College Square Apartments

★★★☆☆
  • 808 Rdg Dr Ste 4

    Dekalb, IL 60115

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  • 815-758-1920

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Ive lived here for 4 yrs- not because i wanted to- i couldn't afford to move out. Yesterday(11-4-11) when i turned in my rent check, the only person that works in the office told me that new management bought the place and they are kicking everyone out by 11-30-11. Yes- i have 25 days to find a new apartment and leave! The new management is calling the place Fornelli Hall, which i'm including so it pops up in Google if anyone is looking for a review. Although i can't say if the new refurbished apartments will be better than the old ones, unless they are demolishing the old buildings and erecting new ones, i wouldn't bet on it. I can hear everything the people above me do. Last night, they watched alias, played rap music, then played mario kart until 3 a.m. Here is how thin the walls are: a month ago, someone swung open the hallway door and created a fist-sized hole in my living room wall. Honestly. Also, they only have 1 person employed monday-friday in the office. He is the only one you'll ever talk to. He rarely answers the phone, and often just isn't in the office when he's supposed to be. Other issues: a bedbug infestation. Roach spraying 4x/year where you have to leave your apt from 8a.m. to 5p.m. with your pets, and also box up all your food and move your furniture away from the walls. If you don't have a parking sticker or if your parking sticker is outdated, you will be towed at your expense!! That's happened to me TWICE. The office DOES NOT reemburse you or even call the towing company and complain. Maintanance will just go into your apt without making an appt, and if you are just getting out of the shower when they come in- well- too bad. The paint comes off the wall in strips. For the first year i lived there i kept turning up the thermostat, wondering why it didn't get any warmer- especially since my ComEd bill was over $200/mo! Turned out, the heat registered as working on my meter, but didn't actually emit any heat. I had to manually find the fuse in the fuse box that was hooked up to the heating and switch it off so i would stop being charged by ComEd as though i kept the apartment at 95 degrees year-round. Now i just use space heaters. Also, i'm not sure where the heat is supposed to come from, since there aren't any vents on the ceiling or walls. I assume the vents are on the floor and have been carpetted over- fire safety 101? The hallways smell like urine and skunk weed, which most of your shady neighbors probably smoke. And the neighborhood is unsafe. Last year, the apt across the hall from me was broken into by a couple guys with guns who were looking for drugs(the people who lived there were dealers- way to background check your tennants, college square.). Also, during this past summer someone tried to break into my bedroom window. I woke up and saw an african male with a wooden plank wedged into my sliding window. The police said he probably thought the apt was vacant, so since then i've slept with the living room light on because i no longer feel safe. There is always only ONE working washer and ONE working dryer in the laundry room. A fun game is to spend until you find the ones that work. Put aside an entire day to do laundry. You will end up going to pull your clothes out of the washer and discovering the top half of the pile is bone dry, the bottom half sopping wet, and having to try the next washer down. The other issues are all things like, cabinets that are crooked/smell like curry, small water heater so don't expect to shave and shower in one go, toilets run or no suction(flush twice), and a wall A/C unit is noisy and works for about an hour at a time, then stops pushing out cold air. That stuff might be fixed with the new ''refurbishing''. However, the neighborhood, the bugs and roach sprayings(never a good sign), the horrible sound insullation, the parking and office issues- i doubt those will be remedied. I recommend, if you have a car, looking for something farther from campus- like sycamore or rochelle. No one is happy if they aren't happy with their home.

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Ive lived here for 4 yrs- not because i wanted to- i couldn't afford to move out. Yesterday(11-4-11) when i turned in my rent check, the only person that works in the office told me that new management bought the place and they are kicking everyone out by 11-30-11. Yes- i have 25 days to find a new apartment and leave! The new management is calling the place Fornelli Hall, which i'm including so it pops up in Google if anyone is looking for a review. Although i can't say if the new refurbished apartments will be better than the old ones, unless they are demolishing the old buildings and erecting new ones, i wouldn't bet on it. I can hear everything the people above me do. Last night, they watched alias, played rap music, then played mario kart until 3 a.m. Here is how thin the walls are: a month ago, someone swung open the hallway door and created a fist-sized hole in my living room wall. Honestly. Also, they only have 1 person employed monday-friday in the office. He is the only one you'll ever talk to. He rarely answers the phone, and often just isn't in the office when he's supposed to be. Other issues: a bedbug infestation. Roach spraying 4x/year where you have to leave your apt from 8a.m. to 5p.m. with your pets, and also box up all your food and move your furniture away from the walls. If you don't have a parking sticker or if your parking sticker is outdated, you will be towed at your expense!! That's happened to me TWICE. The office DOES NOT reemburse you or even call the towing company and complain. Maintanance will just go into your apt without making an appt, and if you are just getting out of the shower when they come in- well- too bad. The paint comes off the wall in strips. For the first year i lived there i kept turning up the thermostat, wondering why it didn't get any warmer- especially since my ComEd bill was over $200/mo! Turned out, the heat registered as working on my meter, but didn't actually emit any heat. I had to manually find the fuse in the fuse box that was hooked up to the heating and switch it off so i would stop being charged by ComEd as though i kept the apartment at 95 degrees year-round. Now i just use space heaters. Also, i'm not sure where the heat is supposed to come from, since there aren't any vents on the ceiling or walls. I assume the vents are on the floor and have been carpetted over- fire safety 101? The hallways smell like urine and skunk weed, which most of your shady neighbors probably smoke. And the neighborhood is unsafe. Last year, the apt across the hall from me was broken into by a couple guys with guns who were looking for drugs(the people who lived there were dealers- way to background check your tennants, college square.). Also, during this past summer someone tried to break into my bedroom window. I woke up and saw an african male with a wooden plank wedged into my sliding window. The police said he probably thought the apt was vacant, so since then i've slept with the living room light on because i no longer feel safe. There is always only ONE working washer and ONE working dryer in the laundry room. A fun game is to spend until you find the ones that work. Put aside an entire day to do laundry. You will end up going to pull your clothes out of the washer and discovering the top half of the pile is bone dry, the bottom half sopping wet, and having to try the next washer down. The other issues are all things like, cabinets that are crooked/smell like curry, small water heater so don't expect to shave and shower in one go, toilets run or no suction(flush twice), and a wall A/C unit is noisy and works for about an hour at a time, then stops pushing out cold air. That stuff might be fixed with the new ''refurbishing''. However, the neighborhood, the bugs and roach sprayings(never a good sign), the horrible sound insullation, the parking and office issues- i doubt those will be remedied. I recommend, if you have a car, looking for something farther from campus- like sycamore or rochelle. No one is happy if they aren't happy with their home.

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College Square is not as bad as everyone else makes it seem. They must have a different staff because the maintenance works quickly and efficiently, and the office staff will help you out in any way they can. All in all, I recommend College Square to any college student looking for a cheap place to live or just anybody looking for a cheap place to live.
ps i looks like the hallways are cleaned regularly.

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College Square is not as bad as everyone else makes it seem. They must have a different staff because the maintenance works quickly and efficiently, and the office staff will help you out in any way they can. All in all, I recommend College Square to any college student looking for a cheap place to live or just anybody looking for a cheap place to live.
ps i looks like the hallways are cleaned regularly.

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I truly liked living at College Square. Rent was cheap, maintenance was quick and friendly and the office staff was very nice. When I went in to look at the apartment, the guy in the office said it was his first week there, so I think they have new employees that seem eager to help. The apartment I lived in was huge and really homey. I recommend College Square Apartments. Apparently the other comments on this page were written by people looking for a Hilton to stay in.

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I truly liked living at College Square. Rent was cheap, maintenance was quick and friendly and the office staff was very nice. When I went in to look at the apartment, the guy in the office said it was his first week there, so I think they have new employees that seem eager to help. The apartment I lived in was huge and really homey. I recommend College Square Apartments. Apparently the other comments on this page were written by people looking for a Hilton to stay in.

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I was a tenant here. Although the rent is cheap, the apartment isn't worth that. The hallways have odors. The laundry room is always out of order. The apartment itself is not comfortable, people usually enjoy going home, but living there you will not get that feeling. Living here was my last choice and I am confident that is most peoples who stay there, situation. The only good things was they let me out of the least without a charge.

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I was a tenant here. Although the rent is cheap, the apartment isn't worth that. The hallways have odors. The laundry room is always out of order. The apartment itself is not comfortable, people usually enjoy going home, but living there you will not get that feeling. Living here was my last choice and I am confident that is most peoples who stay there, situation. The only good things was they let me out of the least without a charge.

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NOT a very tidy apartment bunch..you will notice that the corridors or hallways are cleaned probably once in 9-12 months. The rooms are generally big compared to other apartments. Very comfortable to share with a roommate. Will be really Cheap if you can get a roommate. But very costly if you want to have the room for yourself. The surroundings are not kept clean and the maintenance is bad. I got my closet doors fixed after 3 months.Huskie Bus service is good for the area though.

PROS: Cheap if u have roomies
CONS: Untidy and expensive. For $245 a room, u might as well get a better apt.

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NOT a very tidy apartment bunch..you will notice that the corridors or hallways are cleaned probably once in 9-12 months. The rooms are generally big compared to other apartments. Very comfortable to share with a roommate. Will be really Cheap if you can get a roommate. But very costly if you want to have the room for yourself. The surroundings are not kept clean and the maintenance is bad. I got my closet doors fixed after 3 months.Huskie Bus service is good for the area though.

PROS: Cheap if u have roomies
CONS: Untidy and expensive. For $245 a room, u might as well get a better apt.

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