I've lived in Albert's College Apts for 2 years (2012-2014). There are roaches, good luck getting rid of them...all the bait traps and spray they still come in through the walls from other units. The washing machines are broke half the time I do laundry (they blame the machine company and don't even bother calling it in, they wait for the residents to complain). They tried to change my lease without telling me, tried to charge me ridiculous late fees that I wasn't subject to, they shut off hot water, or the water all together, without warning. Last time I called about the hot water being off their response was "Well, you still have...water" They try to exploit the ignorance of college students who have never lived on their own and its despicable.
I live in the College West apartment building, and Alberts recently took up management. Since then, rent has gone up, and they also brought utilities in-house and is now charging each unit in my building $60 for water and sewer. I think it is totally unfair since my roommate and I usually paid a lot less than $60. When I called the rental office to inquire about it, it seemed like the girl I talked to could really care less about what I had to say. Also, the neighborhood is noisy. There are people constantly yelling outside and car alarms are always going off. I know this is the college area, but people seriously have absolutely no regard for their neighbors. Luckily there is Courtesy Patrol available. I love my apartment though; when we first moved in it had brand new carpet and new paint, it is the perfect size, and I loved my old landlords (they were a cute family), but I just can't stand living in this area for another year.
Cheapest, close to campus . The thing I like the most about living at Albert's is the convenience of its location. It is a five minute or so walk to campus and the gym. We also get our gym membership and other discounts included while living there, so that is a nice plus.
We were treated like family by the staff.Rick and his crew especially Brian have made our experience here incredible.
Decent college apartment, I love how close it is to classes and freeways. Management was always quick to respond to problems.