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UF Student Apartment Review: Hub University (Updated for 2024)

By Gavin

As a UF student, I know deciding where to live each year can be challenging. Our leasing staff at Sweetwater has helped hundreds of students in their search for the right apartment, and we know the importance of looking at all of your options before making a final decision.

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The diverse floor plans and full suite of amenities at Sweetwater make it a great place for students to live, but we know students want to know about all of the apartment options.

That’s why we’ve created this review of Hub University, an apartment complex near UF.

Hub University: UF Apartment Review

Hub on University Gainesville

Hub University located on University Ave. (Photo courtesy of Myefski Architects)

The Basics

Before we get into the specifics about the apartment complex, here are some quick facts about Hub University:

Address: 1111 W University Ave.

Neighborhood: Corner of 13th St and University Ave

Year built: 2020

Number of beds: 413

Number of rooms: 109

Number of stories: 8


Located just one block west of campus, Hub University is about a 6-minute walk from the Heavener School of Business. The apartment is around the corner from Publix and Piesanos, a popular local Italian restaurant.

Hub University is located in between Midtown and Downtown and near sorority row.

Hub University is about a 7-minute walk to Midpoint Park & Eatery, a new food truck park that has hammocks and picnic tables.

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Hub University has a parking garage. As of December 2023, parking for vehicles is $100 per month for surface parking or $250 a month for reserved garage parking. For scooters, it’s $60 per month. All rates are subject to change.

Another parking option is neighborhood parking, which is available throughout the city. It costs $216 for the year, but there is no guarantee that you will find a spot because there are not that many spots. For more information about neighborhood parking, visit the City of Gainesville Parking website.

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Hub University Fitness Center

Hub University has a fitness center with equipment for any workout. (Photo courtesy of Hub on Campus)

Hub University offers many amenities, including a rooftop pool and outdoor barbecue area, clubrooms, and private meeting rooms where residents can hold club meetings or work on group projects.

The fitness center at Hub University includes a yoga studio, sauna and tanning salon, and basic workout equipment.

Pricing and Floor Plans

Hub University offers many different floor plans. Depending on which floor plan you choose, the cost of rent can vary greatly.

Here is a list of all of the floor plan options at Hub University:

  • Studio
  • One bedroom: 1×1
  • Two bedroom: 2×1, 2×2
  • Three bedroom: 3×3
  • Four bedroom: 4×2, 4×4
  • Five bedroom: 5×2, 5×5

At the time of publication on December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at Hub University range from the $800s to over $1,900 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on Hub’s floor plans page.

Each unit is complete with stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry machines. Hub University also offers upgraded apartments, VIP or Mansions, at a more expensive rate. Mansion apartments have a patio with a hot tub and high-tech appliances.

Hub University is pet-friendly, with certain breed and animal exceptions. The pet fee is a one-time deposit of $250 and $25/month per pet, as of December 2023.

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We hope that this was a helpful review of one of your living options in Gainesville.

If you have any questions about student housing options in Gainesville, please contact the leasing staff at Sweetwater, who would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Originally published 6/27/2022. Last updated 12/1/2023.


Gavin is the Leasing Manager at Sweetwater. He is a junior at UF majoring in Sports Management.

December 01, 2023

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