Living in Los Angeles


The Center for the Student Experience (CSE) provides students with resources for finding off-campus housing throughout Pasadena and Los Angeles.

ArtCenter currently does not offer on-campus housing. To assist our prospective, admitted, and current students, we recommend contacting the CSE. The CSE can provide information on multiple housing options, including roommate searches, shared living spaces, guest houses, apartments, and rental houses. Additionally, CSE can provide information on utilities, amenities, rental rates, and landlord contacts for each listing.

Housing Resources

ArtCenter Off-Campus Housing Resources Website

Visit ArtCenter’s off-campus housing website to create a profile, search local listings and connect with other students looking for a roommate.

Universal Student Housing Services

ArtCenter partners with Universal Student Housing Services, which offers international and out-of-state students affordable housing in the homes of approved local families and individuals.

Housing Resources Bulletin Board & Facebook Group

There are physical advertisements posted on the “Housing Resources” bulletin board at the Hillside Campus, as well as an Off-Campus Housing Facebook group that advertises room/house shares and apartments for rent.

Important note: 
ArtCenter does not investigate the quality or safety of the housing options available, nor does it involve itself in disputes between landlords and students. Students should never send money or give access to financial accounts to any landlord or person claiming to be responsible for a property without first seeing the property in person and carefully reviewing all lease agreement details.

For questions regarding housing, please get in touch with the Center for the Student Experience by emailing or calling 626 396-2323.

Center for the Student Experience
ArtCenter Hillside Campus
1700 Lida St.
Pasadena, CA 91103

626 396-2323