American University of Paris Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Not Reported
Website
www.aup.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
743
Part-Time Undergrads
Not Reported
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$36,400
Out-of-State Tuition
$36,400
Room & Board
$18,900
Acceptance Rate
Not Reported
Admission Difficulty
Not Available

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • It is situated in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
  • There is a wide variety of courses to take and there really is something for everyone.
  • For the most part, professors are very understanding and will make appointments to see students who ask.
  • Just because it is the American University of Paris does not mean that the majority of students are American. There are many students with foreign backgrounds and this really breaks down the barriers that prevent cultural awareness.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The unpredictable weather
  • The small classes that fill up quickly during registration
  • You can sometimes feel like you're always in school.
  • It seems like long-term assignments are due at the same time as research papers.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

When students moan about University life over drinks, anyone passing by would assume that the students are just wasting their time at the University and not getting anything in return. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Students have the inalienable right to complain about anything that needs complaining about, with no one better to do it but themselves. The truth is, acceptance into the American University of Paris and within the University community is one of the greatest things to happen to most of the students. There's opportunity in the name of this institution. The ability to live independently abroad and be immersed in another culture, the humor that can be found in an individual's reaction to culture shock, and the whole experience in general—all of these things collectively make up what AUP is really about.

There is a definite advantage that comes with being at AUP. There's more to University life than just sitting around drinking, laughing, and forgetting that college doesn't last forever. In the end, all the memories blur together about what new clubs opened and who was there and with whom. It's about the individual a student becomes through his time spent at the American University of Paris. This not only includes a student's University education, but also his education of people and places and how he relates to all of this in the world. The University is a living, breathing, and changing example of how every individual makes up the community he lives in. There is a definite advantage in knowing what can be done with the strength of fresh individuality and a new, open perspective.

AU of Paris Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Rent is expensive in Paris

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is difficult in Paris

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing consists of personal apartments, so if you have the money you can find yourself an amazing place that doesn't even compare to the average college dorm.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is a small word, the campus represents everyone and everything. Over a 100 nationalities, dozens of religions and political beliefs - it is extremely difficult to define the campus in one way or another.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol visibility is quite high, but is not of issue on campus - everyone here is of legal age (18 in France), and nobody gets piss drunk in the AMEX. Drug visibility is low, but most students know that it is far from non-existent. I have not encountered peer pressure to a significant extent, but non-smokers are generally left out.

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