Category Archives: The Ohio State University

Ohio State’s Going Back to Campus: Sophomores Granted Off-Campus Exemption

Ohio State University students will make the return to campus for the fall 2020 semester! The Ohio State University President, Michael V. Drake, recently made the announcement that in-person classes will resume on campus beginning Tuesday, August 25 with the conclusion of the semester on Friday, December 4.

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Should You Rent A House or Apartment Near Ohio State University?

Living in the dorms is a lot of fun … for like the first semester. After a few months of being policed by RAs, sharing a bedroom with a stranger, and hearing literally everything your neighbors are doing next door, you’re going to be jumping at the opportunity to live off-campus in Columbus next year. Once you finally get the chance to live off-campus, you need to ask yourself one very important question: Are you planning on living in a house or an apartment near OSU?

If you’ve never lived off-campus before, you may not know what the big differences are between the types of OSU housing available to you (i.e. houses vs apartments). That’s why we decided to make you a cheat sheet to help you figure out which option is best for you. 

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5 Best Amenities In Apartments Near Ohio State

If you’ve driven around the Ohio State University campus, down streets like High Street, Lane Street, and Fifth Avenue, we’re sure you couldn’t help but notice the towering off-campus housing complexes that look more like Caribbean Resorts than student apartments. The popularity of luxury student housing has been growing over the years, and more of these massive student oases are being built all throughout the country. To coincide with their resort-like appearance, they also offer resort-like amenities that really help draw in student renters. 

Are you in need of off-campus housing near Ohio State University with some serious amenities? Check out our list of the five best apartment amenities near the Ohio State campus!

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Ohio State University: 3 Big Reasons Why Rent Is Too Darn High in Columbus

Trying to find the money to pay rent every month feels like you’re competing against Usain Bolt in a 100-meter dash – you just can’t keep up. If you feel this way, know that you’re not alone. A huge chunk of students at Ohio State University are going through the same struggle as you. Without the “help” of financial aid, most students wouldn’t be able to afford their rent since the cost of a rental is rising faster than the cost of wages. Yikes.

But have you ever thought about why rent is the way it is in Columbus? Well, we have. This is why we decided to do a little digging to find out the top 3 reasons rent prices are so high near Ohio State University.

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Living Young, Wild and Cheap at Ohio State

Home of the Buckeyes, Ohio State University is one of the largest public universities in the nation. With its wealth of resources for students, people from all walks of life come to experience the OSU tradition. With that said, there is one thing that most students have in common with one another. And no, we’re not talking about deciding what classes you still need to enroll in or where to live next year. Although, using College Pads to find Ohio State off-campus housing to find your next apartment wouldn’t do you any harm; we’re just keeping your best interest at hand. Getting back on track, we’re talking about being broke.

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t partake in activities or indulge in expensive meals because being a student was extremely expensive? It’s like every dollar you have needs to go towards something related to a class.

However, being a student at OSU and being broke doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t make the most of every dollar you spent. So, we’ve created the list below of how you can take your OSU student status to the next level and save a bit of money along the way.

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The Most Popular Rentals Near Ohio State University: September 2019

Thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near Ohio State University use every year to find housing. Like many other campuses in the midwest and northeast, many students at Ohio State start searching for housing in October and November for leases that start the following August.

This year students got a jump start on things and were inquiring about potential rentals a little earlier this year. Tons of students were reaching out to properties all month long in September – with many reaching out to houses. This isn’t uncommon – most students reach out houses for rent in Columbus in these early days of the housing season, since there is more competition for six bedroom houses prime locations!

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5 Cheap And Romantic Date Ideas Near Ohio State University

Days have gone by, and you’ve finally worked up enough courage to text that person you met out last weekend. You erased and rewrote your text over and over again, and this time you finally decide to press send. To your shock, your crush agrees to go out with you!

Now all you have to do is come up with the perfect date—no big deal right? Well, don’t worry! We’ve narrowed down a list of things to do in Columbus near OSU off-campus housing that are sure to impress any date.

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5 Columbus Coffee Shops That Will Make You Forget About Starbucks

Calling all coffee enthusiasts, college kids who need to pull an all-nighter, or college kids that just pulled an all-nighter and now need to wake up and head to class! Need a little pick-me-up or a chill place to study? Columbus is filled with places to get your caffeine fix.

But how do you know which one is the best? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks for coffeehouses near OSU off-campus housing.

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9 Things You Have To Do Before You Graduate From Ohio State

Four years go by faster than you may think. Unlike term papers, your college experience is one thing you won’t want to procrastinate.

The Ohio State University and the area surrounding OSU off-campus housing are brimming with things to do and places to see, including many traditions that only your fellow Buckeyes would understand. So dive in and explore the campus. You can’t call yourself a Buckeye without experience everything on this list.

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Our 5 Favorite OSU Watering Holes

Ohio State students are no strangers to nightlife, and within walking distance of OSU off-campus housing are unique bars and restaurants to visit after a long day of classes or for a night out on the town. Read on to find out our five favorite bars near Ohio State University!

5) Oldfield’s North Fourth Tavern

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