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The following apartments are suggested by Franklin University. Please keep in mind though, that these apartments are not affiliated with Franklin University in any way. Therefore, it is your responsibility to establish contact and make your own living arrangements of your choice.  You are responsible for locating, securing, and financing Housing.

The apartments listed below are within walking distance of Franklin University’s campus:

Belmont Apartments

585 E. Town St.

Columbus, OH 43215


The Americana Apartments

370-380 S. Fifth St.

Columbus, OH 43215


*Renting to Graduate students only

Grant Oak Apartments

66 S. Grant Ave.

Columbus OH 43215


Loving Realty

529 E. Town St.

Columbus, OH 43215


Washington Place Apartments

518 E. Town St.

Columbus, OH 43215


Will require transportation (not within easy walking distance):

Karl Plaza Apartments

3988 Karl Rd.

Columbus, OH 43224


Eventide, Inc.

2265 N. High St.

Columbus, OH 43201




When checking the prices of apartments of interest, make sure to discuss with the landlord what you are responsible to pay. Ask if the utilities are included or separate. Make sure to include all these costs and then compare prices. It is also to your benefit to first visit the apartment and the neighborhood before signing a lease.

Often in the USA, monthly rent for an apartment does not include utilities such as water, electric, gas, trash services, wi-fi internet, etc.  In addition, most apartments do not come with furniture, so please take this into consideration when you are looking for a place to live. Most apartments you will find will require you to tend to the above items separately from the monthly cost of rent.

The City of Columbus and its surrounding suburbs also offer a large variety of rentals accessible to campus via public transportation or by car. See example websites:


Important terms about leasing or renting housing

Lease: A legally binding document that usually covers a one year period. It is extremely important to fully read and understand your lease. Sign it only if you agree with the listed conditions.

Rent: Housing fees that are usually due the first of the month. A penalty may be charged if rent is late.

Security Deposit: Pre-payment of funds to cover possible damages that may occur while living in an apartment. If you leave the apartment in good condition, this security deposit should be returned to you when you move out.

Utilities: Electricity, gas and water are some examples of utilities. The lease will state which utilities the tenant or renter is responsible for paying in addition to the rent.

Landlord or Rental Office: Person or office responsible for maintaining the building and making repairs within a responsible period of time.

Renters Insurance: Insurance that covers all your personal belongings in the event of fire or theft. The landlord’s insurance does not cover your personal property.


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