Your problem is no f'kin AC in Florida's summer right now!!
I can't imagine. Can you get a window unit and hang in your bedroom for the heat of summer til fall? Sure! For a single college kid I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at that time living on the top 2nd floor of my 8 unit building built in the 60s. I really enjoyed my place because the smaller living/dining room combo had vault wood panel ceilings, half sphere hanging lamps, huge windows across the entire wall in bedrooms/living room, full panel closets, wood floors. Was cheap with 2nd roommate in separate room. Best addition I didn't know until I got there was a full attic we'd enjoy pleasant smoking after nights drinking. It had oddities of squeeky floors, bad/old countertops, slightly dirty from years of use. Landlord tried to keep them up some. I lived right across from campus, so getting to all those "amenities" you're describing were at the recreation center anyway across the street. Well, not pool tables. Those were in the bars just outside campus. I severely disliked those fancy new huge apartment complexes that try to cater with all amenities and gouge student on cost. Why do you need treadmills, huge pools and gym when that's already included in your tuition and fees at your uni? My tips
: I didn't have a dishwasher or garbage disposal either. This meant quick washing dishes/cleaning up as soon as I was done with my meal. It is the easiest way to stay on top of things and keeping your kitchen from becoming a disgusting heap. Do some easy/cheap decorating ideas to personalize your place and liven up the place. Work with the structure and oddities of the old apartment when you do this stuff. Your apartment may have been basically cleaned, but if previous students lived there try to clean/care for it better than you got it. Removing toilet stains, polishing corroded brass cabinet pulls, cleaning chrome on the sink, cleaning grout between the tiles, wiping down dirty cabinets ect. Taking some elbow grease to do these steps make the place look less dingy and more like it's been well cared with some history to it. I don't know the layout/ condition of your place, but I hope this helps in starting to appreciate living in a place that isn't exactly cookie-cutter construction of recent times.