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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

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

When I first entered campus i was amazed by the lenght and beauty of it. Teachers helped all of us feel like we belong there and made us feel familiar with the premices. As an overall experience is beautiful no matter what your major or hobby is. I would like to discover Deree once more from the start though. One of the most mesmerizing beginnings in my life.

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Catarina Myssova Afonso rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have genuinely learned so much while studying in Deree - the American College of Greece. I am not only referring to the academic part, but also how to be part of a community, understanding different cultures, how to act professionally, the meaning on integrity, the importance of slowing down and well-being. It's all about the balance, and I got to learn that in one of...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

An overall amazing journey, learned a lot, expanded my mind and perspective

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