International Student Services


Housing & Public Transportation

Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) is located in the affluent suburb of Woodland Hills, California. Like most two-year colleges, LAPC does not have dorms or on-campus housing. Many students live in apartments or home stays within the vicinity of the college.

Woodland Hills is located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County. Cities that surround Woodland Hills include: Tarzana, Canoga Park, Reseda, West Hills, Northridge, Winnetka, and Calabasas. One of the benefits of living in the San Fernando Valley is that rent and housing expenses can be more affordable than other parts of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. Popular attractions, like beaches and amusement parks, are just a short drive away by car or public transportation.

If you are not sure where to live, we advise you to make a reservation at a local hotel or motel before you arrive. Upon arrival, you can research neighborhoods and rentals at your convenience.

Public Transportation

If you will be taking public transportation while attending LAPC, visit the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) to plan your route. The L.A. Metro Orange Line Bus has a stop in front of LAPC. 

Currently enrolled LAPC students may qualify for an L.A. Metro GoPass which allows students to ride the L.A. Metro System for free (subject to change).

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Housing Options

Furnished Student Apartments

Aspire Apartments provides unfurnished and fully furnished apartments that are located adjacent to CSUN (California State University, Northridge). Placement includes up to two students per bedroom through shared housing. Private rooms can also be arranged. Utilities, WiFi, and kitchen appliances are also included in the rental rates. The complex also has a gym, pool, laundry facilities and a rooftop terrace.

FWD Vision Spaces is shared living which offers move-in ready spaces that range from dorm style pod beds to double occupancy rooms. FWD Vision locations have the necessary amenities, furniture, fast-speed WiFi, and more all set up and ready to go. Residents have access to all common spaces like kitchen, living areas, office, studio spaces and large outdoor areas. The locations closest to LAPC are the properties in Tarzana, Reseda, and Northridge.

Local Apartment Properties
Rooms for Rent

Search for rooms for rent in a house or property via the Homestay Match. You may be living with another family or other roommates. See listings for details, and contact Homestay Match directly for any questions. Choose "Pierce College - Los Angeles" from the school drop down menu when you enter the site.

Online Housing Board

You can search housing listings near the college at Jump Off Campus. If you are interested in listing your apartment or room for rent, register with Jump Off Campus.

Other Information

Once you find a rental you like, take a detailed tour of the property in-person and be sure to review the lease or rental contract before you sign it. The lease is a legally binding contract that covers topics such as the cost of rent, length of term, deposit, utilities, late fees, etc. If you have any questions, ask the property manager or landlord before you sign the lease. It is beneficial to have a lease in place so that both the tenant and the property manager understand the terms of the living agreement.

Disclaimer: Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) does not monitor or endorse these websites. Website resources are provided for your convenience only, and the college does not assume responsibility for any agreements you enter with them. Please use caution, research and ask necessary questions before signing any contracts. Additionally, the college is under no obligation to provide the organizations or businesses with space on our website.

Private companies help students arrange a living agreement with a host American family and find housing depending on their preference and location of study. Host families often provide meals and may provide students with private bedroom. Each company has their own rules regarding fees and living options. Updated February 23, 2022

Disclaimer: Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) does not monitor or endorse these programs. These resources are provided for your convenience only, and the college does not assume responsibility for any agreements you enter with them. Please use caution, research and ask necessary questions before signing any contracts. Additionally, the college is under no obligation to provide organizations or businesses with space on our web pages.

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