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Atlanta, GA 30328
p. 404-965-6500
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American InterContinental University-Atlanta

American InterContinental University-Atlanta Rating: 4.8/5 (10 votes)

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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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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.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1296th for the average student loan amount.
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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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Student Graduation Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 125th in Georgia and 3601st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,518 0.83
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 88 0.02
Forcible Rape 148 0.03
Robbery 2,343 0.55
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7,499 1.76
Larceny 17,274 4.06
Vehicle theft 5,371 1.26

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Atlanta, GA 30328
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population28,701 (28,701 urban / N/A rural)
Households13,322 (2.14 people per house)
Median Household Income$66,493
Families7,129 (2.78 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1306

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2409th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $15,582 $15,582 $15,582
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $330 $330 $330
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $350 $350 $350
FT Graduate Tuition $21,024 $21,024 $21,024
FT Graduate Required Fees $360 $360 $360
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $584 $584 $584
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,110 $17,110 $17,110
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $27,406 $27,406 $27,406
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $20,662 $20,662 $20,662

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $16,691 $15,910 $16,691 $15,910 $16,691 $15,910
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $1,199
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,296 $6,536
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,688 $3,320
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,688 $3,320

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1357th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $69,840 ($68,905 male / $50,935 female)
Number of FT Faculty 18 (10 male / 8 female)
Number of PT Faculty 50
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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