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 2019)

4,203 undergraduate and graduate students

  • 3,439 Deree undergraduates
    • 2,625 degree seeking in 27 programs
    • 829 Parallel Studies in Greek public universities
    • 573 international from 61 countries and regions
  • 910 New & Study Abroad Deree undergraduates
    • Middle 50% Greek High School Grade: 16.8 – 19.1 (3.4 – 3.8 US equivalent)
    • 437 degree seeking
    • 246 semester study abroad
    • 206 Parallel Studies in Greek public universities
    • 21 other non-degree
  • 226 Deree graduate students
    • 210 in 5 MA and 2 MS programs
    • 16 in 2 Graduate Certificate and 1 Graduate Diploma programs
  • 538 Alba graduate students
    • 357 in 11 MS programs
    • 169 in 4 MBA programs
    • 12 semester study abroad

1,528 secondary students (Pierce)

  • 787 Gymnasium (Grades 7-9)
  • 684 Lyceum (Grades 10-12)
  • 57 in International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

Faculty

  • 276 Deree faculty
    • 146 full-time, associate
    • 130 adjunct, part-time
  • 168 Pierce faculty
    • 141 full-time
    • 27 part-time
  • 49 Alba faculty
    • 13 full-time
    • 36 visiting & adjunct

Alumni

  • Over 56,000 worldwide

Financial Aid

  • Over €7 million annually (need-based and merit)

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