Kent State Apartments & Houses


Are you looking for Kent State University off-campus housing? Find affordable properties close to school and everything else Kent, OH has to offer. Use our map feature to explore apartments near Kent State and find the perfect pad for your next year of studies. Filter by the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, unit type & more. All listings are verified and a short distance from campus.

Finding apartments at Kent State University has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads we are fixing that. All of our off-campus housing options have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. We even follow up with you and the landlord to make sure you have found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our Kent State University University apartment hunting guide below.

If you’re a student attending Kent State University who’s looking for off-campus housing in Kent, you’ll want to start your search for housing as soon as the fall semester starts. The number of searches for off-campus housing in Kent begins to climb in the month of September and peaks in October. To secure your perfect pad, we recommend that you sign a lease by November. Just make sure you secure a place before your winter break or you might be scrambling around later in the year!

Rent In Kent, OH

Overall, rent prices in Kent are fairly reasonably priced. As to be expected, living alone is going to be the most expensive option. The more roommates you have, the cheaper your rent will be. If you can find a roommate (or two, or three) to share a place with you, you’ll save a few hundred dollars a month which means a few extra benjamins for spending! If you’re having a hard time finding a roommate, many apartment complexes help set you up with roommates through their roommate matching programs.

You’ll have tons of living options in Kent. There is a good mixture of houses and apartments of all sizes offering many different amenities. Living in the larger luxury housing complexes closer to campus is going to be a little more pricey, but these buildings usually come furnished and have pretty sweet amenities. If you ditch the basketball courts and cyber lounges, you can find something a little less expensive. We suggest taking some time looking into all of your options!

Here’s a breakdown of Kent apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom:


Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$560 $667 $538 $483 $447


Check out our list of top rated landlords near Kent State University to begin your search.

  • The Province

Choose The Province and live in luxury! Living at The Province means you’ll get amenities on amenities while being steps away from the Kent State campus and downtown.

  • Kent Pinewood Apartments

If you’re a student who prefers a more private, quiet environment, look no further than the Kent Pinewood Apartments.

  • Lake Street Apartments

If you’re interested in a short term lease, this one is for you! Located just ten minutes from Kent State University, the Lake Street Apartments is a perfect apartment community for anyone looking for a secure place that is close to campus and offers great amenities.

  • Kent Apartments

Choosing to rent with Kent Apartments means you’ll have plenty of options! The folks over at Kent Apartments cater specifically to the KSU students.

  • 345 Flats

Live among your fellow KSU students when you decide to live at 345 Flats! 345 Flats is a wonderful apartment community that offers its residents the convenience of walking to campus with customer service you can depend on.

  • Pebblebrook Apartments

Located just two miles away from the Kent State University, Pebblebrook is a popular choice amongst graduate students and those who prefer a more tranquil environment.

  • Campus Pointe

Looking for off-campus luxury? Look no further than Campus Pointe! There are tons of reasons why hundreds of students are calling Campus Pointe home.

  • Kent’s Best Apartments

If you want to live in a roomy apartment that’s close to campus, choosing a place with Kent’s Best Apartments would be the smart choice!

  • University Edge

Get the lifestyle you deserve at University Edge! The Edge offers one to four bedroom units and the convenience of being super close to campus—you can hit that snooze button one more time!

  • University Oaks

Located on the corner of Loop and Horning, University Oaks is an affordable off-campus community just steps away from the Kent State campus. Choose to live comfortably alone in a one-bedroom, or grab some friends and opt for a two or three-bedroom unit.

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Taking a study break and indulging in some weekend fun at the bars and restaurants around Kent is popular amongst students. Main Street and Water in Downtown Kent is the place to be and is conveniently just a few minutes away from the Kent State campus. Here are a few places you’ll want to check out during your years at Kent State.

Best Restaurants:

1. Ray’s Place
2. Grazers
3. Mike’s Place
4. Twisted Meltz
5. Erie Street Kitchen

Best Bars:

1. Zephyr Pub & Spirits
2. 101 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
3. The Dome
4. The Loft
5. Venice Cafe

Checking out the Kent State University Recreation Services site is a great place to start for students who want to partake in campus recreational and outdoor activities. KSU students have access to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which boasts a huge fitness facility, multiple playing fields and courts, a swimming pool, and more! Students can join in on basketball games, spin classes, and yoga.

The Kent State Ice Arena is also popular, and they host an event called Disco Fridays. Also on Fridays, the rock climbing wall is free to use! Attending events like the “Zombie Outbreak” at the rec center always draws a big crowd. See if you can make it out alive!

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, Kent has a beautiful park system which includes the Franklin Mills Riveredge Park and the Tom S Cooperrider-Kent Bog State Nature Preserve. The city runs along the Cuyahoga River. Sign up for the Crooked River Adventures tour if you want to enjoy a day canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or just floating on an inner tube down the Cuyahoga River. They offer several levels of difficulty and trip lengths so that everyone can participate!

Kent is practically the definition of a college town, so there’s always plenty to do on and off-campus! Joining one of the hundreds of on-campus clubs is an excellent way to meet people and get involved. Whether it be rushing a frat or sorority, salsa dancing, or rugby, there’s something for every student to enjoy. Like most colleges across the nation, playing and attending sports is huge! Kent State has numerous D1 sports and whether it be women's soccer, a track meet, or a big Saturday football game there’s always tons of students out supporting their golden flashes. 


When they're not on campus, many students head downtown to eat, drink, shop and play! Students partake in activities like bowling at AMF Twin Star Lanes of at Eastway back on campus where they have all-you-can-bowl nights for just $3. Catching a movie at the Kiva or the Midway Drive-In Theatre is also popular. Throughout the year, the university and the city of Kent hold many popular events and festivals like the Festival of Lights, Oktoberfest, Black Squirrel Festival, and FlashFest. FlashFest is an especially popular event which bringings in top performers like Rae Sremmurd, Wiz Khalifa, and the Chainsmokers.

If you’re up for an adventure, Cleveland is a short half hour away from Kent. Students love to take the drive there for a day of fun in the city or to catch a Cleveland Cavaliers game!

Highlights Include:

-Attend a KSU Golden Flash Sporting Event
-Catch a movie at the Kiva
-Go to FlashFest
-Sign-up for a session at Crooked River Adventures

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