Although ArtCenter does not offer on-campus housing, the CSE (Center for the Student Experience) coordinates information regarding local housing and roommate options. These resources are available for prospective, admitted and current students and includes a variety of living arrangements including rooms within homes, guest houses, apartments and houses for rent, as well as information about the utilities, amenities, rental costs and landlord contact information for each listing.
Option 1: Visit ArtCenter’s off-campus housing website to create a profile, search local listings and connect with other students looking for a roommate.
Option 2: Recently admitted students can receive a guest login through Admissions or the Center for the Student Experience to access all resources on the site. Current students can use their ArtCenter login information.
Option 3: ArtCenter also 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.
Option 4: 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 details of a lease agreement.
For questions regarding housing, please contact the Center for the Student Experience by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 626 396-2323.
Housing prices vary a great deal depending on location and quality, but as a general rule, housing can be found within the following price ranges:
Due to the increasing cost of transportation, paying more for a room closer to ArtCenter's campus may have financial advantages over paying less for housing accommodations farther away. It is important to begin your housing search as early as possible to become familiar with the neighborhoods of Pasadena and other nearby towns.