Jan 2019: Cost effective but is loosing its charm because if less maintenance activities Review from Google
Dec 2018: Not far from campus and on the bus route. The office ladies are awesome! Review from Google
Dec 2018: Great location being so close to campus. Great place for students. I think College Main is a great option for saving money, but still getting a good bang for your buck. Definitely would recommend to my friends. Review from Google
Dec 2018: Affordable living for just the right amount of space needed. Great for saving money and the office staff is wonderful! Review from Google
Oct 2018: It's alright for what you pay.
There are many other alternatives to choose from. So know what you want before deciding.
College Main probably is on the average for everything - price, reachability to campus, apartment facilities.
Also know what kind of apartment you want - I kinda regret getting a duplex; as much of the ground floor remains unused. Review from Google
Sep 2018: Two main problems: 1. All household appliances are way too old, and this means less efficient, more energy consumption. For example: Air conditioner is ON 24*7 but still you are on the verge of sweating in your house. Roachesproblem is very very common here. But you will get used to sharing your space with cockroaches after a month.
2. Service: I don'tblame people working here since they do not have enough resources from above to solve the problems such as, replacing 100 years old appliances, etc.
The only reason I would recommend this place is if you have friends living
here, so it would be easier for you to network and have fun. Friends do make our lives a lot easier. Review from Google
Sep 2018: When we move in 6 months back, there are several issues with the apartment - half of the burners not working, very slowwater flow in basins, pull chain for switching off fan missing, lights missing in many places etc. So we gave service request for that, but till today not a single request is acted! They keep saying we have so many requests.
The AC makes a hell lot of noise.
The only thing is it is relatively cheap, but with worst service & quality of apartment, I am not sure if that's worth it. Many people come here through IGSA, but I think IGSA refers College Main but doesn't recommend it :) Review from Google
Jul 2018: Very nice people and the pricing for two bed one and a half bathroom is very cheap compared to other apartment complexes. The pool is deep too but the pool isn't something to brag about because its small and just the right size for a small family gathering. Review from Google
May 2018: I am seeing very bad reviews here and do not agree with them completely. I have been living here for the past 2 years and had no issues. They will charge you the fine if you are late for payment and they are stringent about it. So better check your online account now and then. Whatever service request we gave were addressed in a week. Emergency personnel came within 30 minutes whenever we called them. If you are nice to them, they are sweet to you. I have been to almost all apartment complexes in the north gate area as my friends live here and there and everyone had issues with their place of living. If you want to live economically, this seems a very good option. I will definitely update this review if I run into any issues with the management later. Review from Google
May 2018: Horrible service ! They turned a blind eye to all of my complaints. The appliances in the apartment are not in very good condition and they don't repair it even after repeated requests. Last fall we had our AC repaired several times and if the AC breaksdown sometime in the evening it won't be repaired till the next day. So, I and my roommates had to languish in the heat all night!! The main problem is that this apartment complex is promoted by the IGSA and many people think that this is the best place to stay but it's far from the truth. If IGSA tells you to book a place in college main then it is primarily because college main sponsors some of the IGSA events. Think carefully before booking a place here. Consider North Ramparts, Cherry Hollow, Scandia, Country Place. don't fall prey for the IGSA sponsorship.
Suggestion for IGSA. don't deg Review from Google
Apr 2018: Easy to get a room here, but thistplace sucksbig time, one day the AC leaks, the other day stove breaksdown, the roof may swell during heavy rains and so on and so forth. In my apartment the bathrooms don't have locks, we have complained couple of times but to no avail. There are no windows in the top floor, I mean we have glass panes but you cannot open or lift them. I would suggest to go for Cherry Hollows, North Ramparts, Normandy, Country place, block 12, etc. Anywhere but College Main. Review from Google
Apr 2018: Easy to get a room here because of the so called referral by IGSA, yet ironically you will never find (m)any executive members of IGSA staying in college main. And why is that? Because this place sucksbig time, one day the AC leaks, the other day stove breaksdown, the roof may swell during heavy rains and so on and so forth. In my apartment the bathrooms don't have locks, we have complained couple of times but to no avail. There are no windows in the top floor, I mean we have glass panes but you cannot open or lift them. I would suggest to go for Cherry Hollows, North Ramparts, Normandy, Country place, block 12, etc. Anywhere but College Main. don't fall into the easy trap of believing the IGSA mentors. Review from Google
Dec 2017: Average in accommodation quality. Considerably close to campus. Old houses with noisy structure. A lot of Indian students get there because of overhype by some university student groups. Many other places around are worth looking for in similar price range. Review from Google
Dec 2017: Stay clear of this place. The apartments are horrible and managed by a bunch of jokers. Review from Google
Sep 2017: Giving 1 star because Google won't let me give 0.
As a previous resident, they are probably the worst place to lease a place. The leasing office people are super rude once you move out. They ask you to email and communicate with their corporate office and impose random charges.
The apartments are infested with roaches and rats. (We even caught one. )
Even for Indian students , please don't get attracted with their no deposit policy. Its better to Pat and live without a constant threat of getting sickdue to roaches and other pests.
They when tried to charge residents to pay for parking. Not to mention the pool, they probably clean it once every semester. Review from Google
Jul 2017: Please do not fall for the "No deposit" scheme that these people run for luring tenants to lease their property. Stayed at this place for a year. They compensate for that by giving you a heavy move out fees.
A) They will not give you a fresh apartment, with everything checked and working. You need to check each and every bulb, port and corner of your house and report within 48 hours of moving in to avoid being charged for a repair they ignored to make.
B) Once you report the repair, it may take anywhere between 1 week to 2-3 months for them to come and repair it. There are only 2 people who look after the repairs in the whole property.
C) Bed bugs: This apartment is hands down the most bed bug prone apartment in the College Station/Bryan area. So much that they offer a free treatment for the first time you have bed bugs in your house. The Review from Google
May 2017: I've lived at college main for about 2 years from 2015 to 2017. In these 2 years the apartment had numerous issues. The air conditioning would breakdown frequently in the summer. It took repeated complaints to have it fixed. Atleast 4 complaints in a span of 3-4 months.
The shower stopped working. The ceiling would leak. That's water from the toilet dripping in to your kitchen. The toilet downstairs brokedown and had to replaced and it wasn't mounted correctly. It still swings a bit when you sit on it.
The general attitude of the management is lazy and unhelpful.
Review from 5/22/17 on Google
Apr 2017: Nice place to stay for students, mostly because it is very economical compared to the nearby options. A lot of Indian students live in this apartment complex so you will never feel away from home if you are an incoming student from India. The staff is very cooperative if you speak nicely with them. My experience has been very good in the 2 years I lived in this place. Review from Google
Sep 2016: The management staff are rude and look for issues to impose a fine. Once a letter somehow fell off on the ground, just below our mailbox, while the postman was putting letters inside the mailboxes. It was posted to our address, meant for the previous residents of the apt. College Main authorities imposed a fine of $25 on us for "throwing away someone else's letter" !! When we tried to explain that it wasn't our fault & we didn't have anything to do with it, they sternly said on our face that they don't believe us. This is just one incident to mention. They never really cared to listen to our point. The carpets were old with stains, the curtains were old & breaking off at places, living room didn't have sufficient light.
Review from 9/4/16 on Apartment Ratings
Aug 2016: Worst place ever... Rufe management want to fine you for everything even when moving. We were unloading our uhual and got a fine for having furniture outside for more than 30 minutes yet we were moving in. Had no electricity in the room for 2 months but never sent no ody. Things always get burned out with the connectors. Have gone through 4 microwave due to the ghetto rewired outlets.... Dont pay your rent before the 3rd because in the 4th they put an evictionnotice... They are pathetic. Manager must have something up her butt or doesnt have a partner because she is rude...... they do have very nice maintenance people though but they just dont get work orders.
Review from 8/29/16 on Apartment Ratings
Jun 2016: Close to campus, cheap, Bryan priced electricity, WiFi included, lump sum pre-paying, bus route, northgate, and more!
Downsides are the age and cramped nature's of the apartments. I like the idea of laundry cards, but I wish you could refill them at a kiosk rather than only in the main office.
Review from 6/15/16 on Google
Jan 2016: It's a bit old but they have big kitchens and the response time to a complain is very fast. Also free internet :)
Review from 1/28/16 on Google
Sep 2015: The place is decent enough to live though it is a old apartment when compared to the other building.
Until March 2015 Management was good enough, helpful to student. A New director has moved or may be she existed but never worked lazying around and hence I never interacted with her. All the helpful people have moved out because of this irritating director. She is useless,lazy, good for nothing. Things which could take a few minutes take days together. Even if things could be done right away she slacks. I would not suggest anyone to go here unless you have no other options only the reason being management has changed and its pathetic now.
Review from 9/4/15 on Google
Jun 2015: This place is awful: terrible management and old units. They will try to rip you off by any mean. When you move out they will charge you a $50 move out fee, plus cleaning fees even if you make sure you clean the unit very well.
They will also charge you if you ask for maintenance !!!
The internet is notfree as they say because you have to buy a modem or rent one.
This place is not worth your money. You can find much better places.
The only good thing about College Main Apartments is the proximity to campus.
Review from 6/27/15 on Google