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American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
American International College is a private, coeducational, four-year comprehensive institution located in the geographic center of Springfield, Massachusetts. Liberal arts serves as the core of our academic offerings. 

About

History

American International College was founded in 1885 by the Reverend Mr. Calvin E. Amaron, who persuaded other enlightened clergy to assist in the establishment of a college that would provide the youth of his ethnic group, French Canadians, with access to higher education. 

Education

Undergraduate academic programs in more than three dozen liberal arts and sciences and career-related fields, including the humanities, the social sciences, the physical sciences, accounting, business administration, criminal justice, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sports management, and more. Graduate academic programs in emerging and high-demand fields including accounting, business administration, psychology, education, exercise science, nursing, occupational therapy, resort and casino management, and more.

Research

The Undergraduate Research Symposium at AIC provides students from across the disciplines with a public space to share their original ideas, discoveries, creations, and research in a supportive yet professional academic conference setting.

Career

  • Employees at AIC are the people who make it such a great place to work, explore, and grow. The Human Resources department at AIC is here to help foster a fulfilling, respectful work environment. If you have any questions or concerns related to employment or human resources at AIC, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.

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Services

Student services

  • Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations (CASAA)
  • Center for Academic Success
  • Saremi Center for Career Development
  • Supportive Learning Services (SLS)
  • International Student Life
  • Student Activities and Leadership
  • Spiritual Life

Housing services

Students who live on campus may choose from traditional coeducational residence halls, one all-female residence hall, and residential suites (primarily upperclassmen).

Library services

The James J. Shea Sr. Memorial Library contains more than 76,000 volumes and 14,900 bound periodicals, plus subscriptions to more than 400 current periodicals. Through online database access, innumerable educational resources are available to our students.

ICT services

The College has completed a technology transformation that includes a new wireless network covering the campus inside and out, along with new desktop computers for staff and new laptop computers for faculty. AIC was the first area college to switch to a VoIP phone system, which offers unified calling and messaging, plus access to voice messages in your email and faxes from your computer.

Medical services

Since September 1989, Massachusetts law, G.L. c. 15A, Section 18 has required every full-time and part-time student enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Massachusetts to participate in a Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. A part-time student is defined as a student participating in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum.

Student Life

Campus life

Hines Hall was named in honor of Admiral John F. Hines, who served the college as president from 1953-1969. This eight-story building houses over 200 first-year students and is co-ed by floor. Hines features two lounges, two laundry rooms, and a kitchenette, and each student room has WiFi. The campus police department is located in Hines and is staffed 24/7. A front desk attendant monitors access to the building at night.

Sports facilities

  • Our mission at AIC is to transform lives. And this involves paying equal attention to students’ minds, hearts, and bodies.
  • So when it comes to keeping students’ bodies strong, we’ve got you covered with our Falconer Fitness Center featuring a 10-station Paramount circuit, Stairmasters, Precor treadmills, ellipticals, stationery bikes, and complete locker room facilities. Plus intramurals and club sports that let you enjoy your favorite sports in a no-pressure environment. And of course, the Yellow Jackets, AIC’s NCAA sports teams, offer student athletes another opportunity to push themselves.

Student clubs

  • Participating in student clubs and organizations is a great way to get involved at AIC and immerse yourself in our community. It’s also a way to meet new people, explore career opportunities, and have a huge impact on campus events.
  • Want to get even more involved? Each club or organization has several students who take on leadership roles to help guide the organization at a higher level. Become a club or organization officer and take on this exciting leadership opportunity.
  • Don’t see something that interests you? Visit us on the second floor of Schwartz Campus Center and learn how to start a new group.

Accreditation

American International College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Student Reviews

My Dream
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I am attending English Major,but I want to get scholorship cos of my money difficult.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The campus is small and the professors are dedicated to their students. The humanities department is phenomenal, and very knowledgeable. The health sciences department, is the gem of the institution. I felt 100% more confident and ready to pursue a career in my field by year 3/4.

American International
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the education I received in the occupational therapy program I believe it prepared me well for the board test and with my first job. Not to say that there were many times while working I did not feel like I knew what I was doing. But that happens with most grads. As for the school environment I would give it a zero out of 5. Springfield is not the safest and there...

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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