Online University University of the People (UoPeople)

General Information

Best for
Higher education Students (18 years+)
Subjects
Business Administration and Computer Science
Type of learning
Academic
Course type
Tuition-free Associates and Bachelors degree programs
Languages
English
Certification
Associates and Bachelors degree
Learning pathways
No
Mobile Apps
No

University of the People (UoPeople) is a tution-free, non-profit, accredited online academic institution offering Associates and Bachelors degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. UoPeople does not charge for tuition or books/materials, but a one-time application processing fee ($50) is required and subsequent examination processing fees ($100) levied per course. Student scholarship funds are available to assist students in financial need.

Courses are ten weeks long and are run via virtual classrooms consisting of students, the instructor, lecture notes, weekly readings, quizzes, homework assignments and discussion questions posted on discussion boards. Courses culminate with a final online examination. To complete an undergraduate degree, 40 exams must be passed, bringing the total cost of a degree to around $4,000.


UoPeople is affiliated with the United Nations GAID, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Yale Law School ISP. The institution has also signed collaborative partnership agreements with New York University (NYU) to accept students; Microsoft for scholarships, internships and mentoring and with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to provide student internship opportunities.

UoPeople is in the process of developing two MBA degrees in management and entrepreneurship.

Tools & Features
  • 4 undergraduate degrees
  • Classes of 20-30 students
  • Discussion boards
  • Mentoring
  • Academic instruction
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Downloadable files & documents
  • Lecture notes, weekly readings, quizzes, homework assignments, exams
  • Library and Resource Center (ULRC) providing various collections of academic resources and services

Accreditation

University of the People has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) since February 2014. Click here to view the DEAC Consumer Information Disclosure Form.

Latest reviews

Number of courses
5.00 star(s)
Partner Institutions
5.00 star(s)
Course format
4.00 star(s)
Materials
4.00 star(s)
Instruction
4.00 star(s)
Assessment
4.00 star(s)
Accreditation
4.00 star(s)
Social tools & features
5.00 star(s)
Interface usability
5.00 star(s)
Pros: Gives you opportunity to be able to complete your degree while working and being a parent.
No Financial hardship once you graduate.
Online and at your own pace
Cons: Everything is digital, no text books, that is just something that I would prefer.
Acceptance into the University is not Guarenteed
This school has been great o far. I am expecting nothing but the best education from here, it is academically amazing and financially affordable.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify, as with any other school and my adviser will be there every step of the way. I cannot wait to start and finish, I am so excited about this.
Course format
4.00 star(s)
Materials
4.00 star(s)
Instruction
5.00 star(s)
Assessment
5.00 star(s)
Accreditation
5.00 star(s)
Social tools & features
4.00 star(s)
Interface usability
4.00 star(s)
Pros: Accredited degree programs
Free tuition
Mentoring
Newly refreshed & upgraded interface
Cons: UoPeople doesn't accept credit transfer
Peer assessment quality can be variable
Limited number of programs currently available
UoPeople offers accredited full Associates & Degree Programs at a fraction of the cost of campus-based universities - a great resource for students in financial need and/or living in remote areas of the globe.

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