American College of Switzerland

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The American College of Switzerland (ACS) was a business school and liberal arts college in Leysin, Switzerland in the canton of Vaud.


The college was founded by Dr. Fred Ott in 1963.

The campus was housed in the modernized Victorian style Grand Hôtel de Leysin, built in 1892. A private train station on campus connected to all main lines and cities in Switzerland.

Notable alumni include Sylvester Stallone,[1] Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Nigerian economist and scholar Ebere Onwudiwe, and the Arab American interior designer Raad Ghantous.[2]

In 2007, Knowledge Investment Partners Inc., an investment manager specializing in the education sector from Largo, Florida acquired Schiller International University from Tampa, Florida, along with the American College of Switzerland who continued to have big financial and legal problems.

In May 2009, the American College of Switzerland was officially CLOSED, and all assets, liabilities and documents were transferred to the new owner, an undisclosed private party from Saudi Arabia.


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  2. ^ "Campus Info". Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 


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