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.