Housing Survey Results - Capital University Law School

Housing Survey Results

  • According to a recent survey of Capital Law students…

    Rental Costs

    Cost of Renting Alone
    Average $1,217.00
    Highest $1,660
    Lowest $750.00
    Cost of Renting with a Roommate
    Average $763.00
    Highest $1,100
    Lowest $400
    Average Monthly Cost of Utilities

    Most Common Utilities Included in Rent


    Most Common Apartment Amenities

    Washer/Dryer or Washer/Dryer hook-up
    Off-Street Parking
    Covered/Garage Parking
    On-site Fitness Facility

    Top 3 Apartment Communities

    The Pierce
    Market Mohawk
    Library Park  

    Top Neighborhoods/Suburbs 

    Grandview Heights

    Proximity to School

    61% Live Less Than 5 Miles Away
    19% Live 5-10 Miles Away
    14% Live 10-15 Miles Away
    5% Live 15-20 Miles Away
    1% Live 20+ Miles Away

    Commute to School 

    30% Walk
    70% Use a Personal Vehicle
    0% Use Public Transportation


    46% Have a Roommate
    54% Do Not Have a Roommate

    Out of 30 students who have a roommate, 5 reported they lived with another law student and 60% recommended living with a roommate. 

    Best Housing Search Advice

    • Live close to the school. Your time is the most important asset in law school
    • Pick something that is doable for YOU! Don’t worry about where everyone else is staying. Also, drive by the complexes at night or on the weekends to get a full sense of the area. Talk to current residents before you sign a lease and look early
    • It will be hard to find cheap housing in Downtown, but there is some available.  It's much easier if you can have a roommate or significant other move with you, that's what I did. Ask them for deals/money/free parking. A lot of times they will give it to you.

    Central Ohio Neighborhoods

    Appealing aspects: Close proximity to Law School, ease of access to highways and neighboring communities, and lack of traffic.
    Commute: 5-10 minute walk to Law School

    Appealing aspects: Close proximity to Law School, ease of access to highways, and close to restaurants.
    Commute: 10-minute drive to Law School 

    Grandview Heights 
    Appealing aspects: Proximity to downtown/Law School, lots of young professionals, a mixture of urban and suburban culture, safe.
    Commute: 15-minute drive to Law School

    Upper Arlington 
    Appealing aspects: Quiet and safe, great restaurants.
    Commute: 15-20 minute drive to Law School

    German Village 
    Appealing aspects: Proximity to Law School, quiet, rich historic culture, and lots of great restaurants. 
    Commute: Less than 10-minute drive to Law School  

    Appealing aspects: Clean, safe, affordable cost of housing, great restaurants, access to parks and recreation. 
    Commute: 20-25 minute drive to Law School

    Appealing aspects: Quiet, safe, affordable cost of housing.
    Commute: 15-20 minute drive to Law School

    Appealing aspects: Small town feel, lively, great restaurants, access to parks and recreation.
    Commute: 25-minute drive to Law School