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Alliant International University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 2001, Alliant International University has been offering students with high-quality education providing undergraduate and graduate programs in various study areas to students who want to pursue their studies in the USA. Alliant International University is a California-based private university with the main campus in San Diego. 

The educational courses offered at Alliant are accredited by the California State Board of Education while psychology studies are accredited by the American Psychology Association. The university was formed by a merger between three legacy institutions: San Francisco Law School founded in 1909, United States International University (USIU) founded in 1927, and the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) founded in 1969. 

The university is home to around 150 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students at the San Diego campus. Offering students with affordable education and ways to finance their studies in the USA, Alliant International University enrolls students from diverse communities providing a learning environment.

Alliant International University Student Enrollment


Year of Establishment1969
LocationSan Diego
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Annual Acceptance Rate97%
Number of undergraduate students150
Number of graduate students1,200
Campus HousingNot Available
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL

Alliant International University Campus

The primary campus of Alliant International University San Diego, California lies at the hillsides of Scripps Ranch. The campus is around 10 miles away from the beach. The campus is home to several classroom buildings, a large lecture hall, MacDonald Hall, and the University Student Center. Approximately 1,200 graduate students and 150 undergraduate students enrolled at the San Diego campus of Alliant International University.

The university also has other campuses located in Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. 

Housing/ Residence Facilities

There is no housing faculty offered on campus but the University encourages exploring what the city of San Diego has to offer. Students are required to look for off-campus student housing options near the university campus. The University has ties with two residentials which offers rooms to students 

  • Anatolia Corporate Housing, located in Mirada at La Jolla Colony and Costa Verde Apartments. Around 8.4 miles away from the campus, that means a 20-minute drive. They offer fully furnished shared and private rooms alongside amenities like wireless internet, assigned parking, cable TV, and VCRs. The complex has swimming pools, a business center, maid services, and a fitness center.
  • Ascent at the Campus of Life, this a tie project with the University. The campus is within a walking distance from the housing.

Programs/ Courses offered at Alliant International University

Alliant International University offers students with several degree programs which include bachelor, master and doctorate degrees along with a few certificates and vocational courses. The university also offers online programs.

The areas of study offered at the university include Psychology, Education, Forensics, Law, Business. All the programs at the university are offered through the six academic schools. 

Application Process at Alliant International University

Application: Students can fill an online application for admission at Alliant International University.

Application Fee: 65 USD

Admission Requirement:

  • Completed application form
  • Academic transcripts from secondary school, college or other educational institutions attended. 
  • English language proficiency
ExamMinimum Scores Required for UG admissionMinimum Scores Required for Graduate admission
TOEFL- iBT5070
  • 1-2 pages essay
  • Financial Certification form

Cost of Attendance

The tuition fee for undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the university are:

ProgramAmount per unit (in USD)
All undergraduate programs605
MA in Organizational Psychology1,198
MAE in Teaching719
Data Analytics725
MS in Applied Criminology1,016

Other expenses that are to be incurred by the students at Alliant International University:

ExpensesAmount for Undergraduate Students (in USD)Amount for Graduate Students (in USD)
Books and Supplies1,9722,070
Room and Board15,08022,500
Personal Expenses4,4124,410

The above fee mentioned are the estimated annual expenses that a student has to incur apart from the tuition and fees. These charges vary from person to person and program to program. 

Scholarship and Financial Aids

Alliant International University offers over 25 scholarships for students to finance their studies in the USA. A few of the scholarships offered at the university are: 

  • A.L. and Sophie Shapiro Scholarship: Two students get 1,500 USD scholarships. Students are required to submit a scholarship application along with a resume and an essay. 
  • Allan Harry Rhoads Scholarship: One student gets 600 USD as the scholarship amount. Students are required to submit a resume, statement of intent and an abstract of dissertation. 
  • Alliant International University Alumni Grant: 2,500 USD for Alliant Alumni who enroll in a Master's Degree level program; 5,000 USD for Alliant Alumni who enroll in a Doctoral Degree level program. To be eligible for the same. Students must be an Alliant graduate and must meet the admission requirements and be fully admitted to the program. 

Other notable scholarships include Andrew Curry Memorial Scholarship, Ann Hozier Scholarship, Arthur Kovacs Academic Merit Scholarship, Callan Smith Meltzoff Scholarship etc. 

Students can also apply for international scholarships or education loans to finance their studies at Alliant International University. 

Alumni Network

Unlike every other University with such profound name, Alliant International University also has a rich set of alumni. Some big names include,

  • Sergio Albert, former NFL player 
  • Cheryl Arutt, retired actor, clinical and forensic psychologist 
  • Denise Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State 
  • Judy Chu, Congresswoman, California House of Representatives 
  • Jamie Foxx- actor, singer, comedian, writer, record producer, and rapper 
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Alliant International University Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population5344
FAFSA Code011117
Application Cost$65
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$18,921 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-61- -
IELTS-5.5- -
PTE-44- -

Alliant International University Acceptance Rate


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Total Applicants


Total Enrolled






Undergraduate Program80.0%
Total Applicants2639
Total Enrolled2111
Graduate Programs80.0%
Total Applicants4042
Total Enrolled3233

Alliant International University Enrollment

Alliant International University Enrollment5344
Undergraduate Enrollment2111
Graduate Enrollment3233

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$18,921 / Year
Post Graduate Program$10,845 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,854 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,294 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,434 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,108 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,098 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association


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