Photos by Yolanda Li.
Address: 1800 Rhodes Road
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The up: Unmatched pricing value and several convenient amenities and facilities.
The down: Plagued with negative rumors (elevators getting stuck, toilets backing up, bats in the hallway).
Our call: Great choice if you’re on a tight budget and need to be right near the campus.
College Towers’ two apartment buildings are virtually on campus, residing right on the boundary. The complex is very close to the Van Campen and Ice Arena stops for the PARTA Campus Loop bus. There are a decent variety of apartments available here, ranging from bare-basics studios to comfortable two-bedroom apartments. With the bill including Internet, water, cable, and gas (as well as electric for the studios), College Towers is definitely one to consider for those with limited funds.
Despite being comparatively cheap, there are several features worth noting. College Towers has an indoor, heated pool, a fitness center including free weights, treadmills and an exercise bike, and a movie theater that can be reserved for group viewings. Maintenance services and a computer lab are also available on a 24/7 basis.
Pets: Caged animals (fish, gerbils, etc.) allowed for no fee; cats allowed with $150 down-payment (non-refundable) and an additional $10 per month
Parking: Free parking for residents with a pass
All-inclusive Studio: $355-$380
all except electric
One bedroom, $525 to $645
Two bedroom, $770 to $895
*Rent is per apartment