Before considering this apartment complex, please research the complaints of University Village Apartments on Colvin regarding their handling of inadequate, slow, unreliable, internet service. They promised their residents "fast wireless internet at your fingertips".
The reality is that they are not fulfilling their end of the promise. The internet service is too slow to handle the number of students living in the complex. Students have been complaining about the problem since early September. The complex appears to continue to let this problem drag on while pacifying their residents with promises of correcting the issue.
Unfortunately, promises do not help the students.
Students living at University Village Apartments on Colvin depend on fast internet access in order to complete their work. They need reliable internet access to download reading materials, research, upload their assignments, access online assignments, etc. They are being penalized (not being able to access online material, not being able to complete online assignments, etc.) for the apartments complex's slow and ineffective actions to correct the issue.
Their website (University Village Apartments on Colvin) still clearly advertises fast wireless internet at your fingertips.
It's a great place to live if you don't need internet access. However, based on our experience, I can not recommend for parents to seriously consider this apartment complex for their college students. The way it stands now, the students must leave their apartments in search of a stronger wireless internet access to complete their assignments.
I've contacted the complex via email numerous times and have yet to get a response.
Had we known that their promise of fast internet access was an untruth, we never would have considered this complex. I want the CC community to be aware of our experience with the complex. Had the internet service been as advertised, I would have highly recommended this off campus complex.
You can also read some of the complaints on facebook. All you have to do is google:
University Village Apartments on Colvin facebook. I don't know how long the complaints will be visible on facebook once they become aware that College Confidential members can read them. I won't be surprised if the negative posts get deleted from their wall on FB.