United States Founded: 2009

About Us

UoPeople is the world's first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online, American university.

University of the People (UoPeople) believes that access to higher education is a key ingredient in the promotion of world peace and global economic development. It views higher education as a basic right, and believes that it can both transform the lives of individuals and be an important force for societal change. UoPeople believes that education plays a fundamental role in strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in promoting understanding and tolerance.

The UoPeople Method

University of the People’s unique online learning method not only provides students with access to some of the top university lecturers worldwide, it also allows students to study on a flexible time schedule, offers hands-on experience, and encourages ‘out of the box’ thinking. The University of the People student body hails from over 180 countries worldwide, inspiring interesting dialogue between peers, and offers students alternative perspectives to their own. University of the People's pedagogical model is based on an online collaborative learning environment that promotes peer-to-peer learning, and utilizes open-source technology along with open educational resources. Each UoPeople student will be allocated with a personal Program Advisor from the moment they begin their studies, who will continue alongside them until their graduation. The student’s personal Program Advisor will be the student’s support system, answer any questions the student may have, discuss course selection, and encourage them throughout their studies. It is UoPeople’s groundbreaking learning method that makes the University so unique and successful, and equips students with an excellent, well rounded, and hands-on learning experience.