University of the People

4.5 out of 5 (416 ratings / 400 reviews) Pasadena, United States
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.  

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Medicine & Health (2)



UoPeople is based on the belief that education at a minimal cost is a basic right for all qualified applicants, not just for a privileged few. The University works to open the gates of higher education to qualified students anywhere in the world by offering its programs through distance learning and by making this opportunity affordable. 


Every student is required to conduct research in their academic careers at one point or another. A good research paper not only requires a great deal of time, but it also requires complex skills. Research skills include the ability to organize, evaluate, locate, and extract relevant information. 


University of the People’s Career Service Center offers career guidance and advising for professional discovery and success during, as well as following, the completion of a UoPeople degree. The University of the People Career Service Center offers students’ comprehensive, expert guidance as well as tools to improve vital professional skills pertinent to the business world, including:

  • Resume building and cover letter writing
  • Job searching skills
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Professional networking skills
  • Career planning in the area of one’s major (i.e. business, computer science)
The Career Service Center is accessible to students throughout the course of their studies, as well as after they become graduates. 

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Student services

The Office of Student Services is designed to assist students throughout their studies with personal attention and tools to successfully complete their degree programs. Student services provides students with both administrative and academic guidance including: university policies and procedures, course registration, as well as all other general information related to the student and university to enhance student experiences. Via our online Student Portal, students are able to access all student records, forms and transcripts, graduation deadlines and logistics, referrals to other offices along with the UoPeople Student Handbook. 

Library services

University of the People Library and Resource Center (ULRC) provides students and faculty access to various collections of quality academic resources and services to support the University’s academic programs. Students and faculty have access to subscriptions via Library and Information Resources Network, a collection of over 60 million proprietary resources. 

Student Life

Student clubs

The Office of Student Services provides a unique addition to traditional online universities, as gain a feeling of support and guidance as well as organization while smoothly and successfully completing their online degree and beyond. Students are also connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who will remain with them until graduation. The student's personal Program Advisor acts as his/her support system throughout their studies. The personal Program Advisor will be happy to answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice and offer encouragement throughout the student's studies. 


  • University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
  • The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

Student Reviews

My experience so far
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the way University of the People academic program is structured. It is such a way that you are forced to learn with way the weekly assignments are organized.

Well deserved for giving time!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone, I'm from UoPeople and I would like to share my experience about this university.I am from Myanmar and I studied Marine Mechanical in Myanmar Maritime University about 5 years.To be exact,I am a final year student of marine mechanical.But due to my country's political conflicts,I can't continue my learning journey and I was seriously depressed.However,I was...

Best Tuition free university ever
Safar Mohammad Hamrah rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall, the best and most tuition-free University in the world. if you have a job during the day and you want to get a degree at a time, then the University of the People is the best choice for you. I have been studying since April 2022. and from my point of view, it is the best University.

Pasadena, California, United States

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