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University of the People

4.2 out of 5 (25 ratings / 21 reviews) Pasadena, California, United States
The 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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



Educational entrepreneur Shai Reshef launched University of the People in January 2009. Its first cohorts started studying in September 2009, when 177 students from 49 countries across the globe comprised the inaugural class of the University.

By 2016 the University had accepted 5000 students from 180 countries.


University of the People’s faculty are leading scholars, professors, as well as distinguished professionals in their industries. They offer a high-quality, thought provoking setting to the virtual classroom, providing their expertise within the industry. The quality online teaching by professors offers a broad range of expertise and knowledge, contributing to the top-of-the-line education for our students. Through their knowledge of education and field experience, these top educators can help students implement educational theories into real-life scenarios.


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.


As University of the People is recognized by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission as an accredited online University, University of the People adheres to all Distance Education Accrediting Commission Standards and Code of Ethics.

Student Reviews

Overall experience for MBA
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a wonderful experience, every week assignments keep students sharp, although it looks hard to follow. I enjoyed it a lot.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been accepted to start my studies in Computer Science with the University of the People, Its such an interesting and exciting experience. I look forward to a more rewarding career after my studies

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mine is an online learning experience that is extremely engaging. My university made me believe that I could get much more online than the traditional classroom experience. The journey started with doubt, but the confidence level now is beyond imagination-it is indeed very high!

Pasadena, California, United States

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