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| I just graduated from AIU with a 3.90. The school is very easy. In fact if you come to class the day before the test the teacher pretty much gives you the answers to the questions on the test. Most people in your class will graduate without having really learned anything at all. What's not to like you say? Sounds like an easy degree! It is. That's all it is.|
Is this degree worth anything? First let's start with this school's accreditation. 95% of your teachers will be people who graduated from AIU. You see, to keep their accreditation, all teachers hired must have a degree. Funny that they received said degree at AIU. It’s a viscous cycle basically. Once businesses actually realize how easy it is to pass the classes at AIU, they will probably laugh at anyone who applies for a job with a degree from AIU.
I plan to go to masters school somewhere else, so when (oh it will happen) AIU loses its accreditation, I will have a *REAL* school on my resume as well.
While AIU is a better choice that places like University of Phoenix, I still cannot recommend it. Just go to a state school. They usually have night classes! You will also save a boat-load of cash!
It’s funny that the recruiters (yes this school has recruiters to get you signed up. I’ve even heard they get a commission for each student they get signed up.) will call you back promptly before you actually start school there. Once you start paying the school, getting anyone to return your calls becomes next to impossible. They completely ignore you.
It’s plain and simple. All this school wants is your money. Administration gets the teachers to pass everyone so the students can continue to attend and pay the school. It’s pretty sad if you think about it.
Also, most people that attend this school have day jobs. It’s pretty funny that night classes start at 6 o’clock, yet most of the school administration/registration/financial aid people work from 9:00-5:00 at the school. So since they will definitely NOT answer your phone calls/emails, you have to revolve around their schedule and take a day off of work to get a problem addressed at the school.
Once again, I cannot recommend this school. It’s funny that everyone in my class hates the school too. Students start paying so much money to the school that they feel if they dropout they will have wasted all the money they’ve already applied to the program... by then they’ve racked up $40,000 in student loans in 2 years. That’s IVY LEAGUE money folks! Don’t get suckered into this program.
|Oct 21 2004|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2004 |
| I think if you are an adult working and trying to move up in your job, then AIU is the college for you. It gives them the chance to acquire their Bachelor degree in least than 3yrs,and a Master less than a year.|
For anyone younger than 21 just coming out of High School they don't find the school design challenging. They often play around than taking there classwork serious. Sometimes you find that for young adults they need the whole college experience to grow up and experience life.
Here at AIU they are starting to have clubs, but few a exactly taking it serious. Some do take take school serious, but most see it as an easy way to get an Degree, barely passing their classes with "D's and C's".
For the amount of money you pay here at this University you want to at least show you made it worth your while by getting good grades.
AIU show model a new type of environment that chanllenge the younger student to participate more in the way they are getting educated. By offering a reck room or Gym somewhere for them to cool off all their aggressive engery.
But at the same time challenge their minds to see this school and the careers in a better way.AIU can also set the environment to more fix the older adults by offering a more flexible schedule including saturday weekends classes for upperlevel. Sometimes people's job are not allowing them to enough time to come and finish their degree, because of conflict of schedules.
|Oct 14 2004|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2005 |
| I went to AIU Online, so I can't speak first-hand about any of the on-campus schools. I had a very positive experience at AIU. The business curriculum was up-to-date and geared for those who are currently working full-time. Not to sound too corny, but you can really apply what you learn in class at your job the very next day. Also, practically all of the instructors were friendly and approachable. Anytime I had a question, the instructor email me back within 24 hours.|
As for the administration, I only had one problem. The school failed to inform the VA (veterans affairs) that I was enrolled, and this caused a delay in me receiving my educational benefits. However, when I explained the situation to the school, they deferred my tuition (without any sort of hidden fees) and informed the VA that they made a mistake and that I was indeed enrolled. The end result was that I received three months of educational benefits at the same time, and from that I paid the school. Other than this little SNAFU, I found that the administration to be friendly, knowledgeable, and proactive in solving customer problems.
One potential drawback to AIU Online is that there is no graduation ceremony--at least a real one. Let me explain, because AIU online has grown so much, it is infeasible for them to have all of the online graduates walk with the on-campus classes. So, the school had the idea that they would do a virtual graduation ceremony. Although it was a nice gesture, it was a poor substitute for the real thing. For me, getting the degree was more important than the ceremony. But for those who desire a real graduation ceremony, this will present a major disappointment. To sum it up, I thought AIU to be a perfect fit. Since I have graduated, I have found that I am more employable and have moved on to a better position in the government agency that I work for.
|Aug 13 2004|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2003 |