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Rambler v. Union on San Antonio: Which Student Apartment is Right for Me?

By Grace

Choosing the right student housing in West Campus can be overwhelming with so many options available.

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Offering more than 40 floor plans, cutting-edge amenities, and a prime location near the UT Campus, Rambler stands out as an excellent option for UT students. However, given the numerous alternatives available to UT students boasting similar locations and amenities, it’s important you make an informed decision. To help you in this process, we’ve created a detailed side-by-side comparison of Rambler and Union on San Antonio, evaluating key aspects such as basics, location, amenities, pricing and floor plans.

Rendering of Union on San Antonio common room.

Rendering courtesy of Union on San Antonio.

Comparing West Campus Student Apartments: Rambler vs. San Antonio

Property Rambler Union on San Antonio
Address 2513 Seton Ave 2011 San Antonio Street
Year Built 2023 2024
Number of Stories  8 30
Distance from Campus 5-minute walk 4-minute walk

The Basics

To start, let’s look at the basics. 


Address: 2513 Seton Ave

Year Built: 2023

Number of Units: 215

Number of Stories: 8

Union on San Antonio

Address: 2011 San Antonio Street

Year Built: 2024

Number of Units: 425

Number of Stories: 30

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Located at 2513 Seton Ave, Rambler is a short walk away from the Union, the West Campus Food Truck Park, and a variety of food hotspots, including Pizza Press, Raku, Pluckers, or any of your favorite spots on Guad. Rambler is also located near several Greek houses, including Phi Psi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Sigma Chi and Delta Gamma.

Rambler, a mid-rise student housing development located in West Campus near The University of Texas at Austin.

Welcome to Rambler, a mid-rise student housing development located in West Campus near The University of Texas at Austin.

Union on San Antonio

Located on the corner of San Antonio Street and W 21st Street, Union on San Antonio is a short walk away from the McCombs School of Business. In just a few minutes, you can visit Sweetgreen, Cain and Abel’s or Target. It’s also close to many other West Campus apartments, including Lark Austin and Inspire on 22nd.

Rendering of the exterior of Union on San Antonio

Rendering courtesy of Greystar.


Both locations offer a wide range of amenities to suit the college lifestyle. To make the comparison process easier, we have created this chart of the amenities available at each location. 

Rambler Union on San Antonio
Pool Deck
Hot Tub
Grilling Area
Outdoor Screens
Gym and Fitness Center
Yoga Studio
Spin Room
Wellness Studio
Outdoor Stretch Pavilion
Planting Terrace
Pet Wash/Dog Spa
Dog Park
Study Spaces
Private Study Rooms
Podcast Studio
Record Rooms
Music Lounge
Game Room
On-Site Coffee Shop
Tandem Parking

For more information on amenities, visit the amenities pages for Rambler and Union on San Antonio.

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Rambler’s yoga studio is an airy, light-filled space, equipped with mats, blankets, blocks, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Pricing and Floor Plans


Rambler has floor plan options ranging from studios through 6×6 penthouses. You can find current availability and pricing on our floor plan page.

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All units come fully furnished with stainless steel appliances, full-sized washer dryer, smart TV, high-speed internet and cable. The front door is equipped with an electronic fob lock and deadbolt to ensure resident safety and peace of mind. Kitchens boast warm gray cabinets, black accents, and stunning multi-quartz countertops. Additionally, all of the 5×5 and 6×6 units feature a mini-fridge for extra storage space in the kitchen.

kitchen island and barstools at Rambler austin

Kitchen island and stools in Rambler’s model unit.

Union on San Antonio

Union on San Antonio has studio, 2×2, 4×2 and 4×4 floor plan options. You can pay more for certain features, such as a private balcony or to be on a higher floor.

At the time of publication in February 2024, rates for the 2024-2025 school year at Union on San Antonio range from the $1,100s to over $1,800 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on Union on San Antonio’s floor plan page.

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Every unit will come fully furnished with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops. Units also come with appliances such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, and a washer and dryer.

Rendering of Union on San Antonio kitchen

Rendering courtesy of Union on San Antonio.

We hope this article will give you insight on these West Campus properties and help you decide which is best for you. If you have any questions about Rambler or West Campus living, contact our leasing staff! We would love to help you with your housing search.


Grace is a Digital Marketing Intern for Rambler. She is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations.

February 20, 2024

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