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University Towers, Austin

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  • Located in the center of the University of Texas campus, the 27-story TOWER is the site of the 1966 massacre where seventeen people died when shot with a sniper rifle by a disgruntled student. This ye...  more »
  • Walked from LBJ library. Got to building says tour on ground level Sign says 10 am to 5 pm clock struck 4. Sign had a phone number tours are ONLY on weekends by appointment. Sign is worthless as was 3...  more »
  • Really enjoyed visiting the campus again as my son and daughter are both UT graduates. The Tower is iconic with the university. My granddaughter really enjoyed sitting by the fountain and reading her ...  more »
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  • Came for a tour and was greeted by an friendly staff that asked detailed questions so they could find the best for me during the upcoming school year. The amenities blew my mind on how large and elegant they were. The rooftop was by far my favorite and the staff had mentioned they do weekly events. This will give me plenty of opportunities to meet new people. I would highly recommend people to live here or come see their place. Not to mention the special I signed for helped
  • This has been my second year living at towers and it has been a pretty good experience. The staff here is really friendly and will help you if you have any problems.The rooms are very spacious especially compared to dorms. The complex is in the heart of west campus and is close enough to campus to walk. The cafeteria serves pretty good food most of the time but for those days when the food is not so good, they have a salad bar and a grill that serves burgers and grilled chicken. The only complaint I have is more with the other residents than the complex itself. On the weekends some of the residents trash the halls and the elevators however the maintenance team does a pretty good job cleaning it all up the very next morning. Overall though Towers is a great place to live for your first few years as a student in Austin.
  • University Towers is a great place to live! Being a UT Student, it is super convenient being a 8-10 min walk to campus, and next to plenty of business that you may never need to drive. The staff and people are great and will get anything you need help with done in a timely and hard working manner. Would recommend for any student looking for affordable and close student living in West Campus.
  • Whether you will appreciate living at University Towers depends upon who you are and what you're looking for in an apartment. If you are going Greek, want to live in the heart of West Campus, don't mind that the floors show evidence of partying (weed, beer), etc.—you'll like Towers. There's a decent gym; it gets the job done. A cafeteria—which serves great food, where you can save a lot of money on coffee, and which has an awesome staff—is downstairs. You can park your car in a safe garage right across the street. The whole staff is awesome (special shoutout to Nancy and Greg), and the maintenance crew is quick and competent. If you want to read about Towers' shortcomings, see the other reviews. It's not as bad as other residents are making it sound, but there's obviously some truth to their complaints. The source of most of these flaws are some goblins who routinely choose to live here, nasty and inconsiderate monkeys who make the apartment's job much more difficult.
  • Please look through all the reviews before you consider University Towers. You'll see a few recent ones that are brief and seem very fake... Once you look through all of them I believe you'll see the ones that paint towers in the light it deserves and the more truthful side of things rather than what someone will try to sell you. Worst case what I would recommend is asking residents/UT students what they think about towers directly whenever you decide to visit UT Austin and they will automatically laugh and say "Towers?? don't live there!"