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American College of Greece

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • The oldest & largest US accredited college or university in Europe
  • An international faculty of scholars & researchers
  • Artistic & cultural offerings on campus



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.


Deree – The American College of Greece comprises three Schools that offer a diverse undergraduate curriculum in the Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Fine and Performing Arts and in Business.At the School of Graduate and Professional Education, the guiding values include student-centered learning, scholarship, and ethical citizenship, all equally contributing to a first-class education. the programs recognize the engagement between theoretical knowledge and practical application, providing for a meaningful student experience. 


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.


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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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


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

Study IT @ Deree
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience as an IT student in the American College of Greece was perfect. I ansolutely recommemd it, the program was up to date with business needs.

My Deree Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was an amazing experience. It was THE EXPERIENCE! It gave me the opportunity to study abroad in S. Korea, become a Residents' Assistant, Peer Tutor and have my internship at the American Embassy in Athens, Greece. I grew as a person, I learnt how to set goals and be responsible. Deree was more than a College, Deree was Home!

Why ACG?
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying Information Technology in the American College Of Greece was the best choice I could make for my Bachelor's Degree as it is always evolving and keeping up with the trends and the market.

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