Just the Facts

The College

A private, coeducational, four-year comprehensive institution of higher learning.

The Campus

25 buildings in the neo-Georgian tradition
72 park-like acres in the midst of an urban environment

The City

AIC is located in the geographic center of Springfield, Massachusetts. The metropolitan area is home to one half-million people affording intellectual, cultural, recreational, and commercial resources abound with easy access from the College.

Our Academic Organization

There are four schools, headed by deans, that comprise academic affairs, which is headed by a vice president: Arts, Education and Sciences; Business Administration; Health Sciences; and Continuing and Extended Studies.

Undergraduate Majors

Academic programs in more than three dozen liberal arts and sciences and career-related fields, including, but not limited to, the humanities, the social sciences, the physical sciences, accounting, business administration, criminal justice, hospitality, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sports management, and teacher education.


1,534 undergraduate students, and just over 2,095 graduate students. For a total of 3,629 students.

Student/Faculty Ratio

Undergraduate - 14 to 1
Graduate - 8 to 1

Academic Year

September - December: day, evening, and weekend
January intersession: day and evening
January - May: day, evening, and weekend
May - August summer sessions: day and evening

Financial Aid

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs are available for eligible students; academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Receive the financial aid you deserve by using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to for details. See more.

Supportive Learning Services (LD Program)

A formal integrated program for students with special needs. See more.


The James J. Shea Sr. Memorial Library contains more than 76,000 volumes, 14,900 bound periodicals, 85,000 units of microfilm, and 600 sound recordings and tapes, and subscriptions to more than 400 current periodicals. Through online database access, innumerable educational resources are available to our students. See more.

We've Got Technology

Take the net with you. No strings attached. Wherever you go on campus, you'll have wireless Internet access to use as you see fit. The college has completed a technology transformation that includes a new wireless network covering the campus inside and out, a FirstClass virtual campus, new desktop computers for staff and new laptop computers for faculty.

AIC has become the first area college to switch to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system, which offers unified messaging. You can access your voice messages in your email as well as fax from your computer.

AIC's Virtual Campus has enabled the College to develop an e-learning community that allow educators, staff, and students to effectively communicate, collaborate, manage information and share knowledge. It gives us the ability to move knowledge at the speed of light, interfacing with the entire AIC community.


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

Student Activities

Student-led and student-centered clubs and organizations; entertainment on campus; public transportations and college shuttle to area events. See more.

Intercollegiate Sports

Winter Sports: Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Ice Hockey; Men's Indoor Track; Women's Indoor Track; Wrestling. See more.

Spring Sports: Baseball; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Outdoor Track; Women's Outdoor Track; Softball; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis. See more.

Fall Sports: Cheerleading; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Field Hockey; Football; Men's Golf; Men's Soccer; Women's Soccer; Women's Volleyball. See more.

Athletic Conferences

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II for all sports except for Division I men's ice hockey. Conferences include the Eastern College Athletic Conference, Northeast-10 Conference, and Atlantic Hockey Association.


American International College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated.

Health sciences programs have additional accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association.

The education preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education for State Licensure eligibility.

The United States Veterans Administration approves American International College programs for veterans.

American International College holds membership in the American Association of Independent Colleges, the American Council of Education, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certifi cation, and the University Continuing Education Association.

American International College is recognized by the American Association of University Women.

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