I was pretty surprised it came as early as it did. Arrived on Saturday when it's set date was supposed to be the following Wednesday. No complaints here!
As far as set up goes. I won't lie, for me it was a little frustrating at times to do solo, but that may be something on my end more than others.
If you have short limbs, I would definitely recommend having someone help you hold the pieces when you screw them together.
Otherwise the set up was pretty easy. The instructions are very clear and concise. It's just a matter of physically doing it.
If you are not vertically challenged, this should be a cinch for you.
The color looks great, (I got the Navy), it's sturdy, and it's the right amount of space. I could easily set notebooks up and then have a small laptop notebook/tablet on one side.
All and all, for a college student, it's perfect.