Key Facts

Deree Key Facts

Founding and Organizational Profile

  • Founded in 1875 in Smyrna (Izmir), Asia Minor (Turkey) as a school for girls; relocated to Athens in 1923
  • Independent, non-profit, nonsectarian, co-educational
  • Three divisions: Pierce (secondary education: Gymnasium; Lyceum; International Baccalaureate Program); Deree (undergraduate and graduate) ; Alba Graduate Business School
  • 64-acre main campus in Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi; Alba Graduate Business School downtown Athens campus
  • First American higher education institution abroad to achieve accreditation in the US (1981) – New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Undergraduate programs validated by the Open University, UK
  • Over 50 partner universities in the US, Europe and Asia offering study abroad and individually tailored programs
  • US Olympic Committee High Performance Training Center for the 2004 Olympics

Enrollment Profile (Fall 2021)

4,463 undergraduate and graduate students

  • 3,595 Deree undergraduates
    • 2,823 degree seeking in 34 programs
    • 883 Parallel Studies in Greek public universities
    • 526 international from 56 countries and regions
  • 1,023 New & Study Abroad Deree undergraduates
    • Middle 50% Greek High School Grade: 17.6 – 19.4 (3.52 – 3.88 US equivalent)
    • 675 degree seeking
    • 143 semester study abroad
    • 197 certificate minors
    • 8 other non-degree
  • 339 Deree graduate students
    • 307 in 5 MA and 3 MS programs
    • 32 in 2 Graduate Certificate and 2 Graduate Diploma programs
  • 529 Alba graduate students
    • 334 in 10 MS programs
    • 175 in 3 MBA programs
    • 20 semester study abroad

1,616 secondary students (Pierce)

  • 849 Gymnasium (Grades 7-9)
  • 680 Lyceum (Grades 10-12)
  • 87 in International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

Faculty

  • 298 Deree faculty
    • 169 full-time, associate
    • 129 adjunct, part-time
  • 178 Pierce faculty
    • 150 full-time
    • 28 part-time
  • 50 Alba faculty
    • 15 full-time
    • 35 visiting & adjunct

Alumni

  • Over 60,500 worldwide

Financial Aid

  • Over €8 million annually (need-based and merit)

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