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AIU Houston Student Life

At American InterContinental University (AIU) Houston Campus, we strive to create an energizing and supportive campus life for all our students. Located in Houston's Westchase District, our campus provides access to the city's distinctive business community in addition to acting as a vibrant social hub for student life. One of the benefits of attending a college campus right here in Houston is that in between studying and classroom discussions, you can take advantage of everything this great city has to offer.

Active Student Communities On and Off Campus

The life of a university student is about more than just studying, and at AIU you'll have the chance to form relationships and experiences that may last long after graduation. Networking and professional opportunities are a part of student life on campus, but you'll also have the chance to join student groups and clubs that may lead to friendships and other interests off campus. For students who are completing coursework online, our active social media communities are a great way to engage with other students and stay updated on campus events, student groups and activities, and other aspects of student life at AIU.

You can also explore the broader Houston area. Our campus is about a 20-minute drive down I-69 to the heart of downtown, and we are just 25-30 minutes from NRG Park (home of the Astrodome) and Toyota Center. So when you want to take a night off to catch a game or a concert you won't have to go far.

Where to Study

We want you to feel at home when you come to class, which is why our campus offers learning environments with computer labs, team rooms, Learning Resource Center, student lounges, library and campus-wide Wi-Fi access. However, for those times when you need to work closer to home, want to meet up with other students to work off campus, or even just need a change of pace, you'll have plenty of options. There are four branches of the Houston Public Library system within 15 minutes of campus (Jungman Branch Library, the Houston Southwest Library, Walter Library, and the Henington-Alief Regional Library) as well as several coffee shops nearby.

Nearby Houston Neighborhoods

Our campus is a quick 15-20 minute commute from several of the Houston neighborhoods that our students call home, including:

  • Woodlake/Briar Meadow (about ten minutes directly east of campus)
  • Briarforest (3.5 miles northwest of campus across the Sam Houston Parkway)
  • Sharpstown (3 miles southeast of campus near Chinatown)
  • Gulfton (about 6 miles slightly southeast of campus, just a short drive down the Westpark Tollway)

There are also a number of great ways to get off campus for a quick break. If you need to go for a walk and get some fresh air to clear your head, Tanglewilde Park is just a quick walk east of campus. If you're looking to spend some more time outdoors, both the Terry Hershey Park, Hike, and Bike Trail and the Buffalo Bayou Bike Trail are only 10 minutes away from campus. You can also use either to get to George Bush Park to the west or Bear Creek Pioneers Park a little further north.

How to Get to Campus

While we are easily accessible from the nearby Woodlake/Briar Meadow, Briarforest and Sharpstown neighborhoods, our campus is also located along four of Houston's METRO public transit bus lines, including:

  • 25 Richmond Bus
  • 153 Harwin Express Bus
  • 151 Westpark Express Bus
  • 46 Gessner Bus

For those looking to commute from a little further, we are just off the Westpark Tollway and the Sam Houston Parkway, with plenty of parking options close by. Are you interested in enrolling at AIU Houston? Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information about our degree program offerings.

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