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University Towers, Austin

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  • As an alum and a witness to the tower shooting the place brings back memories. The ride up is still a thrill and standing on the deck where CHarles Witman stood is creepy. I used to go into the librar...  more »
  • The building, which was built in the late 1920 's, the University of Texas main building. A fountain and a 6 Pack is located in the center of the building, called the capitol in facing
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  • Interesting way to spend an hour. The views are great. I think it's a cop-out that they won't at least acknowledge the shootings  more »
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  • I have some mixed feelings about Towers, but overall I am glad I chose to live here this year. It really irritates me (and my guests) that they have to search bags and check guests in after 8pm. It's hard to have a bunch of friends over for an evening. But I like the apartment itself. The space is great for the price, and it's pretty close to campus. The kitchen is small but such a lifesaver, the floors are decent quality fake wood (much preferable to the solid tile dorm floors yikes. The furniture has seen better days but is sleek and effective. I love the balcony, it's honestly what seals the deal for me, but be warned that balconies on a certain side of the building are locked and you could be put into those rooms and not get access to your balcony --- just something to consider if you like a balcony as much as I do. The food is decent, they have laundry, they have a workout room and a pool; the amenities are nice. Oh but I do get a lot of little bugs in my apartment. Usually small little flies or little crawling bugs, a couple of times some bigger cockroaches. All in all, I'm happy with my living situation this year, but I'm not planning on sticking around for another couple years.
  • I love the Towers rooftop. You can see the whole city and the sunsets are beautiful. There is so much space in the apartment. My closet is bigger than my room back home. The oven is a lifesaver because I love cooking. Towers serves an awesome tomato soup and vegan beef tacos.
  • I have lived at University Towers for about four months now and my experience has been pretty pleasant. I really appreciate the apartment staff who host activities and functions for people to attend. The buildings are fairly clean, and any issues regarding cleanliness are usually the occupants fault and not due to a lack of regular cleaning by the staff. The apartments are spacious, however the building does lack color. But, honestly, for the rent and the dining services and th closeness to campus, it's not at all bad.
  • My daughter just moved to TX to attend UT Austin as a sophomore. Being from another state it was difficult to find a place to live without knowing the area. We chose University Towers for its location and because it was recently renovated. It proved to be very comfortable and safe! Everything they say on their website, is there. The place is clean. The views are fantastic. Food in the cafeteria is good. They even have customer service people at the building to help with anything you need. A good apt for a very good price. Other apt buildings and dorms were more expensive and had less to offer. I recommend University Towers.
  • Overall, I like University Towers and the amenities they provide. It gets the job done. I will definitely renew my lease. Room (2 Bed/1 Bath-Shared): I love the space that we have in the apartment and it has a decent look. I would say bring some decorations to brighten up the room. My only complaint is that we don't have a light for the living room area. For the kitchen area, there is a stove top, but no oven (heads up). There is a microwave and fridge. Other issues: chipped paint (they'll fix it, if you ask), shower wall tiles, our kitchen table has scratches all over it. Overall, I'm content with room. Washer and Dryer: They are decent and they get the job done. However, the machines break down A LOT and you have to go to different floors to see which ones are working. On the other hand, I like the fact that you can use your debit card to pay to use the machine. Dining and Food: The dining area is very nice and it has two floors. The food is average. It's not the same as a home cooked meal, but you'll like the options. I love their specials at the grills. They have coffee and a soda fountain with plenty of options for drinks. Front Desk: Everyone is super nice and sweet at the front desk. They are awesome! They usually respond to emails as soon as possible. Maintenance: If you have a maintenance problem, they fix it immediately or at least within that same day. Security Checks: Very annoying and tedious (especially if you want to invite friends), but the people are nice. It does mention security checks in the lease, so I expected it. Gym: The gym is an average size and the machines have worked well so far. Cleanliness (of the overall building): They try to keep it clean for the most part, but I do see trash every now and then, but nothing extreme. When I read the reviews before I was worried about roaches. I haven't seen any so far. So, I would say just keep your apartment clean and you won't have any problems. People: The people that leave here are super friendly and I have't had any problems with anyone. A lot of international students live here as well. Fun: They try to do fun stuff for the whole apartment building from time to time. I haven't had a chance to attend any of the events. They have a foosball table and ping-pong tables on the ground floor and a lot of people enjoy it.

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