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UF Student Apartment Review: The Standard at Gainesville

By Alexandra

As a college student, deciding where to live can be one of the hardest, and most important, decisions that you make.

As a UF student myself, I know that looking for student housing near the University of Florida, especially near campus, can be very overwhelming.

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That’s why we’re here to help.

While our location at Sweetwater has a full suite of amenities and floor plans that appeal to various student needs, we know that it is important to understand all of your options before making such a big decision. If you’re looking at Sweetwater as a student housing option, you may also be looking at The Standard.

To make sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision, we have compiled an honest review of The Standard at Gainesville to help you feel confident during your student housing search.

The Standard at Gainesville: UF Apartment Review

The Standard | Student Apartment in Gainesville

The Standard located on University Ave. Photo courtesy of CHW.

The Basics

Before getting into the details, these quick stats will give you a feel for The Standard’s community:

Address: 1360 W. University Ave

Location: Corner of 13th St and University Ave

Year Built: 2017

Number of Beds: 1,200

Number of Rooms: 430

Number of Stories: 10


Across the street from UF’s campus, The Standard at Gainesville is located on the corner of University Ave and 13th Street.

The Standard is just steps away from Chick-Fil-A, Target, and Bento and is across the street from Publix and Starbucks. The Standard is also a two-minute walk to Matherly Hall and Anderson Hall, and a three-minute walk to Hub on 3rd.

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The Standard Parking Garage

The Standard has a parking garage available to residents that is connected to the building through elevated walkways. Photo courtesy of The Standard.

If you’re planning on bringing a car or scooter, The Standard offers resident parking in the garage at an additional monthly cost of $150 and scooter parking for an annual fee of $200. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. City street parking can also be used for guests after 4 p.m.

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On the first floor, The Standard has an on-site management center. The rooftop clubhouse features a game room, racquetball court, golf simulator, tanning beds, pool tables, an academic study lounge, and a computer lab with iMacs and a printer.

The Standard’s rooftop resort-style pool deck is complete with a jumbotron, cabanas, various seating, and an outdoor kitchen for grilling. The property fitness center offers a free-bar squat rack, strength equipment, cardio machines and free weights. For VIP residents, The Standard offers a VIP pool and lounge with a study room, game room, and sauna.

Rooftop Pool

The Standard has a rooftop pool with lounge chairs and outdoor grills. Photo courtesy of The Standard.

The Standard has a controlled access fob system, plus deadbolts on all unit doors.

All apartments are fully furnished. The units include internet, a TV in the living area, full-sized kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a washer and dryer. Premium rooms have a spacious living area with 32” TVs in each bedroom.


The Standard at Gainesville offers a variety of apartments on just about every type of floor plan.

Here is a list of all the floor plan options at The Standard:

  • Studio
  • One bedroom: 1×1, 1×1.5
  • Two bedroom: 2×2
  • Three bedroom: 3×3
  • Four bedroom: 4×3, 4×4
  • Five bedroom: 5×3, 5×4, 5×5
  • Six bedroom: 6×6

Base rent prices as listed on the property website, upon publication, range from the $900s to just over $1500 depending on the floor plan and square footage. The apartment also offers VIP suites for an add-on of $75/month that comes with upgraded features.

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We hope this property review helped you better understand your living options in Gainesville near the University of Florida.

If you have any questions about living in Gainesville or want to learn more about Sweetwater, contact our leasing team, who are happy to answer any questions you may have during your search for student housing.


Alexandra is a Leasing and Marketing Assistant for Sweetwater. She is a junior at UF majoring in Marketing and minoring in Mass Communications.

July 11, 2022

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