Housing Information for PAU Students
PAU does not have on-campus housing. Many of our students live in towns that are in close proximity to the main campus (Palo Alto) or the Gronowski Clinic (Los Altos). These towns include Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Redwood City, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. Some students live in San Francisco, which is a 45-60 minute drive away. Here is a list of apartment complexes where current PAU students reside.
If you are beginning your first year at PAU and time permits, the best option is to visit PAU and learn first-hand about the cities and towns within the Bay Area so that you find one that is a good fit for you and your family. We suggest that you tour the “mid-Peninsula” in which Palo Alto is situated. Because apartments rent very quickly, some complexes will advertise only by posting vacancy signs on their properties and not list them online. Should you have questions about certain areas of neighborhoods, contact Liz Hilt at (650)433-3818 or the Admissions staff at (650)433-3847.
If you are looking for a roommate, the Admissions Office maintains a roommate database for incoming (or current students) from April though September. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you are moving out of an apartment or house or if you are interested in sub-leasing your unit or room, please let the Office of Student Services know.