College Senior 2013-12-01T23:56:09Z
Student life condones open bar activities, the end of the year parties are giant binge drinking fiestas, if you don't drink you WONT have friends at AUR... its as simple as that
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:58:21Z
I was admitted into the International Relations program, and I don't believe it's particularly difficult whatsoever. Same goes for any other program/major here.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:58:21Z
It's just a liberal arts college with 9 majors, so very little options there. The internships I've heard are good, with options like NATO and the UN.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:56:18Z
The overall tuition isn't bad for an American University, plus I automatically received an academic scholarship which brings it down even further. The school gives out loans which apparently don't always come on time, but I haven't heard of anyone receiving need-based grants.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:54:30Z
There's only one computer lab with both PCs and Macs. Some days it's packed and others you can get on a computer with ease. The tech support people are helpful, and there's wifi everywhere on campus which is usually reliable. I think a laptop is necessary for work a home though.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:52:29Z
Off-campus housing is definitely better than on-campus when it comes to cost and location. There are lots of cool, old apartments for rent in fun neighborhoods. It's just hard to find ones which allow students and landlords who speak a little english.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:50:43Z
Guys & Girls:
We really do have resident students from all over, so looks are a wild card. I'd say that there are most attractive girls than guys, and very few attractive guys whatsoever. Everyone dresses well at AUR. Lots of hipster style and some cliques. I haven't been particularly impressed with the people here; there are few outwardly 'friendly' people.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:46:14Z
There's just boys and girls soccer. Lots of student go to those games, but I'm not particularly interested in soccer. There's literally nothing else school-related.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:43:45Z
Health & Safety:
There isn't any campus security to my knowledge... we have a gate that you need a student ID to get in to. I don't ever feel unsafe though, it's a quiet neighborhood and a closed community.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:41:56Z
The weather is wonderful and surprisingly similar to my home state of Florida: very sunny and warm almost year round.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:41:20Z
There are some cool clubs and bars in Rome if you go out and look for them. The school sometimes plans events at clubs or bars (i.e. for halloween and welcoming new students). The drinks and entry fees are really pricey and so are taxi fees is your destination is far away. Public transportation is always an option and is usually reliable.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:34:21Z
It's Italy, so really anything goes. Tons of students smoke outside, and weed is present off-campus in some social groups. No one enforces anything. Alcohol is virtually unlimited.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:32:50Z
There are really only two buildings in a tiny block of space, plus a small library down the hill which I've never used. One building is for administration, reception, and a student lounge the size of a bedroom, while the other is for classes. There is no air conditioning and the desks are all old, broken, and tiny. The only hangout area is the "garden" which is the small entrance way with some tables and benches, plus a foosball table.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:29:09Z
The Apartments selected by campus housing are first of all, not on campus, and second of all, a gigantic rip-off. There is no dorm-style social atmosphere, which I am missing, and depending on the neighborhood you are thrown into, there isn't much to do in your area. The price is completely and absolutely ridiculous to live with so many people in a small apartment, and you have to move out every semester. For study abroads and first-year students, you are almost forced into student housing because you don't know anyone yet and yes, it is the easiest option. The apartment comes with Wifi which is great, but so do other apartments at half the cost. The zone in which the apartments are is just like the suburb of any italian city: nothing interesting going on and nothing to do close by. I highly recommend finding an apartment in a good location.
College Freshman 2013-11-08T18:23:56Z
AUR has a diverse student body (not including study abroads) and is located on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful city of Rome. That being said, I feel that the academics are sub-par. The professors are generally well-educated, but there is a lack of seriousness and rigor. The campus is minimal, with barely any student organizations, sports, facilities, etc. and so far I simply haven't ever felt like I belonged here.
College Sophomore 2013-10-19T19:40:14Z
There is a variety of Mac and PC computers to use and they are all pretty new. The only problem is that around exam time everyone crowds in to use them.
College Sophomore 2013-10-19T19:38:51Z
The campus is small and in Italy so it is not a typical campus. If you do really live here and have a car or scooter then you could find parking but they do not have actual parking spaces.
College Sophomore 2013-10-19T19:33:52Z
Off campus housing is so worth it because you get nicer places than university housing with the cheeper price and usually better locations and bigger beds. It is so worth it, the challenge is just availability.
College Sophomore 2013-10-19T19:31:51Z
There is no Greek Life.
College Sophomore 2013-10-19T19:29:17Z
It all depends where you want to go and what you want. If the place is in a touristy area, obviously it will be expensive. It is in a more localized part of the town then it will be cheeper, sometimes even amazingly cheep with amazingly good service, food and atmosphere.
There are endless numbers of places to try out and endless varieties from Italian obviously, fast foods, asian (chinese, japanese, thai, and more), some steak houses and a good variety of indian restaurants but not many mexican or spanish restaurants.
College Freshman 2013-09-17T22:33:28Z
The location of the school is a top a beautiful hill and is right by one of Rome's coolest neighborhoods, Trastevere. You can always find busy bars and restaurants; plus the historic center of Rome is just across the river. The neighborhood where most of the student housing is relatively boring, however; you have to walk about 20 minutes to get to the all the action.
College Freshman 2013-09-17T22:28:10Z
The buses are the only way to get around; and are almost never on time or reliable. Walking is always your best bet.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-26T16:31:23Z
Not many options local to grab a small bite to eat on lunch unfortunately but if you take a 15 minute walk down into Trastevere there are many options but of course naturally it can be touristic and bit overpriced at some places. The good part is almost everywhere you go around Rome has Free wi-fi available when you dine. The nearest places to AUR even still are a bit overpriced then what you can find near Vial Quatro Venti. Alices Pizza is my favorite closest to AUR, you can get 4 slices of pizza for 3eur!
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-26T16:26:35Z
The housing off campus is much more affordable and highly recommended. The only thing is you do need to have or find additional roommates to make these living situations affordable. Because Rome is the "big city" or NY of Italy it can be pricier in some areas, also to even live on your own in a studio. Monte Verdi Vecchio, San Lorenzo, and few and far between of Trastevere are some of the affordable neighborhoods. Ask around or asking other students who have off campus housing is a great way to find the perfect apartments, areas, and apartment hunting firms.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-26T16:21:06Z
The teams can be quite small and is much different then the ideal sports teams in the states where many people come from to Study.
BUT this school has other great relative programs that keep students active such as yoga, bootcamp, and a large runners team. These activities are usually offered separate at an affordable student cost.
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