The ColonyRate This Apartment
This is the best place on campus to live--it is super social and there are always people out on their stoops to hang out with. The apartments are older but the wards and the people and overall atmosphere totally make it worth it! The management has always been available and helpful.
I rented from spring 2015 through winter 2016.
Not worth your money. The office never responds to emails. They find ways to charge you and don\'t communicate their late fees to you very clearly. There is no online payment system which is completely ridiculous considering we live in 2016. $380/mo for a tiny SHARED room is so over priced. Apartments are falling apartment - broken light fixtures, doors that don\'t close or even LOCK properly, broken fridges, broken dishwashers, paper thin walls. Don\'t count on maintenance to fix anything for you. Don\'t waste your money here...there are hundreds of other places you could live in Provo that are much nicer.
I rented from summer 2016 through summer 2016.
This place is awful. Maintenance takes decades to come fix the smallest problem, they are understaffed. The quality of the brand new dishwashers and fridges must have come from Goodwill they are so cheap. The apartments are falling apart and waaaay overpriced. This place is disgusting. Don\'t waste your money. You can find a much better place for $365 a month--you can get a private room in Provo for that. There are NO private rooms at the Colony, don\'t believe what they write on their website. The landlord does NOT know what they are doing...
I rented from fall 2014 through fall 2015.
I lived here from Fall 2013 to Winter 2014.
The Colony is a great place to live if you want to have a social life, but other than that, not so much. The entire time I've lived here I've either been in a relationship or been engaged, so the social aspect isn't as appealing to me. Everybody is nice, but they're mostly BYU students, with some UVU students, so who is really surprised. The price is horrible, though. For maybe $15 more, I could've easily lived in a much nicer apartment, built during my lifetime (or even my parents'), and had a private room.
Really, honestly, what you pay for is definitely the social life. The Colony is popular enough that they're able to slowly raise the price of rent up over the years and there's still a waiting list to get in. People want to come here because they think it's social, the parking doesn't suck, having a pool is kinda nice, and it's not too far from BYU. However, if you're not looking to shell out at least $350 a month Fall/Winter, look elsewhere. If you don't care much about the social scene (and even if it's not because you're in a relationship, there's nothing wrong with that), then you really, honestly have no reason to live here. There are much cheaper places here in Provo that are more than suited for your needs.
I will say this, last semester the internet was terrible, and now this semester it has gotten way better. I'm generally able to manage around 15-20mbps (not Google fiber, but better than free "Google fiber" anyway), which, for someone who has a reasonable amount of data needs (and not JUST netflix), this isn't too bad.
Awesome, awesome place. The people are social but down-to-earth. I would be staying but I was an idiot and didn't get a contract in time. But I definitely will be back as soon as I can!
I rented from fall 10 through summer 11.
Great parking - friends will never get booted. Big front rooms and kitchens. The bedrooms are different sizes, one is tiny, one middle-sized, and the last is pretty big. Ward is super social and down-to-earth. Cleaning checks aren't too bad. Walk to campus is about 10- 15 mins. Overall, I really liked living here.
I rented from fall '09 through fall 10.
This has the worst management of any place I have ever lived. I signed up to live here while I was on my mission just before I got home and why anybody would live here after checking it out is a mystery to me. This place sucks.