Innovative Urban Education in Downtown Los Angeles

Student Life

The goal of AUP Student Life is to prepare students for the independence and responsibility that comes with living in a city center. AUP’s numerous co-curricular outings and extracurricular clubs are the building blocks of the Student Life experience.

AUP Students enjoy the safety of living in a small, secure campus located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles and the freedom to explore the city in all its splendor.

Our campus is within walking distance to multiple museums, fashion and art districts, iconic music and sports venues (Walt Disney Music Hall, Staples Center, LA Live), and multiple ethnic enclaves (Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Little Ethiopia, etc). Students are encouraged to participate in various outings that allow them to explore their interests and develop a respect for others.

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Boarding on campus is an integral part of the AUP experience. AUP Residential Life is a significant component of Student Life that empowers students to grow academically, socially, culturally, and emotionally.

The experience of living away from home amongst a global group of peers allows students to gain a deeper understanding of their true selves, grow in confidence, become more independent, and appreciate the value of diversity.