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American Campus provides tailored student housing solutions for colleges and universities in the areas of project design and development, financial structures, management services, green building and construction management. Hear firsthand from university administrators about the challenges facing their housing supply and how ACC provided best-in-class solutions.

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The Drexel University-American Campus Partnership

Drexel University President John Fry’s vision of the modern urban university provided the platform for American Campus Communities to develop, finance, manage and ultimately own via the ACE® program three differentiated housing projects tailored to the Philadelphia market. The outcome is a reinvigorated University City neighborhood with vibrant commercial venues and increased housing capacity for more than 3,000 Drexel students.

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Overview of the Arizona State University (ASU) – American Campus Partnership

ASU, the nation’s largest university by enrollment, is a leader in its use of privatized student housing. Through a partnership beginning in 2006, ACC and ASU pioneered developer-equity financing with its American Campus Equity (ACE®) program.

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Cleveland State University

CSU spearheaded Cleveland’s downtown revitalization efforts by modernizing the university’s student housing. Learn how ACC redeveloped a 1927 George Post high-rise into modern student housing and developed 600 new beds and university mixed-use space.

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Portland State University

In an effort to transition from a commuter school to a residential campus, PSU partnered with American Campus and utilized the American Campus Equity (ACE®) program to develop a mixed-use high-rise student community. University Pointe at College Station offers academic and retail space, direct access to the train, and is tracking LEED® gold certification.

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Prairie View A&M University

Leaders at Texas’ preeminent HBCU describe how full privatization of the university’s housing system was made possible through a committed partnership that began in 1996 and continues to thrive today. Learn how ACC has developed and provides management for more than 3,500 beds at the university with projects ranging from a customized freshman living-learning environment to multiple phases of high-quality apartments.

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University of California, Irvine

UCI leaders reflect on privatization process and the ongoing partnership, while student residents describe the community experience and numerous academic and social amenities. Learn how this university transformed itself from a traditional commuter school into a destination residential campus.

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