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 Diploma 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 Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • 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 2018)

4,061 undergraduate and graduate students

  • 3,317 Deree undergraduates
    • 2,580 degree seeking in 27 programs
    • 765 Parallel Studies in Greek public universities
    • 504 international from 62 countries and regions
  • 961 incoming Deree undergraduates
    • Middle 50% Greek High School Grade: 16.3 – 19.1 (3.26 – 3.82 US equivalent)
    • 576 degree seeking
    • 240 Parallel Studies in Greek public universities
    • 182 semester study abroad
  • 195 Deree graduate students
    • 180 in 4 MA and 2 MS programs
    • 15 in 2 Graduate Certificate and 1 Graduate Diploma programs
  • 549 Alba graduate students
    • 362 in 13 MS programs
    • 174 in 4 MBA programs
    • 13 semester study abroad

1,454 secondary students (Pierce)

  • 742 Gymnasium (Grades 7-9)
  • 641 Lyceum (Grades 10-12)
  • 71 in International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

Faculty

  • 266 Deree faculty
    • 138 full-time, associate
    • 128 adjunct, part-time
  • 35 Alba faculty
    • 15 full-time
    • 20 visiting & adjunct
  • 162 Pierce faculty
    • 137 full-time
    • 25 part-time

Alumni

  • Over 53,000 worldwide

Financial Aid

  • Over €6 million annually (need-based and merit)

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