College Freshman 2012-07-04T19:02:40Z
Health & Safety:
Not Much Experience, but Safe All the Way – I have not yet started school here, but I feel very safe whenever I walk on the campus. Good lighting and there are always people around.
College Junior 2012-06-17T21:11:14Z
I do not live on campus, but it is mostly for international students.
College Junior 2012-06-17T21:09:24Z
very expensive, and parking spots are mostly on dirt.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T02:21:26Z
The most diverse school you will find!!! If you are looking for diversity then this is the place to go. I don't think I took any course at the school in which a few students or even a teacher is from another country. There are many Asians, a few Africans, Europeans ( lot of French, German, and Easterners), and then of course there are many from Mexico and South America. This school is excellent if you are in the International Relations or Business program since most of your projects and classes you will have quite a bit of interaction with foreigners.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T02:17:01Z
Challenging with an excellent faculty – I chose this school based on its faculty and class sizes, as well as its international atmosphere. I was sold on the fact that one of my teachers for several classes was the author of one of my all time favorite books on war history. I'm giving the minus because of the schedule for some subjects. For example, I had to take statistics to complete my degree and it was taught in an 8 week course. Although it is awesome to get it over with so fast since it can be a pain, I think it would be better place on a traditional 16 week schedule. Overall, I am very pleased with my choice.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T02:12:00Z
Right in San Diego...Not too far from the beach and its always somewhere in the 70's. What a place!
College Sophomore 2012-04-02T22:40:25Z
I am in nightclass. Half of these questions did not pertain to my degree or the times that were offered. I think the program I am in is good so far. I am learning a lot. It is intense which is good for a graduate degree.
College Sophomore 2012-04-02T22:35:50Z
Computer Lab – Good for basic use. Some do not work and some work well.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-08T20:29:52Z
Not the Average Campus – The campus is relatively small, but has most of the provisions students may need. The library is small but has a good deal of online access to materials that may not be in the library. The campus is very clean and well kept. The school keeps students very well informed of outside activities that are relevant and helpful for students in the continuation of their education.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-08T20:26:54Z
Better in Classrooms – The computers in the library are rather dated and can be slow. However, the computers in the classrooms are much newer, run faster, and have better programs. It helps if students bring their own laptops to class. The school provides free WiFi.
College Sophomore 2011-12-14T08:11:32Z
It was a great experience although challenging. I had to have an entrance interview by a student and faculty. The most important criteria would be showing that you are a well rounded student. They did accept late applications, which was a plus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-26T09:07:59Z
Yes, we have wireless access, but for the most part something is alway going wrong. You definitely need your own computer. Lab is a bit dated.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-26T09:03:58Z
Center of Irvine – Irvine is rated safest city in United Sates. There is something to do every day of the week. Local atmosphere is great. Local restaurants, movies, coffee shops, shopping. Everything within 5 -10 minute drive.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-10T13:51:38Z
Food on Campus – Sometimes the food is alright, but most of the time it's not good and expensive.
College Sophomore 2011-08-15T16:29:06Z
Forensic Psychology Program – There is a lot of interesting information that is being offered in the program. I absolutely love the program and feel that given the knowledge and experience I've gained the last 5-6 years, it will be more than helpful in obtaining great success in this field.
College Sophomore 2011-08-15T16:22:25Z
Curriculum Is Fantastic – Since I'm in the doctorate program, the workload and the academic courses are perfectly suited to what I want to accomplish. Professors are also very knowledgeable in their field and show a great passion for it.
College Sophomore 2011-08-15T16:19:16Z
Area Attractions Are Great – There are numerous attractions and places that students can go for entertainment. This can be anything from shopping, bars, movies, arts, and state parks. The atmosphere is very down to earth and laid back in Fresno and around Alliant.
College Junior 2011-07-16T18:33:29Z
Alliant is a professional school so Greek life is non-existent. Everyone is receiving their Master's, Doctorate, or continuing education, so Greek life is a non-factor.
College Junior 2011-07-16T18:32:25Z
The "off-campus" housing is expensive; being from Ohio $650+ for a tiny 2 bedroom is unnecessary. Despite this, it may be possible to find a place that is nice though if you do you will need a car. Some students complained that the housing near campus has poor maintenance and amenities; one of the complexes has really tiny apartments for astronomical rates (though the apartment grounds are nice); it's relatively safe, or as safe as any medium sized city with some crime can possibly be.
College Junior 2011-07-16T18:29:13Z
LOTS of Work – The workload is often overwhelming but if you are diligent, work with your fellow students and talk to the professors before it is too far out of control you should be able to manage it. The curriculum is very streamlined and, fortunately, a variety of elective courses are offered.
The clinical practicum process is like an interview process so it is good practice for the internship interviews that you will have to contend with, eventually. The facilities are clean and the staff is amazing (the staff would get an A++, the only reason for the A- is that there were some mix ups with regards to some courses which caused undue difficulties for a variety of students-this problem has been solved so it is a non-issue for future students; nevertheless, it was present so it has to be accounted for).
College Junior 2011-07-16T18:19:31Z
The financial aid process is typical; the financial aid advisor is easy to talk to.
Notes/Suggestions: It is absolutely necessary to have as many scholarships as possible because the tuition is high. Furthermore, since it is a professional school it does not seem to have as many scholarships available as regular public schools so definitely search for outside sources for scholarships.
College Junior 2011-07-16T18:12:55Z
Professional and Working on Student Life – The campus policies are dictated so that students can survive as professionals. The processes for addressing concerns are similar to professional/work situations. The student life is minimal but the Student Government works diligently to provide opportunities for students to interact with each other, outside of class and off of campus. This is a GREAT thing, considering this is a professional school.
College Junior 2011-07-16T18:08:08Z
California School for Professional Psychology – Alliant-CSPP at Fresno has many positives; the classes are small, the professors and staff are personable and everyone wants you to succeed. The workload is extremely rigorous, so if you plan to go there prepare to not have a life (but that is to be expected of graduate programs). You will learn to administer and interpret projective personality tests (i.e. Rorschach and Draw-a-Person) in the first year, which is different from other schools and IMO a great advantage of attending a professional psychology school. The PhD program is very rigorous and the research practicum process is set up to enable students to learn to research before they start working on their dissertation.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-05T18:17:37Z
It doesn't apply to this school, as it is too small for it's own transportation.
College Senior 2011-03-05T04:20:56Z
I know a guy that still currently uses and abuses drugs that goes to Alliant International University in Irvine and he is in the PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy program. He works as a therapist providing therapy to drug addicts at the Jail in Orange County, CA. I'm concerned that he can be harming his already sick clients because he is still using and abusing drugs. He is still using LSD and Mescaline along with other drugs on a weekly to bi-weekly basis at weekend parties and at his home. He is supposed to be a recovered Meth Addict, but I don't really know for certain. Isn't it Alliant International University's responsibility to keep track of dangerous therapists like him? It looks like I'm going to have to write a letter to whomever overseas therapists and psychologists to see if there is anything they can do to stop this person from harming his clients with his unethical drug addicted behaviors.
I also know another person that applied to Alliant International University and she is also a drug and alcohol recovering addict, and she said that they admitted her to their doctoral programs right away. She applied for 2 of their doctoral programs while Alliant International University accepted her right away (almost instantly) even when they knew about her "previous drug and alcohol addiction." My family, co-workers, and friends had a discussion about Alliant and how they are admitting primarily people from drug and alcohol addiction backgrounds, and that are still addicted to their drugs and alcohol, which makes me question how ethical and moral Alliant is. Alliant International University's practices are apparently unethical and immoral because how can they admit people that say "they are recovered drug and alcohol addicts" when they aren't recovered and are still abusing and using drugs and alcohol? I know too much about who and what Alliant International University admits into their programs, and it is appalling to see that they admit alcohol and drug addicts into their program that are still currently using and abusing right behind the Alliant's back. What is even more devastating is that these therapists are supposed to be "helping" the drug and alcohol addicts to recover when the therapist is not even recovered himself. This is incredibly unethical, disappointing, and saddening.
It doesn't surprise me that Alliant International University in Irvine (or in whatever city they're located) admits students that are currently drug and/or alcohol addicted individuals. Alliant is not a good school. If you're thinking about applying to graduate schools to be a counselor/therapist/psychologist or for anything then you'd benefit more by applying to a better school. My co-workers, family, and friends, and I have discussed this topic at length and have come to the conclusion that it may be difficult, but study and work harder to get A+ in classes that you think the admissions team will care more about. It is also wise to study and take the GRE because many of the graduate schools still require those scores simply as a formality, but don't factor them into the admissions decision making process. In other words, your GRE scores don't matter, yet they are still required in the admission decision making process at many universities.
Basically, attending Alliant International University is not advised! Run away from this "school"! Run far away! Save yourself their lack of morality and ethics!
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