I can go on and on, but I hope you understand the jest, do not waste your time, study for the GRE, try hard to get into a school who has a better reputation. Each hut was one classroom. Rather than speaking to you first, they send you to be ambushed… very unprofessional of a school that prides itself on unprofessionalism. It’s the worst school ever. All the top adminstrators were members of the same good ol boys club. We share an Ivy League looking brick building with the USC Keck School of Medicine. It was the overall nastiness that it mattered more about how I sent the email and the conversation was focused on that. Their whole entire existence is centered around an attempt to be at one with the love of their life— the university. Alliant International University : San Diego is a For-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Career, Institute established in 2001. Before I left, The School of Management had a new dean from Harvard, yet shortly after a year he left Alliant. You would think this is evaluated during the admissions process but it isn’t. If you have been through their application process, you know that they will send your applications to the next campus if you don’t get in at your first choice. I also had asked that if this was such a concern, why hadn’t Dr. Stoddard brought it to my attention privately before or after class. The Alliant Intl. The buildings they do have are old military buildings from 1970. The campus is a laughable joke, consisting of at least 20 trailers that contain the school’s most important offices. No outside life, no hobbies, just shallow friendships and experiences as they have allowed their education to define who they are. My dissertation has been uploaded to the Internet and everyone uses it without a single citation. It continues to use many of the claims that USIU at least tried to achieve, e.g. The campus grounds are beautiful. The tuition is high. They have no understanding of how to work with students, and express no concern or sympathy. So I followed up continually working on it, received 4 transcripts in the mail a month later. I failed every quiz and there were no additional assignments that could explain the A. The only thing i would change is the price, but it is still worth the great education! USIU went bankrupt 10 years ago, and was bought out by the school of psychology, to create this new entity called Alliant. And be thorough with your research. I could cry reading this review… and wish that I had read it prior to relocating here all the way from Texas. I gotta few suggestions: 1- Dr. Cox if you don’t quit take a few classes from Dr. Michael Cunningham of National University… might make your pride sting a little bit… but it’d be good for ya, 2- Don’t employ students for professional office positions… take another tip from national University… it’s problematic to be customer centered when one’s knowledge in a given professional area is weak, 3- Sell the trailers to a broker… focus on Hemet… they’ve many trailer parks there I hear, 4- Realize after so many years of failure that you don’t have what it takes to run a university or business, 5- Change the name back to United States International University… Alliant is pretty cheesy… a poor marketing move (silly really). By the time my registration appointment time came, the course was full so I emailed the professor that was going to be teaching the course explaining the situation and even giving her Stoddard’s email address if she had any questions. I was taken back by this and I remembered two other women (interestingly older women, like me I may add), who were in my cohort, who also went through the SERC Committee and who withdrew from the program as well (A total of 14 people withdrew from the program according to CSPP in the few years I was there and to me, that speaks volumes). and you will definitely overhear all the complaints and difficult situations that students are in with the faulty and administration. Students aren’t there to learn . They got my money, it took me a year to get away from here , this is coming from a person who 3.8/4 by only attending the classes. Between your neighbors loud talking or arguing with their significant other, or campus life choosing to have a pool party with a loud dj on Sunday (WHICH UNIVERSALLY IS KNOWN AS A STUDY DAY), you won’t get much done. After, they don’t care about you. Heaven forbid they should get out for 5 minutes to take a walk on the beach. I’ve sat down with leaders from Alliant several times and their business acumen seems to be non existent. It is not the program that I have a problem with, it is the people. I must say that after attending this school and seeing all of its diversity declarations, it is not truly supportive of diversity. I do have to say that this school does have a few great professors, but they do not make any decisions and/or can not assist the student’s dealing with the politics. This school is so terrible. GO TO THE MEXICO CITY CAMPUS. Everything this person has said about Alliant International University is true. Finances: There is no way you will get a schoolarship going here and it’s $40,000 a year. This school is garbage anyway. Many of my professors are board members of both the Los Angeles and the California Psychological Association. It almost seems like they push people to quit so that they can get as many students to pay as much tuition as possible. The professors will threaten to send you before a committee if you begin to fail a class or they don’t like something about you. I have seen government affordable housing (projects) in better condition than this hell hole. For me it was a very strange experience; because there are literally “huts” in the middle of the campus, which are used as classrooms and offices. Thus far I have had a rewarding and educationally stimulating experience at the AIU/Los Angeles campus. Of course they would, they are lifted up in the Alliant community. That’s why college graduates from Alliant are unable to find jobs from this school. Don’t go here thinking you will be included in their WASP club. Alliant operates multiple campuses around the state and abroad in Mexico, Japan, and China. Any problems I have experienced regarding scheduling or facility issues have been quickly resolved by the program director. I essentially agree with the negative posts on this site regarding this school. WOW! What I want to say is they should go out and get a good lay. teaching “International Economics” and he really has no clue about it.Well some teachers and classes are fairly okay under the bad circumstances, but when you keep in mind that every lecture costs you about $200 and your time, you often get very angry about the whole situation.Furthermore they will be almost no student life at this university. Don’t try to hard to ask a question that might need a real answer, it will take days for someone at this sorry institution to get back to you or make up an excuse to delay their answer. I thought the meeting went well at first, but a week later, I discovered they had punished me by placing me on academic probation even though I had a 3.7 GPA, no grades below a B (well actually below an B+ if I recall) and I had simply withdrew from my practicum after the second training day BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY THAT WAS WELL DOCUMENTED. But in Mexico City, there are so many opportunities and new experiences in that huge city that really the school was just more of a grounding area. We could go right to Ray Trybus\’ office and talk directly with him, and I felt like we were heard. The professor emailed me back and said that I should not have received an “in progress” and that the course is full and she would not accommodate me. He recommend referring me to the SERC Committee and completing a modified program, which I agreed to as I was desperate to complete the program and was open to any options that would help me. Alliant is not a good school. Whoever left this school when they got a chance is smart. Lastly, please refrain from defaming, slandering, or lying about any individuals by name. They eagerly share their real-world experiences with students and have always been available to give me guidance and early career advice. That is completely false, I could name 10 off the top of my head, who left the program because of politics with professors and/or were given a low grade, meaning they were dismissed from the program (a low grade meaning that they are/were fighting for a point or two, due to a subjective area) with at least $40k in debt (and another $25k to live, totaling $71,000/year) they were dropped or decided it attend elsewhere. While I have passed the Statute of Limitations to file complaints with the governing bodies I have researched, except one and the other may make accommodations for special circumstances, I have full intentions to share my experience. For those of us on financial aid, they conveniently take about $1,000.00 out each year for some ridiculous medical insurance. I also attend the LA campus and the Forensic program will give you a heart attack. It’s $40,000 a year per student and they refuse to build a new building. This school is shit. It was not a very welcoming atmosphere, although the main person who gave us the tour was nice, but it was very stiff and I did feel like they thought they were better than us. The aforementioned comments should be a warning to any decent students who are doing research to find out about AIU-San Diego. Wow, that’s what you want to hear before starting your interview. Again, I was either a few minutes late coming to class or I was just struggling. I really hope some authority shuts these people down for scamming students. I filed a complaint with OCR and I could not prove discrimination. Anthropology and Sociology, but now? They are more or less “google the information, write 5-6 pages long paper, combine it with the other person’s work .. that’s how I had 3.8 GPA before I left), Difficulty of the classes ? 1- Admission:Without knowing or maybe blindly, I applied and got accepted right away. Dissertaion, and practicum placement is a joke. This place is horrible, and I don’t recommend it all all. Also, I would have looked into being able to sit in a lecture class, to get a feel for things, and to talk to the cohorts to see how they felt about everything. It has been a complete nightmare, I would not recommend this university to anyone. I’ve never met so many two-faced people in my entire life. Sorry President Cox… you get an F in leadership. I left ABD because I was told I’d have to wait at least a year to get a chair and because their APA accreditation had been yanked. They are now a for-profit school. Some of the end of the year examinations at the PhD and PsyD programs are set up for students to fail . I felt that I have learned nothing, been tortured by my dissertation committee, and almost had times where I felt like hurting myself just to get through the pain of the dissertation. Most of the classes are in portables. No improvements to campus or housing. It’s overpriced and the faculty and staff only seem concerned about $ and getting their names out there. How do you think you can land on a job after graduating from such school anyway? I won’t get into the specifics of it as it has already been expressed so well by many of the reviews before mine. Then I explained that I needed a letter of recommendation and what I had been doing the last 3 years. Half of the locals I met, either left the school shortly after attending a few classes. Upon just reflecting on all the experiences I had, I wrote to Dr. Madero a few days later telling him that I already had all my letters of recommendations and I didn’t need one from him. Coming from abroad, I didnt know better and didnt do my research. Alliant International University-San Diego is a private for-profit university based in San Diego, California. Post-Graduation Experience: I did not graduate from here and I will have to depend on my friends’ experienceMy friends who got their MBA and Psychology degrees from here ended up with nothing other than regret. None of these “Psychologists” nor the Director of the Disability Office would put this together. A lot of the professors are graduates of the school who couldn’t get a job anywhere else. It’s very difficult to write a review for Alliant International University, considering I’m in the computer lab and the computers are about 7 years out of date. If you are at all talented in psychology, then analyzing the staff and students will keep you entertained and pulling your hair out!- some of the students actually do pull their hairs out as a disorder- and graduated by admitting self harm! I began seeing a psychiatrist and he prescribed me a SNRI, as my symptoms were very severe. 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