With so many student housing options near UT Austin, making a decision can feel overwhelming. Especially in West Campus, new developments continue to offer top-of-the-line amenities and modern features to stay competitive.
At Rambler, we’ve helped hundreds of UT Austin students in their search for student housing, and understand the importance of knowing all of your options before making a final decision.
While Rambler offers a variety of floor plans and a full suite of amenities that will elevate your college experience, and we are confident that we will meet your housing needs, it is important to know your options. If you’re considering Rambler as a student housing option, you are probably also looking at HillTop.
We’ve created an honest review of HillTop to help you feel confident when making your housing decision near UT Austin.
HillTop: West Campus Student Apartment Review
Before we dive in, here are a few quick facts about HillTop to give you a feel for the community:
Neighborhood: West Campus
Year Built: 2020
Number of Beds: 505
Number of Rooms: 142
Number of Stories: 8
HillTop is located on the corner of San Gabriel Street and West 24th Street, about an eight-minute walk to the UT campus.
Located in the West Campus neighborhood, HillTop is a short walk from popular spots including Cain & Abel’s, Raku and Pluckers. It is across the street from the second location of popular convenience store Orange Market, and close to other West Campus apartments such as Villas at San Gabriel and The Standard.
HillTop was built in 2020, offering student residents a variety of amenities.
The student apartment complex has a terrace pool deck, fitness center, coffee bar, on-site management and study lounges on each level. On the terrace pool deck, you’ll find a Jumbotron, a grilling station and an in-pool tanning shelf.
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All units come fully furnished with hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, plus walk-in closets in select units. Each installment includes a TV in the common area, Wi-Fi, and a full-size washer and dryer.
HillTop offers two and a half levels of underground parking in their secured garage. These parking spaces are available at an additional monthly cost on a first-come, first-serve basis. They also provide bicycle parking.
Floorplans & Pricing
HillTop offers 1×1, 2×2, 3×2, 3×3, 4×3, 4×4, 5×4, and 5×5 floor plans. They have double occupancy options in 1×1, 4×4, and 5×5 floor plans.
At the time of publication on December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at HillTop range from $820 to $1,795 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. Due to the tier system used by student housing apartments, most apartments raise rates throughout the lease-up season after a certain number of leases are signed. Learn more: Can signing earlier save me money?
We hope that this review of HillTop helps you in your search for student housing in West Campus.
If you have any questions about West Campus living or want to learn more about Rambler, feel free to contact our leasing staff, who are happy to help.
Originally published 8/12/2022. Last updated 12/1/2023.