American College of Greece

4.2 out of 5 (30 ratings / 28 reviews) Athens, Greece
Located in Athens, and originally founded in 1875 in Smyrna, Deree – The American College of Greece is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe and the largest private college in Greece. ACG is an independent, not for profit, nonsectarian, co-educational academic institution.

About

History

Founded in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1875, by missionaries from Boston, Massachusetts, The American College of Greece is the oldest and largest US accredited college or university in Europe.

For over 140 years, ACG has been offering transformative education and cultivating a fertile intellectual and cultural collaboration between Greece and the United States.

Education

Joining Deree means joining a vibrant student community where you can engage in extra-curricular activities and meet like-minded fellow students through clubs, societies and organizations. Student life gives you the opportunity to broaden your horizons and work together for a common cause; developing your skills, exploring new interests and shaping your spirit along with your body

Research

Research Scholars Organization

International in its scope, the RSO seeks to advance critical thinking, collaborative work, autonomous and collective research, international and local partnerships on all conceivable levels, and finally development of leadership skills within a professional and ethical framework, under the context of a new age of thinking driven by Open-Source Intelligence and what one of its founders calls Collective Intelligence. Students are treated as scholars in the truest sense of the word.

Career

Established in 1976, Career Services at Deree – The American College of Greece has since been helping students and alumni chart their professional course to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. ACG students and alumni are successfully placed in the Greek job market continuously, and today hold a strong presence in over 1700 companies. Career Services builds relationships and longstanding collaborations between students and potential employers.  

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Services

Student services

From media centers and helpdesks to student software and synchronized email-calendar accounts, Deree’s Information Resource Management Department (IRM) provides students with technology resources that can make their academic life more efficient, and feel more manageable.

Library services

The library occupies 75,000 ft2 and has a total seating capacity of 360. The library’s facilities include:

  • ample space for group study, as well as individual study carrels
  • 28 computers and 4 multi-function printers
  • a Library Instruction room
  • wireless internet access
  • a Media Center

ICT services

Information technology is integral to all aspects of academic life at The American College of Greece, including teaching and learning, research & creative endeavors, outreach, administration, and student life. The systems and services impact virtually every aspect of campus life and are central to the academic enterprise as well as administrative processes.

Medical services

The ACG Health & Wellness Center offers Health Services, Wellness Coaching. We provide accessible high quality health services to meet the needs of all members of the College Community. We support and encourage students, staff and faculty members to realize their optimal physical, emotional, social and intellectual goals through health promotion and disease prevention programs and services.  

Student Life

Student clubs

Student organizations provide students with hands-on opportunities for enhancing their understanding of groups and how they operate. Students can acquire and practice leadership, communication and collaborative skills that are important steps in their personal and professional development.List of Deree Student Organizations

  • ACG Buddies
  • ACG Community Choir
  • Deree Ambassadors
  • Deree Orientation Leaders
  • Deree Student Association
  • Deree Student Activities Board
  • S.E.R.F Team
  • Together for Sustainability

Accreditation

Located in Athens, and originally founded in 1875 Smyrna, Deree – The American College of Greece is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe and the largest private college in Greece. ACG is an independent, not for profit, nonsectarian, co-educational academic institution.

Student Reviews

Overall great experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really interesting courses. Some of the teachers are amazing, literally the best in their field. The campus is the best in Greece.

My first time way from home country
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stanford University helped me gain knowledge and experience not only on an educational level. By the end of the program I had changed my perspective of thinking and I was heading home to Greece as a new person in only 3 months. The culture shock and the opportunities that I had while I was studying at Stanford helped me mature and get prepared for some big steps that come...

Survived in lockdown
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have started my master in the lockdown situation, it was not easy to follow the studies and group assignments without meeting professors and colleague. I did not have the chance to be in campus and I think I have not received as much as I should have received.

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