The city of Los Angeles, located in Southern California, has come a long way from being hailed as the City of Angels which has given wings to cinematic dreams. Over the years, LA has rightfully earned its place as a hub for prominent education institutions. It offers a range of accommodation choices for students, both domestic and international.
University Living, a managed marketplace provides accommodation to students in Los Angeles. With a primary focus on purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), the company stands by its mission of providing a home for every student. Ever since its inception, University Living has crossed many milestones and currently offers 1 million beds in 210 cities worldwide.
Discover Los Angeles
Beverly Hills. Check. Griffith Observatory. Check. Universal Studios Hollywood. Check. A trip to LA is incomplete without having taken a picture-perfect shot at each of the following places on your checklist. Home to countless movie stars and celebrities, the city of Los Angeles has a lot more going on behind-the-scenes. The coastal enclaves of Long Beach and Santa Monica, the hustle and bustle of Downtown and Arts District, and the popular neighborhoods of Silver Lake and Echo Park attract tourists from all over the world.
What sets LA apart?
Posing with a sidewalk star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame seems like the most LA-thing to do, but this wasn’t always the case. Before the dreams of making it big in Hollywood brought in the likes of Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, the Gold Rush had hordes of prospectors, land speculators, oil barons, and manual labourers flocking to Los Angeles. The sprawling city that we have now come to know as LA was once named as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula by its Spanish settlers.
Life as a student in Los Angeles
Students can choose from a range of living spaces – independent or shared – depending on the type of university experience they are looking to have. The city offers student housing options such as student flats, student studios, student apartments, and shared or en-suite rooms. During their stay, students must visit LA County Museum of Art, the Getty, and Petersen Automotive Museum to see their fine art exhibitions and impressive architecture.
Where to study in Los Angeles
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has one of the oldest university campuses in Southern California, near the famous districts of Bel Air and Beverly Hills. With 3,800 courses in 109 academic departments to define your academic path, UCLA has become one of the most applied-to universities in the States. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California was founded in 1880 and it is the oldest private research university in California.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!