Off-Campus Housing

Undergrads
743
Tuition
$36,400
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Rent is expensive in Paris

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I suggest finding your own living space while at AUP.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Paris is extremely expensive but the university is very helpful in finding an affordable place. They do all the work for you because apartment-hunting is Paris is a nightmare.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is no on-campus living. The university helps you find a place to live in this new city.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: God Awful. A majority of students rent apartment across the city. Getting your apartment through AUP is hit or miss. A majority of landlords rent their apartment to students to avoid paying taxes, so students end up having to deal with a lot of crazy stuff. Rent is also hideously expensive. The Housing Office tries their best to help students, but fails magnificently every time. Another housing option is the Campusea dorms. Those are relatively nice but in the middle of nowhere.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alicia Soomaroo
Hometown
Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Major
Comparative Literature/International Economics
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The American University of Paris houses students in affordable studios in different areas of Paris (depending on the student's budget), which would normally be very expensive since the cost of living in Paris is extremely high. The University finds accommodations that are usually not very far from campus buildings and transportation. Some college students choose to live in group housing for a semester or longer. Arrangements like this should be made with the Housing Office in advance to ensure that the accommodations are available. Students are also given the opportunity to search for housing independently from what the University offers.

It is important to keep some factors in mind when choosing student accommodations, such as the thought that a student should not live far from campus if they tend to sleep in late. Also, there are transportation strikes in France where the service on many metro lines is cut down. It would be important to look for an alternate route since a strike is not an excuse to miss classes.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
100%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
100%
Best Time to Look for a Place
It's good to keep an eye out all through the year because something might come up. Check magazines (like FUSAC) and other sources, and you might get lucky. The best time to switch is probably between semesters.
Popular Areas
The most popular area for students to live in is the 6eme. There are many French universities surrounding that area and the students usually mix in the Quartier Latin.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 7 responses

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  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 25% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 12% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 50% Somewhat helpful.
  • 50% Extremely helpful.
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