Fast Facts

The College

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

The Campus

  • 25 buildings in the neo-Georgian tradition
  • 72 acres that feel suburban, right in the midst of an urban setting

The City

  • AIC is located in the geographic center of Springfield, MA
  • 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

  • Three schools, each headed by its own dean:
    • Business, Arts & Sciences
    • Health Sciences
    • Graduate & Adult Education

Undergraduate Majors

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, hospitality, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sports management, and more.


1,486 undergraduate students, and 2,055 graduate students for a total of 3,541 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.

Supportive Learning Services (LD Program)

A formal integrated program for students with special needs.


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, plus subscriptions to more than 400 current periodicals. Through online database access, innumerable educational resources are available to our students.

Computing Technology

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 (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system, which offers unified calling and messaging, plus access to voice messages in your email and faxes from your computer.


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

Student Activities

Dozens of student-led and student-centered clubs and organizations; entertainment on campus; public transportations, and college shuttle to area events.

Intercollegiate Sports

  • Fall Sports
    • Cheerleading
    • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
    • Field Hockey
    • Football
    • Men’s and Women’s Golf
    • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
    • Women’s Volleyball
  • Winter Sports
    • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
    • Ice Hockey
    • Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track
    • Wrestling
  • Spring Sports
    • Baseball
    • Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse
    • Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track
    • Softball
    • Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Athletic Conferences

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II for all sports except for Men’s Ice Hockey (Division I). 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 through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the college. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive
Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: (781) 271-0022

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

The education preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for state licensure eligibility. American International College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation;
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in accounting, economics/finance, general business, healthcare management, international business, management, marketing, sports and recreation management.

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 Certification, and the University Continuing Education Association.

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

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