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Many programs require a much higher CGPA for admission. Why doesn’t UoPeople?

UoPeople students are typically 25-40 years of age and are working adults and/or individuals with family responsibilities. They have been doing other things since completing their Bachelor’s degree, so that the undergraduate CGPA may no longer be the best predictor of their success in graduate school.   UoPeople’s two-stage admissions...
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Who started University of the People?

Founder and President Shai Reshef established University of the People to marry the opportunities between unprecedented access to the Internet, dropping technology costs, and rising tuition fees worldwide. UoPeople is the world’s first tuition-free, American accredited, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.  ...
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Why are there fees if you are tuition-free?

It is the University’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. University of the People is tuition-free, which means there is no charge for teaching or instruction.   To help support the university’s continued operation, UoPeople charges a $60 application fee, and an Assessment Fee per course completed ($100...
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Where can I find the replay of an old webinar?

You should be able to find the replay on our events page:

So, you’ve provided an estimate of cost of fees to complete various degree programs. What are the fees for the cost of books, supples, etc.?

University of the People does not charge students to take classes, for any reading or study materials, or for annual enrollment. It is the university's mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. UoPeople charges nominal fees in order to remain sustainable.   For students who cannot afford those fees,...
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What is your total student enrollment?

As of January 2020 UoPeople has over 25,000 students from 200 different countries & territories. This number is expected to continue growing over the coming terms and academic years.

Hi, We want to become a partner of UoPeople, whom can I talk to?

You may visit the following URL or contact: [email protected]

Does UoPeople need more volunteers?

University of the People is constantly seeking out volunteers for its various departments. While we cannot promise that each and every potential volunteer will be able to find a suitable volunteer position with us, we try our best to match potential volunteers with their desired position.   Please fill out...
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I want to volunteer to be a course instructor or course developer for UoPeople. What is the process?

In order to be considered as a potential volunteer instructor and/or course developer, an online volunteer application form will need to be filled out by the prospective individual which must include a CV in English. The individual’s file is then reviewed by a member of University of the People staff,...
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Do you have online programs for international students?

Yes! University of the People was created to open the gates of higher education for all qualified individuals, around the globe. It is the aim of the University to provide access to accredited academic studies regardless of financial, social or geographic constraint.  UoPeople is made up of a community of...
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Is there someone I can speak with at UoPeople?

UoPeople is always ready to answer your questions. Visit our Contact Us page to find the relevant department for your query. 

Do you offer degree courses in english in usa?

University of the People is an American, Accredited, Online University. Offering students six undergraduate degree programs. Both an Associate and a Bachelor's degree in: Business Administration, Computer Science and Health Science. We also offer an MBA and M.Ed program.  In order to apply to UoPeople please click here . ...
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Do I have to pay any fees to study at UoPeople?

As a non-profit academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education, UoPeople has succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education. University of the People does not charge its students tuition. To help support the university’s continued operation, University of the People asks for a non-refundable...
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How can I work as a teacher at UoPeople?

University of the People is based on the premise that education is crucial to the advancement of individuals and society at large. Millions of people around the world, especially in developing countries, are excluded from higher education for various reasons. As a volunteer with UoPeople, you help make the dream...
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What programs does University of the People offer?

University of the People offers the following six undergraduate degrees: Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Computer Science, Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Business Administration and Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Health Science. In addition, we also offer Master's degrees in Business & Education.  ...
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What is the UoPeople time zone?

Because UoPeople students come from all over the world and from all time zones, our clock is set to GMT (-5). This ensures that we have a consistent standard in which to open and close the window for assignment submission. However, we recognize that this means deadlines for course work...
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Does UoPeople have a telephone number?

The U.S number for University of the People is (626) 264-8880.  UoPeople is a non-profit, tuition-free, online university whose resources are limited. As such, we are unable to take incoming calls and our phone number goes directly to a voice message service. All our communication is handled via email. If...
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Can I represent UoPeople for my country?

UoPeople is appreciative of any help to spread the word in countries around the world. In order to get more information on representing UoPeople in your country and/or initiating partnerships, please contact us at [email protected] mailto:[email protected]

Where is the University based?

University of the People is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university. Our Office of Admissions is located in Pasadena, California, with over twenty other team locations all around the globe.    

What is the Education Revolution?

The University of the People is the Education Revolution. It is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. With a groundbreaking online learning model and instructors from around the world.

What is the exact UoPeople time and date?

UoPeople time is GMT -5 (Eastern Standard Time).  

Will I travel if I am a student?

University of the People is an American accredited, online university. All of its studies are entirely online. You can access all of the online course from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet connection.

Who is Simone Biles?

Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medallist. She joined the University of the People (UoPeople) as Global Ambassador, launching The Education Revolution.