American International College

Springfield, MA

American International, founded in 1885, is a private college of liberal arts and professional education. Its 58-acre campus is located in Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston.

Website: www.aic.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,372
Undergraduate
Students
(59.2%) 812 Women
(40.8%) 560 Men
1,911
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 1,988 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
September 7

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.91
SAT Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
452-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,480
Tuition and Fees
$35,680
Room and Board
$14,100
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$26,137
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,587
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
72
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Springfield Population
153,703
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
Sororities
 
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
24.6% Black/African-American
19.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.0% White
10.6% Unknown
International Students
3.0% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1000 State Street
City, State, Zip
Springfield, MA 01109-3189
Phone
(413) 205-3201
Fax
(413) 737-2803
E-mail
inquiry@aic.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
September 7
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 1,988 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,065 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 923 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
459 (32%) of 1,428 admitted students enrolled
Women
232 (29%) of 795 admitted students enrolled
Men
227 (36%) of 633 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.91
3.75 and Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
25%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
9%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
452-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
13%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
34%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,480
Tuition and Fees
$35,680
Room and Board
$14,100
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002114
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
343 (99.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
328 (95.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
328 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (10.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$26,137
Need-Based Gift
Received by 328 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,327
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 302 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,137
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 31 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,394 (92.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,333 (95.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,328 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
159 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$23,969
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,320 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,916
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,206 (90.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,595
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 135 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,587
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,509
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$640
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, occupational therapy; education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
72
Part-Time Faculty
248
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
15%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 63% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
236,880
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
230
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Springfield Population
153,703
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
58 acres

Weather

Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
51%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School Colors
Gold and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x  
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student activities committee, model congress, pride (persons ready in defense of ebony), student government, school newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,372
Women
812 (59.2%)
Men
560 (40.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,254
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
24.6% Black/African-American
19.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.0% White
10.6% Unknown
International Students.
3.0% from 20 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,911

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
41.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Average Starting Salary
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 8%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 3%
Medicine 1%
Education 8%

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