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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

Why should you book your student housing with us?

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With over 1.5 million student rooms, we have something to suit every preference. Studios, private rooms, shared apartments, shared rooms - we’ve got them all.

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Student Housing Columbus, OH

About student housing in Columbus

With tons of choices of student apartments in Columbus, Ohio, it certainly is a challenge to find the perfect student home. But not with Unilodgers! With us, you get to choose from 5000+ student housing options which include furnished ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and 1 and 2 bedroom student flats that offer amenities students love- all in one place! You can choose from tons of student housing in Columbus, Ohio that fall in your budget from apartments starting from US$545 per month.

Looking for off-campus housing near Columbus College Of Art & Design, Fisher College Of Business, Indiana University - Purdue University or The Ohio State University? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back with the best student apartments in Columbus, Ohio near these campuses. These student accommodations are also well-equipped with amenities like WiFi, parking spaces, gyms, vending machines, games rooms, outdoor courtyard and more. So get scrolling and begin your journey of finding the right student house for yourself!

Living in Columbus as a Student

  • Cost of living: This is a moderately expensive city to live in as a student. To give you an idea, a meal at an inexpensive restaurant would cost you about $15.
  • Student-friendly locations: The city is full of some great student-friendly, hip areas for you to live in. These locations are safe and located very close to major university campuses. Two of these areas are Fifth By Northwest and West Campus.
  • Rent for students: Find the best student housing in Columbus, Ohio with Unilodgers that also fits into your budget. Our student apartment options start at just US$545 and have offers up to US$1100 to help you save some $$ while you study in the city.

Student Life in Columbus

This Ohio state capital has tons of things to do for everyone. Be it the riverside Scioto Mile parks, COSI science centre or the historic German Village, you will never get bored of this city. Here are all the places you need to explore here:

  • Parks and Gardens: Enjoy the outdoors and green spaces at places like Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Museums: Get to know about the city’s art, culture and history at museums like Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio Statehouse, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Ohio History Connection.
  • Restaurants and Cafes: The city has some great, very affordable restaurants serving food from all over the world. Some of the best ones are Press Grill, Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, and Hot Chicken Takeover.

Student Travel in Columbus

  • Local Buses: You can get around the city very easily on the local buses. A one-way fare is just $2.
  • Biking and walking: Biking and walking are the best ways to around the city. You get to enjoy the weather, save some money and get fit on the go, all while being on safe biking lanes and sidepaths.

Are you ready to take your first step into amazing student life? Start by booking your student home of choice! Scroll down for your options.

Best Student Neighbourhoods in Columbus

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Columbus OH?

Student housing in Columbus rent out to about US$ 873  a month on average. You can find student apartments in Columbus with Unilodgers starting from US$ 535 a month.

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Columbus OH?

You can find tons of affordable options of Columbus off campus housing on Unilodgers. To view the options that fit in your budget, use the filters on top of the page and choose the type of apartment, the location and the maximum rent.

Where should students live in Columbus Ohio?

Most students in Columbus live in areas like Fifth by Northwest and West Campus. Along with being student-friendly, these areas are also situated very close to the major universities in town. You will also find some of the best apartments in Columbus OH and the best cafes, restaurants and pubs in these areas. 

What are the different types of student accommodations available in Columbus OH?

You can find various types of houses for rent in Columbus OH on Unilodgers. These include both private and shared spaces. If you don’t like to share your space, you will also find studio apartments in Columbus to rent. And if you’re looking for a place to share with your friends, you can also find some great apartments for rent in Columbus for that.

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in Columbus OH?

Yes, Unilodgers has many short-term apartments for rent in Columbus OH. All you need to do is use the filter on top of the page to see your options.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Columbus OH?

Yes, Unilodgers has tons of value deals and bonus add-ons available on homes for rent in Columbus OH. To view these offers in detail, you can visit the individual property pages.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Columbus OH?

To get around Columbus OH, you can use the COTA bus service. This bus service takes you around all the major spots in the city and is also super affordable. So you can use the public transit options here and save yourself some money!

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Columbus OH?

Most of our homes for rent in Columbus OH are covered under the Pandemic Shield. This shield protects you from the COVID uncertainties and ensures your safety at the accommodation with measures like deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, etc. To see more detail about the Pandemic Shield, visit the property pages.  

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?

Most of our student homes for rent in Columbus include the WiFi in rent or provide it at no extra cost. For more details, please check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?

Your safety and security is the top most priority at the student housing in Columbus on Unilodgers. Your safety is assured with features like CCTV and secure door entry at these accommodations. Most of these student apartments in Columbus OH also have on-site staff to keep you safe. For more details about these features, please check the property pages.

What all is included in the rent?

Most of the student housing in Columbus include electricity, water, and gas in the rent. Some of these accommodations also include WiFi and insurance in rent. To check the specific inclusions, please visit the property pages.