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American Campus Communities Earns 2023 Great Places to Work Certification

April 11, 2023

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Nation’s largest student housing leader recognized for exceptional employee experience

April 11, 2023 -- AUSTIN, Texas.American Campus Communities (ACC) is proud to be Certified™ by Great Places to Work® for the third year in a row. Great Places to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at ACC. This year, 90% of employees said it’s a great place to work compared to 57% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that American Campus Communities is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
This prestigious and highly competitive award is based on a comprehensive assessment of a firm’s commitment to exceptional value, customer service, industry innovation, and superior organizational leadership.

Here’s what employees who took the survey said about their experience working at American Campus Communities:
  • 97% of employees said when you join the company, you are made to feel welcome. 
  • 95% of employees said they are given the resources and equipment to do their job
  • 94% of employees said when people change jobs or work unites, they are made to feel right at home
  • 93% of employees said management is competent at running the business and people care about each other here
“Our people are our strength. Day in and day out our staff continues to bring the same level of enthusiasm and commitment to creating an exceptional live-learn environment for college students across the nation,” said Rob Palleschi, CEO at American Campus Communities. “We celebrate and thank our team members for their dedication and are honored to earn the designation as a Great Place to Work.”

For over 25 years, ACC’s mission has been to provide an environment conducive to healthy living, personal growth, academic achievement, and professional success. ACC’s engaged workforce is a testament to this commitment, with 85 percent of property team members expressing pride in their workplace and 86 percent reporting that their managers value and respect them.

The company has earned numerous accolades over the years, including:
  • 2023 & 2022 Newsweek's list of Most Trustworthy Companies in America
  • 2022 National Association of Home Builders Property Management Firm of the Year
  • 2022 Fortune's Best Workplaces in Real Estate
Additionally, Forbes has honored ACC twice as one of America’s Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.

ACC demonstrates their dedication to delivering exceptional service and expertise within the student housing industry by investing in our staff and providing ample opportunities for upward mobility within the company.

For more information and to see the full list of Fortune’s Great Places to Work 2023, visit

About American Campus Communities
American Campus Communities is the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company has expertise in the design, finance, development, construction management and operational management of student housing properties. Visit and follow at LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.

About Great Places to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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