American InterContinental University-Atlanta


American Intercontinental University (AIU)—Atlanta is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is one of five related campuses located across the US and in the UK. The university offers associate degrees, bachelor degrees and master degrees in a number of areas of study, including Business, Criminal Justice, Design, Healthcare Management, and Information Technology.

There are several learning options to suit a variety of styles and needs, including: (1) the Associate’s to Bachelor’s Pathway, (2) the Blended Learning Option, (3) the Dual Concentration Option, Forensic Programs, and (4) Part-Time Criminal Justice.

The Associate’s to Bachelor’s Pathway program is strictly online for students who would like to earn an Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AABA) degree. To participate in this program, students must also take a concentration in Business or Information Systems.

The Blended Learning Option is geared towards individuals with busy schedules, such as working professionals, parents, or anyone living too far from campus. This program involves enrolling in online classes and traditional courses in the classroom. For more a flexible schedule, classes are also available in the evenings and on the weekend.

p.The Dual Concentration Option is for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This encompasses adding two to four additional classes that are career specific for a BBA student and two additional courses for a MBA student. To be considered, students must be in the last quarter of their original degree program.

The Forensics Program offered at the university earns students a bachelor or a master degree. Known for its Forensic Center, with hands on lab, virtual firing range, simulated crime scene, and more, this program provides students degrees in the following fields: computer forensics, wireless forensics, forensic art, and forensic science.

Students of criminal justice may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a concentration in Forensic Science. Students in this program learn what it takes to become a criminal science investigator and receive hands on experience. In addition, the university provides a Part-Time Criminal Justice program for students who prefer to gradually achieve higher education while still working. The campus is the only one in Atlanta with an approved firing range.

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Information Summary

Ranks 133rd in Georgia and 3953rd overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 26.7
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $13,270
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 263 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 39% / 12%
Enrollment Total (all students) 1,806


AIU-Atlanta serves a wide range of students interested in furthering their education with associate, bachelor, or master degrees in an enriching environment. The student/faculty ratio at this campus is 12:1.

Prospective must follow these admission steps to be considered:

  1. submit an application for admission with application fee
  2. show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. schedule an admissions interview

Prospective students may apply for admission online. The university website also provides a Live Chat available seven days a week.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the financial need is determined, the university selects a financial aid advisor to work with the student filing for aid. Together they decide which options are best and what steps to take to complete the process.

There are university grants and scholarships available, as well as federal and state financial aid programs to consider. In addition, students who are currently employed should check with their employer to see if they qualify for tuition reimbursement.

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The university has a commuter campus which serves a variety of students including high school graduates, international students, military students, and working professionals. Established in 1998, it is one of several related campus locations, including another campus in Georgia, one in Florida, another in Texas, and one in London, United Kingdom. The university recently started an Online Campus, managed in Illinois.

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