought she knew everything. But that is in every school you go to. As far as student services, sometimes they take a while to get back to you, but I will say this.
They want you to succeed, whether its because its genuine or just because of dollars, I don't know, but they do help you. I had a rough time with personal issues and was about to leave school before my program finished. I would have wasted all that hard work, but my academic advisor talked to me, and gave me some good advice about it being more a mental hurdle than one of not doing the work. She made some good points and I finished.
Ive been to other online schools before, ( Kaplan, Grantham), I felt with them I was not getting what I was paying for, and that things just didnt make sense. With A.I.U., you have questions, they have answers, you put in the work, which sounds crazy, but you learn some things. I recommend this school due to the schedule they have for everyone.