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

  Lauren Hall
"It’s a lot cheaper to live here which is really nice. Coming from San Francisco I was in a tiny apartment and I was paying way more than I am now for a two bedroom townhome so it’s really a nice refreshing change."

Lauren Hall
Class of 2011

Graduate Student Housing

Graduate students have two options to live in on-campus apartments close to Fisher's campus.

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 The Ohio State University.

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 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:

Buckeye Village
The Ohio State University
2661 Defiance Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Off-Campus Housing

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