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While studying in the United States, you have a variety of housing options to choose from. You may choose to live on the Cleveland State University main campus, in the heart of Downtown Cleveland or in one of Cleveland's many suburbian areas.

Temporary Housing

Cleveland Hostel:

The hostel is non- smoking.  It's also 1 block from the Westside Market and the bars and restaurants of Ohio City so students should enjoy the area. It looks like the hostel can accommodate 26 - 32 students in these "hostel style" bunk rooms. $26.00-$27.30 per night. Price is per person per night.

University Hotel and Suites: 

University Hotel and Suites is conveniently located in downtown Greater Cleveland. Situated ideally between downtown and its major attractions. The hotel is six block from Cleveland State University.  Please visit their website for rates: 

On Campus Housing

Cleveland State University offers three locations for students to live comfortably and safely directly on campus. Please contact Residential Life for more information on them by clicking here. These locations are as follows:

Euclid Commons:
Euclid Commons is CSU’s newest, state-of-the-art community especially designed for the students of today and tomorrow. The community can house over 600 students. Euclid Commons provides the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in a student community that is conducive to achieving academic success. Students have the option of shared bedrooms or private bedrooms with modern furnishings designed to serve as your home away from home. For a virtual tour, click here.
Fenn Tower:
Historic Fenn Tower has been restored to a state-of-the-art residence complex. The building houses up to 438 students. Fenn Tower provides the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in a student community that is conducive to achieving academic success. With a great location, fully furnished units, individual leases and much more, there is no reason to look elsewhere. Only at Fenn Tower will you find the privacy, freedom and academic environment you are seeking, coupled with the lifestyle of a luxurious student community. For a virtual tour, click here

Off Campus Housing

The city of Cleveland and its outlying suburbs offer a variety of housing options. Students can live near the campus in the heart of downtown or in one of the many suburbs on the outskirts of the city. With so many options, it is best to make a decision regarding your housing once you arrive in Cleveland. Cleveland State University is located in downtown Cleveland. In recent years, many unique and trend-setting apartment buildings have been opened throughout the city. Here are some suggested appartment buildings close to campus:

Reserve Square Apartments
1701 East 12th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 861 2715(216) 861 2715
University Commons
1900 East 30th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 241 2535(216) 241 2535
Tower Press
1900 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216 241 4069216 241 4069
The Osborn Building
1020 Huron Road
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 575 1175(216) 575 1175
1900 Euclid Avenue Lofts
1900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 241 9800(216) 241 9800
Walker & Weeks
2404 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44145
(216) 566 7676(216) 566 7676
Statler Arms
1127 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 696 6800(216) 696 6800
The Langston
2303 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(855) 620-3707(855) 620-3707

If city living is not your style, check out the many charming neighborhoods from which to choose. These cities are about 20 to 30 minutes from the campus by car or bus. Some of these cities and neighborhoods include: Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Lakewood, Tremont , Ohio City, and Euclid.

Important Terms

  • Lease: A legally binding document that usually covers a one year period. It is VERY important to read your lease. Sign it only if you agree with the listed conditions.
  • Rent: Housing fees that are usually due on the first day of the month. A penalty may be charged if rent payment is late. Each apartment complex will request a different way you may make your payment. See the landlord and the lease for information.
  • Renter’s Insurance: Insurance that covers all of your personal belongings in the event of fire or theft. The landlord’s insurance does not cover such damages.
  • Security Deposit: Pre-payment of funds to cover possible damages that might occur while living in an apartment. If you leave the apartment in good condition this money will be refunded to you.
  • Utilities: Electricity, gas, and water are common examples of utilities. It will be stated in the lease what utilities you, the tenant are responsible for paying. It will be up to you in most cases to call the Utility Companies to arrange for services.
  • Landlord: Person responsible for maintaining the building and making repairs within a reasonable period of time.

For more information, visit the Off-Campus Housing & Services website.

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