American InterContinental University Reviews

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64% of 204 students said this degree improved their career prospects
66% of 204 students said they would recommend this school to others
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John Tulu Awuor
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"For the past 3 years that I have been with American Intercontinental University, I have found their online learning environment to be very supportive with dedicated staff from admissions, student advising, accounts, financial aid, technical support, library, lectures who demonstrate high degree of respect and ethics as they ensure that students have excellent learning experience. Courses offer theoretical and practical real-life experience in the contemporary business/ market world. Students suggestions/inputs are taken regularly and feedback provided promptly and implementation done for improvement. I highly recommend this institution to those who have the desire to start or further their learning. There is a lot of work to be done by students and one must be ready to be disciplined in meeting the deadlines and/or seek help where required. As the University fraternity do their part, let the students take advantage get what the Serious University offers."
Bruce Stelma MEd
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2018
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"I transferred into AIU from another graduate program and I had 32 graduate units to transfer with yet AIU took none of them so I was forced to complete their program without any transferred units. AIU doesn't help it'd graduates with employment and they are difficult when requesting your transcripts."
Would not recommend
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I attended AIU back in 1999-2000 when it first opened its doors in Broward County, Florida. It was a brand new school that was hyped on the local radio stations as offering a chance for a very lucrative career in Information Technology. Being an older student (39), I wanted to change my career and enter the much more dynamic and exciting world of IT. So, I entered the Master's Degree program and from the very start I found a majority of the staff to be unprepared as well as inexperienced in the "real world" which was entirely contradictory to the information given to the media as well as to the potential students. In fact, at that time the school expanded into South Florida from Canada and brought it's new alumni to Florida to teach the classes. I met with the school President at the time many times which offered no satisfactory resolution. So, I did my own networking with other students who were already in the IT field in order to get some benefit from this program. I ended up with over $40,000 in student debt and a degree that really didn't benefit me. It took me 6 years to obtain a job in the IT field that payed me enough money that I could even begin to think about starting to repay my student loans. Only by taking the initiative myself through the years, I was finally able to get more training and experience so that I now finally make close to what I am worth. However, I am now struggling with over $100,000 in student debt that will never be repaid. I was very disappointed with my education at AIU, and they are now involved in a class action suit for this reason, among others. If they had been more honest from the start, i would have been more prepared to examine the value of my education compared to the actual cost. For the amount of money I spent at AIU for 18 months, I could have attended an actual college like UNF and gotten a degree that actually means something in the job market. Perhaps AIU has changed over the years, but I would recommend anyone trying to get into the IT field to go to a REAL college where the degree is actually worth the cost of the education."
Scott Strahan
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"This school is a joke. I was having issues and they just kept begging me to stay even though it wasn't possible to finish my classes with my day to day schedule. I was told my tuition was being covered by my grants, only to find out i missed too many days with work and with my daughter being on life support (NO THEY DO NOT CARE NOR DO THEY HAVE A WAIVER FOR THESE ISSUES). After they withdrew me i was still charged for classes I never even started after specifically being told i wouldnt be charged. They are just in it for the money and care about absolutely no one."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Great school. Great instructors. Very helpful staff who will guide you through the process."
Vince B.
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I started at American Intercontinental University in August of 2007. This is a great online school. I'm a little disappointed that I could not find a job in my field. Otherwise, the professors were very skilled at teaching their disciplines online. It is very important to note that the courses require intensive reading, research, and writing. When I attended, there were no exams, quizzes or tests, but maybe American Intercontinental University changed over the past 9 years since I graduated. I really enjoyed the courses; I found that I am more of an active learner; therefore, online education was the perfect fit for me. Just remember that online education requires self-discipline, and more interaction with your classmates and professors in the chat room. I like the flexibility American Intercontinental University offers; that is, you get to do your assignments at a time convenient for you. Just remember to stay focused and on track when completing your assignments; otherwise, you will fall behind. I never procrastinated. I always turned in my Discussion Boards and Individual Project assignments on time. My professors graded fairly and I had no problems with the ones who gave me feedback on my assignments. The professors do care about the students, but you have to do the work and submit your assignments on time. I gave three stars regarding being satisfied with the degree program and I was not happy because even after graduating with honors, I still could not land a decent paying job in my field. My admissions adviser was very supportive of my educational pursuits and even encouraged me to press on no matter how challenging it became. To those of you who are considering attending American Intercontinental University Online, remember you will have to make sacrifices, but remember to ask questions when you do not understand and get help immediately from your professor. Thank you for reading my review!"
Matt
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"First I transferred into AIU, I attended this university from 2005 until 2007 and I graduated. I did a volunteer internship at my local county courthouse and I work in law enforcement at the same time. Excellent professors and I learned a lot. However, I tell most people you have to be self motivated, dedicated to studying alone and being very engaged in the online discussion just beyond getting a grade. I'm currently working in the federal government as a Manager and I have about 3 years with my agency. It's all about what you put into yoru studies and what you get out of the classes that you take. However, I recommend taking class at a brick and mortar school first before going online."
Vanessa Prince
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"AIU is an excellent opportunity to further your education. I have had an excellent student advisor who has been great support for me. The financial aid department will go above and beyond the call of duty to see you have everything needed. The professors were caring about my education!"
Disgruntled Student
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I only took a few courses online at this school...after talking to many students that have graduated from this school. Majority of them couldn't find a job after graduating and the interviewers said they've never heard about this school. So I decided to drop out, couple years later, looked at my student loans and it said I owed $16k!!! Tried making payments but I was only paying enough for the interest...by this rate I'll be paying for this for the rest of my life!!"
Casey Davis
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2017
  • Degree: Business
"American InterContinental University provides a great online undergraduate program. I attended class at a regular college campus before AIU and was so glad I transferred. Attending school online provided better schedule flexibility for work and other activities. Students are not required to attend lectures, but have access to watch them after the fact. In addition the course work at AIU is much different than any other college I attended previously. Rather than having tests and quizzes, the classes at AIU are primarily papers, presentations or projects. This type of coursework was much better for me because the coursework allowed more time to complete the work assigned, and did not require mass memorization. I would recommend AIU's online classes to anyone who needs schedule flexibility, and also has the discipline to complete the coursework on time. Since there is no physical class, it is up to the student to keep themselves motivated and completing the work based on the syllabus given."
Lori
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Business
"AIU Online is a great school and I recommend it to anyone who has a full time job that wants to further their education. My professors were great and very effective in their communication. My student advisers would always check in with me to see how i am doing or if i had any issues. This school does care about their students!"
Randy
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The teachers and financial aid hate veterans. I have been trying to get FA for a year now, I send in the paper work it takes FA weeks to look at it and then they nit pick it and reject it. I have called them and been laughed at. The teachers grade veterans differently I had an A in one class and got one F on a paper and I went from an A to D. I got an F just because I did not go in depth enough when I responded to a post. this is just a few of things AIU has done. I would tell veterans DO NOT WASTE YOU GI BILL HERE."
Kenitha Fuller
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"American InterContinental Online was a great online program. The curriculum was great and the classes were pertinent to my career. Online access was very easy and quick response to questions. It greatly prepared me for my career and afforded me an opportunity to move up in my previous position."
Mike
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Their online program was great. Having the ability to pause, rewind, and review the lectures was extremely valuable. I earned my bachelors degree and got a job as a software engineer, now making twice as much as I was before starting college. The best part was that the material didn't focus on memorizing useless facts and obsolete techniques, but rather focused on the underlying fundamentals that technology is built on. All of the classes were challenging, and I had to retake Biology because the material was fairly difficult. At the end of the day, if your going into the Technology Sector, its critical to find the school that is the most up-to-date from a technology standpoint or you will end up learning about the algorithms that were used in the 1980s and 1990s being taught from some guy who learned everything he knows about computers from a book. 4 stars."
Danielle
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"As a student at AIU online I must say I love it My instructors are great .My classes are great. The staff is super helpful. My advisor reaches out to me weekly just to check in.My instructors call me if I email them a question. I love the live chats they are super helpful.Im so glad I chose this school they fit my busy schedule and make learning a breeze."
Nicholas Nyiri
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"American Intercontinental University is a diverse university in that they are proud in that their university brings in men and women from all across the United States and abroad to study both on campus and online. Furthermore, if your the type of student that likes to sleep in and focus on your education then this university is the appropriate one for you not only do they have on campus classes, but they also have online classes as well. In addition, to the university being diverse they also offer opportunities to be involved in different academic fraternities based on your degree program, and they also offer opportunities to be involved with student employment and student government as well. American Intercontinental University offers degree programs in several fields pertaining to Criminal Justice, Fashion, Film/Media, and Business. If your looking for a career in any of these fields than American Intercontinental University is the right place for you."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I loved AIU and enjoyed going to the campus and school online. I enjoyed the professors and the campus environment. Online was easy to interact with professors, staff, and other students around the world. I am proud to be an AIU alumni."
RoseG
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2016
  • Degree: Forensic Science
"Overall I have mixed feelings. My goal is to obtain a law degree and become an attorney. I started my associates in 2012, classes were ok but they didn't cover anything that I can say stuck with me. I started me bachelors degree in 2015 but now I am troubled because I don't know that I will be able to use it to take the LSAT or a prep class. If I could have done this all over again I would have done HCC. Teachers, I can't complain there are a couple that I can truly say have a passion for teaching. The debt accumulated is going to suck and I am regretting it now. I have not had career services reach out to me at all. Career advisors seem to change too often and there is never one person you can rely on to speak to through your degree. I truly hope I am able to use this bachelors degree to get my law degree. I am freaking out since I was not able to sign in to the Lsac website to build my profile because this school is not there!!!!!"
D. Smith
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2016
  • Degree: Education
"I lost a great instructor because the instructor was being harassed about training. It is difficult to navigate through the programs. The audio does not work and the video has difficulty playing. I do not blame the instructor; she often reported these problems. But she only received criticism and no assistance from her department."
Angelstorm3
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"As a current student I have to say that to be accredited a school goes through the proper channels. I have been to other online programs. If they are out of state the tuition is utterly ridiculous. I decided on this school after having a great experience with another online degree program from another school. I did some research and began my program here last year. I had to opt. out and after looking at a few other schools decided to return and complete my Bachelors in Business with a Project Management Specialty here. I'm a little past the half way mark in my degree program. My Experience so far has been a good one. I had to decelerate my classes from 2 every 5 weeks to 1 because my schedule is so demanding but my instructors are encouraging. I have not heard much from this advisor not too pleased with her but the one I had prior to exiting the school was wonderful. Overall its a good school. I like the intellipath and the tools they give. You will do as well as you apply yourself to this program. I am doing this because I already have the career I want I'm in it but in order to move upwardly into management this degree will help me get there. Keep focused and if you're in it then you're in it. No one can discount your education unless you allow it."