Columbus offers the caliber of attractions, cultural events, the arts, dining, sports, and shopping as other big cities. However Columbus' cost of living is comparatively low to other metro areas.
In Their Own Words
|"After moving from the Washington D.C. area, my fiance and I were absolutely shocked at what we could afford in Columbus. We moved into a reasonably nice two bedroom apartment a few blocks from Fisher for less than half of what we would pay for the same thing back in DC."
Class of 2010
Graduate Student Housing
Graduate students have several options to live in on-campus apartments close to Fisher's campus, among them are:
Fisher Commons offers an upscale graduate student living-learning environment for select students. The luxury housing is located on the western edge of Ohio State’s campus close to parks, recreation facilities, shopping, and Fisher's campus. The one-of-a-kind community enables students to live, work, and study together while offering on-site activities that complement and enhance classroom learning.
Space in Fisher Commons is limited and granted on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Fisher's Graduate Programs Office to inquire about living at Fisher Commons.
Housing in the Neil Avenue Building is available to students who are single or living away from spouses and/or children, and are enrolled in a graduate or professional curriculum at Ohio State.
The Neil Avenue Building, located on the southern edge of the Columbus campus, is a five story, air-conditioned residence hall for men and women. Single apartments with kitchens and private baths are available. For more information pertaining to on-campus graduate living, or for a housing application, refer to the Office of Residence Life's website.
Student Family Housing
Buckeye Village is a 396-unit apartment complex provided by the university for married students or single parent students with dependent children. Both one- and two-bedroom apartments are available. Buckeye Village is located less than a mile northwest of the center of Ohio State's campus and bus service is available daily via the university bus system. Students seeking family housing are urged to apply at the time they apply for admission to Ohio State.
A request for information about any university sponsored housing may be indicated on the Graduate School Admission Application, or by writing or calling:
The Ohio State University
2661 Defiance Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Rooming houses, apartments, and homes provide rental housing for many Ohio State students. The Office of Off-Campus Student Services provides information on available rental units as well as offers a roommate referral service.
The office has information on safety and security, utilities, transportation on campus and in Columbus, campus and community organizations, childcare, voter registration, and various support groups. Students may contact the Office of Off-Campus Student Services. This office may also be contacted via phone or surface mail using the following address information:
Office of Off-Campus Student Services
104 East 15th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201