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Cardinal Group’s Skygarden maintains the top position with an ORA of 97, followed by Sterling 920 Terrace at 96.

The August ORA (Online Reputation Assessment) Power Rankings highlight the Top 50 student housing properties with the best online reputation for this month. To compile our rankings, we tracked more than 1,500 such developments nationwide across 20+ review sites.

To be eligible for the Top 50 student housing August ORA Power Ranking, a property had to register a minimum ORA score of 86 and have at least 10 online reviews. For properties with the same ORA scores, the property with the greater number of reviews ranks higher. The student housing average ORA score of 63.01 is marginally higher than the national average ORA score of 61.18.

With an ORA of 97, Skygarden (Charleston, S.C.), managed by Cardinal Group, continues its strong hold on the number one position as the property with the best online reputation among students. It topped the charts in our February Top 100 Student Housing Properties ranking, too. Skygarden has increased its ORA by 5 points since February. The Cardinal Group manages seven of the top 50 properties on the August list.