Alliant International University has its main campus located in San Diego, California and was founded in 2001 through a merger between the United States International University and the California School of Professional Psychology. Both schools have histories in California, with the CSPP being the first school of psychology in the state. A recent acquisition of the San Francisco School of Law has expanded the school's offerings and locations. The school currently operates six campuses in California; San Diego, Fresno, San Francisco, Irvine, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, as well as three campuses internationally in Mexico City, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Of these campuses only two offer undergraduate degree programs (San Diego and Mexico City).
Alliant International University offers a modest number undergraduate programs that provide a quality education. Individuals enrolled in one of these programs will be able to participate in a study abroad opportunity to the Mexico City Campus if at the San Diego campus and vice versa. Students may also enroll in an accelerated program, combining study for a bachelor and master's degree. Graduate programs are available in a larger number, though enrollment requires that individuals have earned a bachelor's degree prior to admission. Individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree with the Alliant International University System will have ease of access to graduate programs offered within that system.
Programs offered include:
- Business Administration
- Child Development
- International Relations
- International Business Administration
It is important to note that not all programs are offered at all campuses.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Alliant International University must submit an application as well as transcripts. Students must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale in order to be considered. Once the information required is received, it will be reviewed and a final decision regarding admission provided shortly thereafter. Individuals applying to a graduate program will also require an essay and letters of recommendation. Individual programs may have additional requirements for admission at the graduate level and should be reviewed online prior to applying.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will then be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Scholarships awarded by the school are merit based, offered to students demonstrating academic excellence prior to admission or during enrollment.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Alliant International University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Alliant International University has a total student population of about 3,500. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 0.3% enrolling as graduate students and 27% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $19,000-$22,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $680 to $820 per unit
- The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $9,700, the amount includes nineteen meals per week
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$10,274|
|Receiving Student Loans||88%||$6,911|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Alliant International University may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Alliant International University
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1980)
- Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
- * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1994)
Campus: Alliant International University - Sacramento
- Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
- * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 2013)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Alliant International University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Security and Protective Services
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Alliant International University for official up-to-date information.