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Going to college at Texas State University is extraordinary—how you live it should be too. The Retreat’s fully furnished, modern living spaces feature enhanced-privacy for comfort and study, amenities promoting health, fitness, and socialization, and professional on-site management.

And, we make sure you also have the resources you need to succeed. Our Academic Success Center with iMacs and free printing; group study lounges and Internet access included in every apartment help you stay connected to your studies — not to mention your friends and family.

And when we say extraordinary, we mean...

Be your best self.

Be your best self.


All the amenities you need to stay fit, healthy and happy.

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How you want to live.

How you want to live.


Features that mean you'll love calling The Retreat home.

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Prepare to succeed.

Prepare to succeed.


Resources that will help you make the grade.

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Where you want to be.

Where you want to be.


Close-to-campus convenience makes your TXST student life easier.

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Where students love living.®

IT'S NOT JUST OUR COMPANY TAGLINE. IT'S HOW WE RUN OUR BUSINESS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

We believe every student should love where they live. That’s why our number one priority is delivering the best possible experience for students — at every price point. It’s the goal we continually strive for, and the mantra that shapes our values as an organization.

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Built from the ground up.

WE UNDERSTAND THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE BECAUSE STUDENT HOUSING IS ALL WE DO.

In 1984 our CEO, Bill Bayless, began his career as a resident assistant and found his passion in life: helping students succeed. He turned that passion for student success into the company he runs today. It’s a passion we all share. In fact, most of the management team first joined the company as students working at ACC communities.

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Become part of the American Campus team!

Are you a hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solver?

Then do we have a place for you! Join the ACC team in your area as a Community Assistant and help us create the best living experience for our residents. Not only will you gain valuable work experience, but you can reduce your living expenses with our Community Assistant employment program.

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What's it like working at American Campus?

Our commitment to promoting from within and our dedication to creating a motivating, rewarding environment means ACC is a great place to get your start and grow! It’s a career that will bring a smile to your face and propel your future forward.

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