50 Years - The American University of Paris

About American University of Paris

The American University of Paris (AUP) is a private, independent, and accredited liberal arts and sciences university in Paris, France. Founded in 1962, the university is one of the oldest American institutions of higher education in Europe. The university campus consists of ten buildings, centrally located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the Left Bank near the Eiffel TowerLes Invalides, and the Seine.

The university's language of instruction is English, although students must prove a level of proficiency in French prior to graduation.  The university has over 1100 students, representing 108 nationalities, with an average student-to-faculty ratio of twelve to one. The university's faculty members represent thirty nationalities, with 69% holding doctoral degrees and close to 70% speaking three or more languages.


The agreement creates a transfer program between Santa Monica College and The American University of Paris.

The student has received IGETC certification by the time s/he transfers to AUP.

The student has acquired a minimum of 45 UC/CSU transferable semester credits at SMC by the time s/he transfers to AUP.

Her/his cumulative UC/CSU transferable Grade Point Average is equal or superior to 3.0 ("B").

The student is in good disciplinary standing at SMC.

This agreement is designated for degree-seeking students enrolled at SMC interested in transferring to the following programs at AUP:

  • Art History
  • Art HIstory with a Visual Culture Track
  • Computer Science (ICT Track)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film Studies
  • Global Communication
  • History
  • International Business Administration
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Psychology

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