Ohio State  Off-Campus Housing

    OSU Off-Campus Housing

    Rent College Pads works to help college students at Ohio State University find the best off-campus housing near campus. We have houses for rent and Ohio State apartments in Columbus near the university. From places in the University District to the Short North area, Rent College Pads is your number one resource for OSU off-campus housing.

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  • 151 W. 8th Avenue

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-185.png?v=469134327] 151 W. 8th Avenue Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 - 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $1900 - 2250
  • The Highline at Nine

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-141416.jpg?v=619031027] The Highline at Nine Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 4 Price: $850 - 1300
  • Olentangy Commons

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/1473973223assssssssssssssssssssss.jpg?v=442831612] Olentangy Commons Date Available: 01/03/2017 Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2.5 Price: $770 - 1550
  • 393-401 E 20th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-145134.jpg?v=699322882] 393-401 E 20th Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $800
  • 3170 Riverview Cir

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-145133.JPG?v=801662547] 3170 Riverview Cir Date Available: 12/01/2016 Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $495 - 575
  • 2122 Summit Street Columbus, OH 43201

    2122 Summit St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/no_image/no_image.jpg] 2122 Summit St Date Available: 12/27/2016 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1000
  • 197 E. 13th Avenue

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-149335.jpg?v=725244563] 197 E. 13th Avenue Date Available: 08/16/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1195
  • 254-256 W Lane Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-299.png?v=680412446] 254-256 W Lane Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • 1743-1745 N 4th St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-56.png?v=665702105] 1743-1745 N 4th St Date Available: 08/14/2017 Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $2
  • 1842-1844 N 4th St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-317.png?v=116779937] 1842-1844 N 4th St Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $1780
  • Harrison Apartments

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Floor-Plan-6.png?v=5400613] Harrison Apartments Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 6 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $0 - 600
  • Ohio Stater

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Floor-Plan-15.jpg?v=557705491] Ohio Stater Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • 485-491 Alden Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Kitchen-32.png?v=714033303] 485-491 Alden Ave Date Available: 08/14/2017 Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $610 - 850
  • Iuka Park Commons

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Kitchen-42.jpg?v=26479780] Iuka Park Commons Date Available: 08/14/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $790 - 850
  • 1470 Highland St.

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Living-Room-92.png?v=577328970] 1470 Highland St. Date Available: 08/14/2017 Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $2225 - 2350
  • 230-232 W 9th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-230.png?v=913471085] 230-232 W 9th Ave Date Available: 08/16/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1895 - 1995
  • 169-175 W 10th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-147.png?v=627512449] 169-175 W 10th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $2495
  • 383-389 E 12th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-294.png?v=123776057] 383-389 E 12th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $575
  • 181 East 12th Avenue

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-150.png?v=918719957] 181 East 12th Avenue Date Available: 08/17/2017 Bedroom: 4 - 5 Bathroom: 1 - 2.5 Price: $1995 - 2270
  • 132 E 12th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Bedroom-169.png?v=116240124] 132 E 12th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • 101 E. 12th Avenue

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-262.png?v=726323771] 101 E. 12th Avenue Date Available: 08/17/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1800 - 2120
  • 64-70 E 12th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-52.png?v=487697238] 64-70 E 12th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 - 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $0 - 2400
  • 47 Frambes Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Living-Room-Kitchen-23.png?v=593823178] 47 Frambes Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1295
  • 240 W Lane Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/1474397833Screen Shot 2016-09-20 at 1.56.20 PM.png?v=912914596] 240 W Lane Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $850
  • 132-140 W Lane Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/1474397556Screen Shot 2016-09-20 at 1.51.55 PM.png?v=617936084] 132-140 W Lane Ave Date Available: 08/16/2017 Bedroom: 2 - 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1125 - 1895
  • 164 E Norwich Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-358.png?v=463380947] 164 E Norwich Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 1 Price: $2200
  • 123 E Norwich Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-70.png?v=141560453] 123 E Norwich Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $2105
  • 105-107 E Norwich Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-199.png?v=102544120] 105-107 E Norwich Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • 49 E Norwich Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-281.png?v=180551281] 49 E Norwich Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1215 - 1230
  • 2262 N High St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Kitchen-70.png?v=796185432] 2262 N High St Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $610
  • 1612 Summit St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-196.jpg?v=233943637] 1612 Summit St Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $2250
  • 361 E Northwood Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-145135.png?v=648574497] 361 E Northwood Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $2500
  • 92-94 W Maynard Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-145132.png?v=415216459] 92-94 W Maynard Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $2000
  • 53 W Maynard Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-145131.png?v=675664139] 53 W Maynard Ave Date Available: 07/01/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $1600
  • 43 E 14th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-145130.jpg?v=347897380] 43 E 14th Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 4 Price: $950 - 2200
  • 404 Wyandotte Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-145083.jpg?v=216879006] 404 Wyandotte Ave Date Available: 11/17/2016 Bedroom: 7 Bathroom: 3 Price: $3500
  • 2188 N High St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-145052.jpg?v=145627703] 2188 N High St Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $595 - 695
  • 2209 Summit St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-145029.jpg?v=73141943] 2209 Summit St Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $1875
  • 2182-86 Summit St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-145004.jpg?v=896180341] 2182-86 Summit St Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $750
  • 1894-96 Summit St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144991.jpg?v=810218698] 1894-96 Summit St Date Available: 08/12/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1875
  • 2582-84 East Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144990.jpg?v=188810770] 2582-84 East Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1300
  • 138 W 9th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144985.jpg?v=900469845] 138 W 9th Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $800 - 1650
  • 340 Alden Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144974.jpg?v=367924189] 340 Alden Ave Date Available: 08/05/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $875
  • 293 E 15th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-144962.jpg?v=901732963] 293 E 15th Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 3 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $1050 - 1750
  • 1722 Summit St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144944.jpg?v=925838514] 1722 Summit St Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $595
  • 2069 N 4th St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144923.jpg?v=944142049] 2069 N 4th St Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1400
  • 2293 Summit St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144887.jpg?v=815204048] 2293 Summit St Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1400
  • 1580 Doten Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144875.jpg?v=553350963] 1580 Doten Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 3 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 2.5 Price: $1350 - 1600
  • 1133 King Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-House-144859.jpg?v=67918107] 1133 King Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1350
  • Clintonville

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-142995.jpg?v=733924006] Clintonville Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $869 - 1281
  • 1565 Highland St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-79.jpg?v=668479977] 1565 Highland St Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $625 - 700
  • 361 E 20th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-237.gif?v=793130768] 361 E 20th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $840 - 1000
  • 150 E 13th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-44.jpg?v=221621245] 150 E 13th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio Bathroom: 1 Price: $600 - 650
  • 134 W 9th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-38.gif?v=262303156] 134 W 9th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $1000
  • 345-55 E 20th Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/OSU-Exterior-Of-Building-244.gif?v=706045365] 345-55 E 20th Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $720 - 800
  • Fisher Commons

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-141463.jpg?v=838446218] Fisher Commons Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $1000 - 1610
  • The Doric on Lane

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-141428.jpg?v=724572993] The Doric on Lane Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 4 Price: $0 - 1450
  • Norwich Flats

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-141444.jpg?v=846494708] Norwich Flats Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 4 Price: $900 - 1325
  • The Lane

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-11/OSU-Apartment-Building-141479.jpg?v=939879228] The Lane Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 6 Price: $1195 - 2167

Columbus Apartments and Columbus Houses For Rent When to search

For any student choosing to live right around The Ohio State University, the search process begins a year ahead. August is the primary move in date for the majority of rental companies in the Columbus area and after moving in many students immediately begin searching for their next August move. We've tracked a peak in searches during September and October with ambitious students signing a lease in November for the next fall. Most other students sign leases during December through February. If you're late in your search process, no worries, a few miles away from campus you will find apartments with a mix of students and conventional families. Farther from campus rent may be more affordable but also due to distance most people don't sign leases until late March through early July.

Rent In Columbus

It's possible rent prices will be impacted by OSU's new sophomore living requirement. Landlords may need to lower prices if fewer students are looking for housing and the market becomes more competitive. But that change may take a few years to surface. Regardless, there will always be plenty of affordable housing options depending on how far away from campus you're willing to live. Around campus, you'll find a good mixture of apartments and houses with four bedrooms. If you're just looking to save money, the three bedroom places have been the cheapest per person over the last few years, but generally speaking, the more roommates you have, the cheaper your college housing experience will be. If you like your own space, it comes at a premium price starting around 600 dollars. Here's a breakdown of average rents per person, per bedroom:

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$605.00 $710.00 $450.00 $425.00 $460.00

Life in Columbus, OH Where to Have Fun

Things To Do

As a Buckeye, it's essential that you attend ALL THE SPORTS MATCHES, especially football games. But sometimes you need to get away from your schoolwork grind when it isn't football season and what's better than relaxing on the main oval lawn? The downtown district and brewery district have many great places to spend the afternoon away from campus. And again, make sure you're cheering from Block O at an Ohio State football game every fall.

Dining

A good time in Columbus starts with a meal at Cane's Chicken. If you're in need for a drink after Cane's try some of the student favorite bars:

  • Too's
  • O Patio
  • Lodge Bar

Many students say Larry's has the cheapest drinks, but we'll let your bank account be the judge. After your late night and everything is closed, Buckeye Donuts and Insomnia Cookies can fill your sugar cravings until three A.M.

Outdoors

Stepping outdoors is always a breath of fresh air, but some activities cost money, planning, equipment, and technical skills. Fortunately, the outdoor adventure center located in the adventure recreation center provided by OSU has you covered. Inside they have an expansive climbing center where you can practice for your Everest climb. Guided trips and clinics are provided through this center as well requiring you just to show up. If you're a true adventurer, they do have equipment rentals leaving no need for any large initial investment.

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