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Ohio State University Apartment Review: Lumen on Ninth

By Kylie

When it comes to signing a lease close to OSU in Columbus, students have a wide range of apartments to choose from. The variety of options can be overwhelming, especially for students seeking the modern conveniences and top-notch features found in numerous new student apartments.

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At Rambler Columbus, our leasing team has guided numerous OSU students in their process of finding ideal student housing, ensuring they find an apartment that suits them best.

Although Rambler Columbus has a wide range of amenities and floor plans, we recognize the importance of exploring all available choices. If you’re considering Rambler Columbus for student housing, chances are Lumen on Ninth is on your radar too.

This is why we’ve crafted an honest review of Lumen on Ninth to give you as much information as possible as you navigate through your housing search.

Columbus Apartment Review: Lumen on Ninth

Exterior of Lumen on Ninth student apartment near OSU in ColumbusPhoto courtesy of Lumen on Ninth

The Basics

First, here are some quick facts to give you a feel of the Lumen on Ninth community:

Address: 76 E 9th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

Neighborhood: South Campus

Year Built: 2023

Number of Beds: 300

Number of Units: 143

Number of Stories: 5


Lumen on Ninth is within walking distance of the Ohio State University, South Campus, and many popular student hotspots.

Located on North High Street, Lumen is close to Cazuelas, Cocky’s, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and other neighboring apartments including Uncommon Columbus. Lumen residents can easily walk to many of the shops, restaurants, and bars near the Short North Arts District.

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Lumen on Ninth has many indoor amenities including 24-hour fitness facilities, an influencer recording studio, a community clubroom, a ping pong area, and a computer station with print services. They also have study lounges with private workstations and smart boards.

Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, a hot tub, outdoor grilling, a courtyard with lounge seating, an outdoor fireplace and a games lawn.

Lumen on Ninth Courtyard with jumbotron and pool near OSU ColumbusPhoto courtesy of Lumen on Ninth

Each unit comes fully furnished with high-speed Wi-Fi, a 55″ TV in the living room, and sleek finishes throughout. Additionally, every unit comes with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, washer and dryer.


Lumen on Ninth offers secured garage parking to residents for an additional monthly fee of $200 for an unassigned spot and $250 for assigned spots, at the time of publication. Additionally, they also offer secured bike storage and an on-site repair center.

Floorplans & Pricing

Lumen has a fully furnished studio, 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×3 and 5×5 floorplan options. Some apartments at the Lumen on Ninth have outdoor access. Select floorplans offer patios, balconies and courtyard views.

Base rental rates are currently listed on the property website, and, upon publication in April 2024, range from the $900s to over $1,900 per person, per month depending on the floor plan.

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We hope that this review of Lumen on Ninth helped you understand more about your living options near the OSU campus.

If you have any questions regarding Rambler Columbus or off-campus living, contact our leasing staff who are happy to answer any questions you may have during your housing search!

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Kylie is a Leasing Intern for Rambler Columbus. She is a junior at The Ohio State University, majoring in Finance. Her go-to Daydreamer order is an almond milk latte with vanilla!

April 10, 2024


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