It takes an exceptional student to think about studying abroad or getting a BA, BS or even a graduate degree at an accredited American university in Greece. For many reasons, we think you should. And for many more reasons we think you should specifically consider The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT). In a nutshell, ACT offers:
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is a private, not-for-profit educational institution that dates back to 1886. ACT is an independent American college chartered by the State of Massachusetts in the United States and accredited by NEASC, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
- Small scale allows individualized attention to students' needs
- Student is at the center of the learning process
- Small classes, average 18 students, ensure active learning
- Curriculum advisor assigned to every student
- Approachable faculty
- High quality education with American style and substance
- Program of studies based on U.S. experience
- Most faculty trained in the U.S. and hold PhDs or have substantial practical experience in their field
- Modern and extensive library resources, including remote access to electronic resources across the library network in the U.S.
- Modern and extensive computer and multimedia labs
- Fully accredited, recognized BA, BS, and MBA degrees
- ACT holds accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- ACT graduates can pursue graduate degrees or employment in the U.S. and in many countries around the world
- Financial aid and scholarships for qualified students
- Multicultural environment, diverse and multinational student body representing approximately 25 countries broadens the learning experience
- Exciting social and cultural life
- Student organizations, clubs and organized activities enhance the college experience
- Thessaloniki is a lively, cosmopolitan city with nearly 1 million residents and over 100,000 college students; the Cultural Capital of Europe in 1997, an official site for the 2004 Olympic Games, a candidate city for EXPO 2008
- Mt. Olympus and the beautiful sandy beaches of Halkidiki are an hour’s drive away; the monasteries of Mt. Athos (Aghio Oros) are an easy weekend excursions.
- Exceptional archeological sites dating to the times of Alexander the Great and the Roman and Byzantine empires; hundreds of Byzantine churches; and many and varied museums.
- Multitude of theaters and live music venues, world class restaurants and thousands of small, exotic tavernas cater to all tastes
- High quality off campus housing
- Newer buildings in the city center
- Fully equipped, one or two person studios and apartments, with private kitchenettes and baths
- Safe environment
- Friendly and hospitable
- University resources available to orient, assist and guide international students
In July 2010, the Greek Ministry of Education granted the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) an operating license under a new governmental decree that recognizes the right of private post-secondary educational institutions to operate in Greece. This decision to grant the license was taken only after the Ministry conducted a stringent review of our facilities, curriculum, and academic program. The action affirms, once again, ACT’s premier status as one of only a few institutions to be both U.S. accredited (NEASC) while at the same time, having its undergraduate programs validated by The Open University, UK which, via Presidential Decree No. 38/2010, provides a pathway towards recognition for our students’ professional rights in Greece.
ACT's comprehensive undergraduate curriculum leads to Bachelor’s Degrees in:
A graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in:
- Banking and Finance
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Please note that all international students who are citizens of non-EU countries are required to obtain a student visa from the Greek embassy/consulate of their home country and a residence permit from the local authorities in Thessaloniki. Information on the appropriate procedure should be obtained from the ACT Admissions Office.