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Private not-for-profit
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Athletic Conference
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31 Avenue Bosquet CEDEX 07
Paris, undefined 75007
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American University of Paris Reviews

140 reviews
For the independent city-lover who is focused on travel and culture exploration, AUP may be the ideal school. Classes are small, professors are very good, yet occasionally other students are not as driven to succeed. Must be a self-starter to excel, although there are opportunities for academic help (the student-run writing lab). Sports and extra-curriculars are very minimal, yet it is possible to start your own clubs. Housing is hit-and-miss: the "dorm-style" building of studio apartments had little sense of community- room with other AUP students! COH (housing program for ugrad) is not the easiest to work with. Prices are incredibly high, but they are generally good at fixing repairs that have been filed online. If you have a severe problem with your housing situation, contact them sooner than later so that they will take you seriously.
Excellent study trips! 10/10!
Overall AUP is a solid school. For the independent, open-minded explorer, AUP and the city of lights is life-changing.
Review American University of Paris
1. Social: I would not recommend AUP for a visiting student who does not speak French, you will end up with a bunch of american tourists going to touristy places, travel to a different country every weekend, and you will leave Paris knowing nothing about the French people & culture.
2. Academic: Most of my profs were established in their fields. However, they were bad at teaching. Gradings and feedback were terrible. Even though classes were small (ave 15), you don't really get to know your professor, or vice versa. Academics = not great.
3. Housing: Comforts of Home, despite being twice as expensive, was very helpful and had good service. The apartments are super nice.
4. Campus: campus was very central in paris, facilities were good. EXCEPT for studio arts. Studio Arts facilities could not be worse.
5. Party Scene: you're in paris, legal age 18, bars all around you, 3-euros wine, knock yourself out! or don't. great concerts every weekend.
AUP is the best of both worlds. You get a liberals arts education and benefit from the American system of education while living in Paris! I loved speaking French with the local patisserie owner and my guardienne (building owner). The class sizes are small and the teachers really know you as an individual. My classes has 4, 8, 8, and 20 students respectively (20 students for French). I had classes outside, at museums and parks. In my Creative Writing class, I was able to go to the London Book Fair which was an amazing experience. There are plenty of student jobs as well. The only downside is the lack of science majors.