College Sophomore 2013-09-09T21:08:07Z
Health & Safety:
If you aren't already from a big city you may be nervous at first. Then you learn if you're not a dumb ass things will be fine.
College Sophomore 2013-09-09T21:01:27Z
The university, while being an American University, is still very diverse. We have kids from many other countries beside the United States. It's Paris so the city alone attracts all different sorts of people.
College Sophomore 2013-09-09T20:58:31Z
I do not personally play many sports but what I heard from athletes was not good. No facilities and fairly terrible teams. This is just one view from someone outside the department.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-03T18:03:49Z
Unfortunately it rains quite frequently in Paris. This sometimes disrupts outdoor activities the school has organized.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-03T18:02:48Z
AUP doesn't have dorms so it's not really possible to get busted drinking. Plus, the drinking age in France is 18 so drinking is not a big deal at all.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-03T17:59:53Z
I know a lot of people that smoke (both cigarettes and marijuana), but not much else.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-03T17:58:27Z
There is only one place on campus to eat at and it is usually extremely noisy. It's too bad they got rid of the Subway that was in the Grenelle building--that was perfect.
College Senior 2013-05-30T06:52:33Z
One of the biggest problems at AUP is the lack of a campus dining hall.
College Senior 2013-05-30T06:50:06Z
Students at AUP come from every country in the world. They speak 3,4,5+ languages each. They have multiple ethnicities and come from extremely diverse backgrounds. This aspect of AUP is one of the best parts of the university.
College Senior 2013-05-30T06:47:59Z
Considering that AUP is in the heart of Paris, the strictness is very different compared to a traditional university in the United States. As long as no one is being harmed or doing anything dangerous, anything goes.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T21:53:12Z
The drinking age is 18 and there are lots of clubs.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T21:51:37Z
I got 9,000 euros in financial aid. It only helps a little, though, considering tution alone is 35,000 dollars.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T21:50:11Z
Diversity is huge at AUP! We have over a hundred nationalities.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T21:43:24Z
Guys & Girls:
AUP is mostly made up of female students. Everyone at AUP dresses nicely and the majority of students are very good looking. This is definitely not a 'wear your sweatpants to class' university.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T21:40:46Z
Since there are not on campus housing, it is hard to know exactly. But, most likely drug scene is big at AUP considering we are in Europe.
College Senior 2012-09-06T17:51:33Z
Guys & Girls:
Not for poor people – The girls are beautiful here. About 80% of the guys are gay. Everyone dresses top notch in all designer labels. If you cant afford fancy clothes or dont have an obscene amount of money, dont go here
College Senior 2012-09-06T17:47:41Z
Not Strict at All – The school hosts a bunch of parties at night clubs and there is a bar on campus
College Senior 2012-09-06T17:44:41Z
Extremely Diverse – You will likely find a person from every place on the planet here. However, everyone is of the same economic status: filthy rich
College Senior 2012-04-09T00:41:11Z
Take the Subway – Parking is very very difficult to find all over Paris, so don't even bother buying or bringing a car. Paris is a very convenient city to walk in. The subway is also extremely convenient. There are 3 subway stops close by to the university campus. The subway is generally on-time and is by far the easiest way to travel around the city. Don't bother with taxis, buses or cars. Too expensive and traffic is horrendous. The subway is expensive if you buy one ticket at a time. Much cheaper to buy a yearly student pass called the "Carte ImaginR." Subway stations are an easy walk to most of the destinations you'll ever need to go. And it's easy to find housing around subway stations
College Senior 2012-04-09T00:38:06Z
Almost everyone smokes. Drinking is common, but it is Paris! It's common to find students walking to the local park with bottles of champagne and snacks with friends. And since France has virtually no age restriction, you can buy alcohol at restaurants the minute you get there. There is no alcohol seen at school. However, the school does organize pub crawls with everyone at the university can attend. All the school-organized dances are located at nightclubs. However, the drinking scene is mostly off-campus and generally more for social than for the "cool factor." Although American students in particular tend to take it overboard.
College Senior 2012-04-09T00:31:39Z
Diverse and Open-Minded – The major appeal of this school is not only is it in one of the greatest cities in the world, Paris, it's students and faculty reflect a certain true diversity you cannot find in any college in the US. There are students and faculty from all over the world. 70% of the entire student body is non-American. This brings very interesting perspectives into class room discussions. Because of this the school focuses on making it's students internationally diverse and open-minded about different cultures. It also integrates the wonderful things about Paris into the curriculum, with frequent field trips to its many museums and weekend trips to the likes of England, Italy, Morocco, and many many more countries in the area. The school's student also forces students to embrace Paris as their home. Without dorms, students have to find housing on their own. But this allows students to blend into Parisian life and culture. Overall, attending AUP is a fantastic way for non-francophones to have a chance to live in the great city of Paris, while learning french in the process
College Sophomore 2012-03-30T23:23:10Z
Guys & Girls:
The kids are from around the world, friendly, casual chic, really outgoing, you make friends quickly!
College Sophomore 2012-03-22T01:50:38Z
Health & Safety:
The City – Paris is a large city. The 7th arrondissement, where the school is located, is probably the safest part of Paris to be in.
College Senior 2012-01-09T17:01:27Z
Guys & Girls:
You have a mix at AUP. Absurdly rich kids who spend every night getting hammered at clubs, dirty hipsters and everyone else. Everyone is very trendy. It doesn't matter what you wear, just so long as you make it look good.
College Senior 2012-01-09T16:59:36Z
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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