AIU Atlanta Student Life

American InterContinental University’s online and on-campus learning environments reflect one another: both are vibrant spaces dedicated to learning and the open exchange of ideas. But, there’s something special about campus life in one of the South’s premier cities, Atlanta. Business and learning opportunities can be plentiful, and there are social spaces available to students when classes aren’t in session.

Take Advantage of the Community — On-Campus and Off

The daily life of a student may revolve around family, full-time work and studying. However, there may also be opportunities to enhance both your learning experience and your social life at AIU Atlanta. Part of student life can involve engaging with peers, and you’ll find that the AIU Atlanta community is filled with student groups advancing interests in their fields of study as well as in their recreational pursuits.


You can also take advantage of our robust online resources in the form of the AIU Online Library or interact with other students completing their coursework online. Part of what makes campus life at AIU unique is the seamless integration of in-person and online students who are all pursuing their educational goals.


As a part of the Atlanta metro area, AIU Atlanta students have access to numerous learning opportunities and entertainment options. All of the business opportunities of the city are just a 20-minute drive south along I-85.


Professional sporting events occur regularly located near our campus. For football fans, the Atlanta Falcons play at the Georgia Dome, located 15 miles north of the city. Or if baseball is more your speed, you can catch an Atlanta Braves game at Sun Trust Park, just 20 minutes away from our campus on I-285.

Places to Study Near Atlanta Campus

While in school, you may find yourself studying in a variety of places. On our Atlanta campus, students have access to team rooms, student lounges and the AIU library, with Wi-Fi access throughout the campus.

Being so close to downtown Atlanta, there are plenty of prime locations to study off-campus as well. The Dunwoody Library, for instance, is just a seven-minute drive east of campus, and offers study rooms and Wi-Fi access. Sandy Springs Public Library is also just a six-minute drive west and offers similar resources. If you prefer a more casual environment, you’ll be pleased to find a Starbucks right next to the Sandy Springs MARTA station.

Nearby Atlanta Neighborhoods

AIU’s Atlanta campus can make the life of a university student quite pleasant thanks to our proximity to several local neighborhoods, including:

  • Buckhead – 20 minutes south by car or accessible via MARTA’s Red Line
  • Brookhaven – 15 minutes to the south by car or accessible via MARTA’s Red and Gold Lines
  • Peachtree Park – 15 minutes south by car or accessible via MARTA’s Red Line
  • Garden Hills – 20 minutes south by car or accessible via MARTA’s Red Line

If you feel the need to explore outdoors, you can do so visiting one of several parks within a 20-minute drive of campus. These parks have multi-use trails and sports facilities:

  • Sandy Springs Ridgeview Park
  • Murphey Candler Park
  • Blackburn Park
  • Allen Park

Getting to Campus

AIU is conveniently located near the Sandy Springs MARTA station, making campus access easy even if you live in heart of Atlanta. Public transit options that stop near campus include:

  • MARTA Red Line
  • 148 Sandy Springs/Riveredge Parkway Bus
  • Perimeter Shuttle from Sandy Springs Transit Station

If you’re commuting via car, you can take advantage of the Sandy Springs Transit Station parking garage, which is just a short walk from AIU’s Atlanta campus. For more information about our Atlanta campus or local degree programs, contact an AIU Advisor.

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