Students are responsible for their own housing and transportation.  The University does not offer pick up, housing, or food services.

The following apartments are suggested by Franklin University but are not affiliated with or endorsed by Franklin University.   It is your responsibility to establish contact and make your own living arrangements.  You are responsible for locating, securing, and financing your housing.

You may wish to have short-term housing arranged for your arrival.  Check the list below for availability.

Hotels and Hostels:

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel
2407 Indiana Avenue
Columbus, OH 43202

Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown-Capitol Square
175 East Town St
Columbus, OH 43215
+1 (614) 221-3281 or +1-888-465-4329

Apartments within walking distance of Franklin University:

Triad Apartments (New Horizons Housing)
33 South Washington Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Office Location:
399 S. Grant Avenue
Suite B
Columbus, OH 43215
P: (614) 621-9710
F: (614) 280-9175

Belmont Apartments
585 E. Town St.
Columbus, OH 43215

The Americana Apartments
380 S. Fifth St.
Columbus, OH 43215

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

The Abigail Apartments
369 E. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(844) 336-1748

Apartments that will require transportation to Franklin University:

Latitude 525
525 Sawyer Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43203

University Village
505 Harley Drive
Columbus, OH 43202

Eventide, Inc.
2265 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

Apartment Search Services:

Apartment search services can help you find the right apartment for you. If you will not have transportation, it is best to find housing in the 43215 ZIP code (postal code). Some example services include:

CORT Apartment Search & Furnishing


Apartment Finder


You may be interested in finding a roommate. Online search services, like http://www.roommates.com may be helpful, or messages can be posted to OISP’s blog discussion.

Important topics:

When checking the prices of apartments of interest, make sure to discuss with the landlord what you are responsible to pay. Often in the USA, monthly rent for an apartment does not include utilities such as water, electric, gas, trash services, Wi-Fi, 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. 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.

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.

Renter’s 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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