have completed 3 semesters as a grad level in this
So far, I have been very disappointed with this
school. Here are the reasons why:
1. The quality of
most TEACHERS is a joke!
They teach grad
level, yet almost none of them have a grad level
education themselves. Teachers are very arrogant and treat you like
you are no equal to them. Most of them are
not qualified to be teachers whatsoever. One instructor is
as young as 24 years old. Almost none of them
act in a respectable or professional
manner. (including cursing in
your face and during lectures, making inappropriate comments about students
and their lifestyle, appearances, nationality and the list goes on
) So far, I have had only ONE decent teacher
- the director of the department himself. The advisors are
very incompetent as well. Most of them have no ida
what you are doing, what the classes are all about.
2. The quality of EDUCATION is very poor. Your
money is your application, not your talent nor grades to
this school. Instructors do NOT teach you at AAU. They
expect you to do and know everything on your own.
You basically teach yourself everything. It is a really sad
fact that you are paying to be taught and end
up teaching yourself. Most of the teachers do not give
any valuable feedback on your work. As if they scared
to say a word. They suggest you go and ask
your fellow students for feedback. My question is how do
your fellow students know any better then you if you
are in the same boat? Also, we do not pay
money to our fellow students but to the teachers to
TEACH us! In most classes you do not even know
what grades you have because you do not receive anything
back (grades or feedback). The instructors are told not to
give out good grades (this comes from one of the
instructor himself) so you will not get an “A” unless
you are a Pablo Picasso already. Most of the grades
they give out are “C's” and this is for working
your ass off with hundreds of sleepless nights. It is
simply a matter of them likening your work or not.
I know most of the students fail classes. I have
not failed any class yet but I know of many
who did. My question, again, is how 2-5 students per
class fail doing all the work? I do not know.
It is simply not right. Your grades are 95% depend
on the quality of the materials that you use. If
you cannot afford nice paper or printer, do not expect
good grades no matter how talented and creative you are.
Most of them are very dissatisfied with
their education. A lot of them quit, some stay just
because they already have invested too much money. There are
also A LOT of asian students and AAU takes an
advantage of them. AUU does not require for the international
students to take TOEFL so most of the students DO NOT speak english at all or very poor. Therefore,
it is very difficult for other students who speak english
to work with non-English speaking students in class. AAU only
cares about their money that is why they accept them
no matter what as long as they pay!
PRESIDENT of the school is a useless woman - Elisa
Stephens. She comes to school (and anywhere) in a LIMO!
Why? Cause you pay her and instead of fixing the
problems of this school, she spends our money on herself
and her expensive toys. Everywhere I read, people just despise
her, and have no respect for her.
I would say that it has been a huge waste
of my money. I strongly DO NOT recommend this school.
You will be disappointed. This university is 99% concerned with
profit and only 1% concerned with the success of
There are no school scholarships, loans or grants
provided by this school.