American International College

For other educational institutions with similar names, see American International University.
American International College
Motto Post Tenebras Lux
Motto in English
"Light after Darkness"
Type Private
Established July 18, 1885
President Vincent M. Maniaci
Undergraduates 1,723
Postgraduates 454
Location Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
42°06′45″N 72°33′28″W / 42.1126°N 72.5578°W / 42.1126; -72.5578Coordinates: 42°06′45″N 72°33′28″W / 42.1126°N 72.5578°W / 42.1126; -72.5578
Campus urban
Colors Black, Gold and White[1]
Nickname Yellow Jackets
Historical postcard depicting Daughters of the American Revolution Hall located on the main campus

American International College (AIC) is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts.


American International College was originally established on July 18, 1885, as the French Protestant College by Rev. Calvin E. Amaron, who sought to create an institution of higher learning that would provide the local French Protestant minority with access to higher education. Over the years the college expanded its admissions program to include women, in 1892, as well as minorities who were not of French origin and had immigrated to Western Massachusetts from other parts of Europe and Canada. Today, the college is a thriving multi-cultural institution of higher learning that continues to emphasize its commitment to the local community.


The college offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including master's and doctoral degrees and certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS). There are three schools which focus on their respective academic areas: the School of Business, Arts, and Sciences; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Graduate and Adult Education.


The school competes in NCAA Division II, and is a member of the Northeast-10 Conference. The exception is the school's men's ice hockey team, which is a member of the Division I, Atlantic Hockey Association,

AIC also has a college rugby program that was founded in 2009 and began play in 2010.[2] The rugby program is part of the school's athletic department, has varsity status, with rugby scholarships available for students.[3] AIC plays in Division I in the East Coast Rugby Conference. AIC rugby is led by head coach Joshua Macy.

Notable alumni




  1. "Logo Usage & Brand Standards Manual" (PDF). American International College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. AIC Rugby, Fast Facts,
  3. USA Rugby, American International College,

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