Arete means a virtue that requires extreme commitment to attain. A person of arete is one who truly lives up to the best of his or her potential. At Arete College, it implies our perseverance in our beliefs and our determination to pursue excellence despite all odds.

Arete College is a non-profit institution of higher education founded by a group of distinguished Chinese entrepreneurs and education innovators in collaboration with leading overseas educational institutions. It prepares students to pursue a liberal arts education through a first-year curriculum that integrates the East and the West, the past and the present, theories and practices. It is dedicated to preserving the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership of the new generation and educating them to be change agents for a better future of China and the world.