SCI-Arc is located in the Arts District on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles. Most students live in apartments or lofts downtown or in the surrounding communities–including the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Echo Park, Chinatown, Silverlake, Koreatown and others. Each community has a distinctive flavor that can best be understood by visiting; some are close enough to walk or ride a bike to school, others require a vehicle.
We do not have on-campus housing. In addition to traditional methods of finding housing, students who have decided to enroll gain access to their personal account on the MySCI-Arc portal, which includes a 'Housing' section with postings of roommate ads, sublets and apartment openings. The admissions staff is also available to help incoming students learn about neighborhoods and living options.
While finding housing in any new city can be challenging, our experience is that most SCI-Arc students find suitable accommodations within a week or two. We always recommend that you visit your future home in person before signing any contracts.
The following links will give you an idea of rental options available:www.airbnb.com
www.westsiderentals.com (membership fee required)
Local Classified Sites:
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and within blocks from SCI-Arc, the Double Tree Hotel Downtown Los Angeles offers preferred rates for SCI-Arc students, faculty, staff, family members and visitors to the school. To reserve your stay, use the corporate rate code listed on the Campus Life/Housing page in your My.SCI-Arc account.