The American College of Greece
The American College of Greece (ACG) is a private, independent, non-profit educational institution founded in 1875. Throughout its history, the College has been recognized as Greece’s premier non-profit College and it is the oldest and largest American educational institution in Europe. Today, ACG has more than 5,000 students and it comprises three divisions: Pierce (secondary education), Deree (undergraduate and graduate programs) and ALBA – the Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece.
Deree – The American College of Greece is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and has a degree validation agreement with the Open University of the United Kingdom (OU). It offers 25 undergraduate programs in the fields of Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts, and 6 graduate programs in Communication, Psychology, TESOL, and Data Science. Alba Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece, offers Master’s degree programs in business, while Pierce – The American College of Greece is one of the country’s premier Greek high schools.
Faithful to its mission of providing equal access to high quality education, ACG has a broad financial aid program, offering more than €5 million in scholarships and financial aid for the academic year 2018-2019.
As an academic institution educating the “leaders of tomorrow”, following US best practices and as also reflected in President Horner’s 2025 vision, The American College of Greece is gradually developing an ever-growing number of sustainability best practices. ACG is addressing issues from sustainability focus in academic programs and research, social impact and diversity, to carbon footprint and energy efficiency, as well as further enhancement of transparency and accountability, through its daily operations, awareness raising campaigns, targeted events and a number of systematic initiatives.
Moreover, through its membership in the UN Global Compact (UNAI) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), ACG has committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In December 2017, ACG was awarded the STARS Silver Rating, in recognition of its best practices in four categories: Academics, Operations, Community Engagement & Social Responsibility and Planning & Administration. ACG is the only academic institution in Greece to have received such a rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an internationally acclaimed association.