The early bird gets the worm or the bed in the case of student housing. At the core 175 universities tracked by RealPage Market Analytics, 85.7% of beds—how units are measured in the purpose-built student housing category—have been leased already for the fall 2023 school year. 

That’s a bit below the June 2022 record of 86. %, but higher than the pre-COVID-19 June reading of 75%. The purpose-built student housing (PBSH) category includes buildings that are off but near campuses and typically lived in by students after their freshman year.

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