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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus and the neighborhood are both very safe, even at night. Most cafes are closed by midnight and the streets are pretty quiet. (Students will find more nightlife in other neighborhoods in Paris, a short metro or taxi ride away). There have been some cases of theft, but that is probably because there are a lot of tourists in this part of the city and that often comes along with pickpockets and theft. Students should be conscience to not leave out their smart phones and laptops where they can easily be taken. Other than petty theft, there are few concerns about safety at and near AUP.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety is great on the surface. The neighborhood is great, no incidents on campus, etc. However, there are drug and alcohol abuse situations, and even sexual assault outside of class time. I have never encountered any of the above, and I am not easily pressured into reckless behavior, but I have known people who suffered through consequences of one or the other. Not much that the school can do about these, as this is common on any campus - but our Student Affairs and Outreach seem to be on top of it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never been to the health and safety department but they are there if you need them. AUP is supportive in that aspect.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Paris is an incredibly safe city. The university is located in one of the safest and wealthiest neighborhoods of Paris.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: University is located in a very nice neighborhood where one feels absolutely safe.

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Alicia Soomaroo
Hometown
Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Major
Comparative Literature/International Economics
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The University is located in the seventh arrondissement, which is the heart of Paris, and it's surrounded by many historic landmarks which are almost always populated by tourists. It is a very secure area, and it is uncommon to walk more than a few blocks without finding a police car on patrol. The University itself is considered a secure place by its students, who don't think twice about wandering in the surrounding area into the early hours of the morning on the weekends.

It is easy to forget that Paris is a big city when the University and its students are situated in such a safe location. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are places in Paris where it is not the best idea to venture out to on one's own or late at night. These areas are usually unappealing to students anyway, since they do not carry the preconceived charm of Paris. Most of the metros on the outskirts of Paris or near popular tourist areas give warnings against pickpockets and other petty theft. It is important to remember that crime does exist in the city; it is just not as widespread as it is in other places.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Police Department
01.45.67.50.50 (emergency)
www.aup.edu/main/student_life/health/emergencies.htm
Safety Services
Desk attendants in all of the buildings from opening to close
Health Center
Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou
20 Rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris
01.56.09.20.00
www.aup.edu/main/student_life/health/emergencies.htm
Health Services
Injury treatment

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 9 responses

  • 27% None
  • 20% Excessive drinking
  • 20% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Drugs
  • 7% Dorm safety
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Non-students on campus
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 44% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 67% We have campus police?
  • 11% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 11% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 33% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 67% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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