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The American College of Greece

The American College of Greece

The American College of Greece


The oldest & largest US accredited college or university in Europe

The College’s 147-year legacy of academic excellence and its location in Athens afford students the impressive and singular benefit of studying in a living laboratory that bridges the ancient and contemporary realities of Greece with NECHE accreditation. It grants degrees to Degree graduates with the credentials of other NECHE institutions, including Amherst, Brown, Boston College, MIT & Harvard.

The American College of Greece is also approved by The Open University (OU) as an appropriate organization to offer higher education programs leading to Open University validated awards, providing Degree students the best learning experience while granting graduates the strongest graduation credentials.

An international faculty of scholars & researchers

The college boasts an international faculty of Ph.D. and well-qualified adjunct instructors whose impressive research, scholarship and executive credentials collectively create a student-centered classroom and campus experience like no other in Southeast Europe.

Over 1,000 undergraduate courses offering 38 major degree programs

The College offers a breadth and diversity of courses across the liberal arts, business, and fine arts at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, granting students the ability to specialize in their chosen area of concentration while enjoying a low faculty-to-student ratio, experiential learning, internships, and competitive group project experiences, as well as on-campus job recruiting. All these features make a significant difference in the amount of time faculty can mentor students and the two can generally work together while students prepare for post-graduate lives of meaning and service.

Artistic & cultural offerings on campus

A commitment to enriching the classroom experience with a rich tradition of artistic expression in the fine and performing arts further distinguishes the learning experience at The American College of Greece.

Alumni Network

With over 62,000 alumni across the globe, graduates of The American College of Greece enter a prestigious, powerful, and influential group of alumni working in business, culture, politics, the arts and sciences, philanthropy, and education – both in Greece and around the world.

Diversity and Community

Over 6,079 students from 60 countries make up the student population of The American College of Greece, making it among the most culturally diverse college campuses in the region. Lasting friendships, meaningful new perspectives, and a culture of inclusiveness, open-mindedness, and respect for freedom of expression in all its forms are the cornerstone of the College’s community ethos.

Campus Features

The Aghia Paraskevi campus, situated on the western slopes of Mt. Hymettus, some ten kilometers from the center of Athens, offers a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. Its original buildings were designed by the renowned Greek architect, Constantine Doxiades. Campus buildings rise along the hillside, with each building revealing a splendid view of Athens.

Campus features include:

  • Academic buildings with smart classrooms, computer and science laboratories, fine art studios and exhibition areas, the Pierce Theater, and a black box theatre.
  • A spacious, modern library designed to hold 250,000 volumes.
  • Athletic facilities including a gymnasium, state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, running track, and soccer field.
  • The Student Success Center featuring a “one-stop-shop” for advising, registration, student affairs, and cashier services.
  • The ACG Art Gallery and a large collection of outdoor statuary.
  • An open-air Greek theater with breathtaking views of Athens.
  • A student center with dining facilities – including Dipnosofistirion (a qualitative Greek dining chain that has also been certified as a ‘Gold Class’ organic kitchen) and Starbucks – as well as student organization offices.
  • A Byzantine chapel.
  • Wireless and wired internet access.


    The following are required of all Graduate School applicants:

    1. Completed application form and personal statements (approximately 500 words), which may be submitted online

    2. Two recommendation letters (at least one from an academic source and one from an employer)

    3. Official college/university transcript of undergraduate (and graduate if available) degree(s) from an accredited institution

    4. Evidence of proficiency in English:

    • Michigan State University Certificate of English Language Proficiency (MSU – CELP)
    • Michigan Proficiency Certificate
    • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate
    • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with Grade A only
    • TOEFL (score 87 or higher on an internet-based test)
    • IELTS (score 6.5 or higher)
    • Graduation from an accredited English language college/institution
    • If none of the above is available, the candidate must take the English Placement Test administered by the College. Based on the results of the test, students are placed into the appropriate English for Academic Purposes Program or Writing Program before are accepted for graduate studies

    5. A certified copy of an identification card for Greek citizens or of a valid passport for international students.

    6. CV (English or Greek)

    7. Interview with the respective Graduate Program Coordinator

    Applicants presenting a TOEFL score should arrange to have the test results sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The College’s Institution Code Number is 0925. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Each applicant for admission must submit two letters of recommendation. At least one of the references must be from an academic source. One letter from an employer is highly recommended. A letter from a family member or a friend is not admissible.


    Once a complete application package has been submitted, the Office of Admissions will contact the applicant to arrange an on-campus interview with the respective Graduate Program Coordinator.


    • Athens

      6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi, , Athens

    • Spata

      Zinonos, 190 04, Spata