Lived in UV during my undergrad a few years back, and decided to live here again when I picked up a job in Columbus. I've always liked the neighborhood, as it seems like UV takes good care of the area. It also feels safe, as I have walked around multiple times in the evening, with no issues.
The apartments are nothing crazy, but I've felt comfortable in each one I've lived in. Neighbors are usually quiet enough, though given the thin walls and demographic, it can get loud from time to time.
The garbage disposal breaks or things leak from time to time, but maintenance has always been pretty prompt.
While I don't utilize all the amenities, the gym is well maintained and useful.
Recently, I've really appreciated the addition of recycling, which I felt was always lacking in this complex. I hope to see similar earth-friendly improvements!
All in all, I'm pretty content with my stay. A few issues here and there keep it from a perfect score, but its definitely a solid choice for off-campus housing.