Alliant International University

Alliant International University is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institution that prepares students for professional careers in psychology, forensics, education, business, and law. With over 4000 students, we have five schools – representing each of these disciplines – and six campuses located throughout California in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Fresno, and Sacramento. Internationally, we have a campus in Mexico City, accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo, plus a number of partnerships with universities in Asia and Europe.

Alliant offers graduate programs across all of its campuses. Our bachelor’s degree programs are located in San Diego and Mexico City. San Diego is the only campus that offers on-site housing and dining facilities.

As a professional practice university, we prepare students to work in a multicultural/ international world.  Our approach to education combines theory and practice; scholarship and application. Our mission is to train professionals who are able to solve real-world challenges in the communities in which they work – wherever in the world they may be.

Alliant’s Schools:


  • California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
  • California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)
  • Hufstedler School of Education
  • School of Management
  • San Francisco Law School

For more information about Alliant’s Schools, please click here.

Student demographics

Alliant’s student population is very diverse, with 39 percent of students representing either an ethnic minority (Native American, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic) or a foreign country. Students come to Alliant from over 75 countries worldwide including Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and U.A.E.  The age range for Alliant students is 20-80 with the majority falling in the 25-35 age group.  The student body is 72 percent female – slightly higher in Psychology and lower in Business and Management.

ESL program and/or support services

The International Language Education and Center (ILEC) at Alliant International University offers English language courses for non-native speakers of English.

The ILEC English language program assists students in developing the English skills that are necessary for the successful completion of university undergraduate and graduate course work. The courses in the ESL program have been designed to develop English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, from intermediate to advanced proficiency levels. The length of study in the ESL program varies according to the student’s entrance level, with most students completing the English program within one year. Each competency level requires one semester of intensive study.

Taking the Alliant English Proficiency Test (EPT) is an admissions requirement for all international students who do not meet the TOEFL requirement listed for their specific academic program. The exam is taken prior to first-time registration and is offered on the San Diego campus during the orientation period each semester.

Based on EPT results, students will be:

  1. assigned to one or more ESL courses, or
  2. allowed to begin their degree program immediately.

The English Proficiency Test measures a student’s abilities in reading, grammar, writing, listening and speaking skills. Each skill is evaluated separately; therefore, students may place at different levels in different skill areas.

Student Housing options

Housing is available at the San Diego campus only. Click here for more information.

Room & Board
Single $5,055
Double $3,670
“Suite” Single $5,740
“Suite” Double $7,490

Application deadlines

Applications for undergraduates and for selected graduate programs are on a rolling admission basis. We continue to accept qualified applicants until the start of each term, as space allows. Many of our programs fill up quickly, so we encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible to secure their position and desired start date. Graduate programs are likely to have application deadlines.

For graduate application deadlines please contact:

Lionel Remesha 

Coordinator, International Students and Scholars Office

Tel: 858.635.4564

Fax: 858.635.4555 

Admission requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements:


  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Application fee


  • Official high school transcripts
  • Application fee

Graduate Admission Requirements:

Graduate admission requirements may vary by school, program and campus.

Most graduate applicants will require the following:

  • Official transcripts
  • Recommendation letters
  • A personal essay
  • Application Fee

For more specific information, please contact Lionel Remesha.

International Student visas issued

F1 and J1

Cost of attendance and financial assistance

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