I have come across the University of People (UoPeople) Website through an Ad on YouTube that I’ve just watched yesterday, the guy in the Ad was talking about how the entrepreneur Shai Reshef had the dream of helping millions of people worldwide who had no access to education because of the lack of resources like money or time.
As his dream was to help them in getting high quality accredited and free education, so Shai launched the UoPeople in 2009 as the world’s first non-profit, tuition free, and accredited online American University. In 2018, the number of students who have graduated from the UoPeople has reached 15,000 students worldwide.
So maybe now you’re asking yourself what you’re going to get from studying at the UoPeople? Ok, there are a lot of benefits that the UoPeople offers that makes it a good option to consider which are as follows:
1- Tuition-Free Degrees
UoPeople provides online degree programs completely tuition-free which makes higher-education accessible to anyone, anytime, and anywhere. They do not charge the students for courses, course materials, or annual enrollment. Also, UoPeople has a unique online model of higher education which allows them to bring the classroom to you and at the same time to cut the cost for their students overall.
UoPeople is tuition-free, which means there is no charge for teaching or instruction. But to help support the university’s continued operation, UoPeople charges a $60 application fee, and an Assessment Fee per course completed ($100 for the undergraduate programs, and $200 for the graduate programs). So that’s it. No annual enrollment fees, and no cost for course material. For those who cannot afford these fees, scholarships are available to help support their studies. Also, UoPeople offers scholarships for refugees according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.To see what scholarships are available, here’s the link: https://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/our-scholarships/
So you can finish an associate degree in 2 years for $2060 or a bachelor degree in 4 years for $4060. For graduate degree programs, the MBA can be completed in 15 months for $2460, and the M.Ed. can be completed in 17 months for $2,66o. UoPeople does not request these amounts upfront, but rather students will pay each Assessment Fee by the end of each exam period.
2- A Variety of Degree Programs including Computer Science
UoPeople provides a variety of leading degree programs in an innovative classroom setting. They offer a choice of an online Associate and/or Bachelor degree in either Business Administration, Computer Science or Health Science as well as master’s degree programs in business administration and education, all tuition-free, online, flexible, and easily accessible.
UoPeople 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). Also, UoPeople is approved to operate by the State of California and is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to award degrees.
So the UoPeople is an accredited online university and this accreditation affects whether the courses and credits will be recognized by other regionally accredited institutions for transfer.
4- Leading Academics from Top Universities
UoPeople academic leadership comes from top universities such as Harvard, Yale, NYU, Cambridge, Oxford and many more. UoPeople has partnered with Yale University for research and New York University. So the University has partnered with leading academics to provide high quality academic instruction and with international companies such as Microsoft and HP for internships, mentoring and career services to prepare the UoPeople student for employment following graduation.
Finally, Is it Worth your Time & Money?
Now we’ve come to the final question, is the UoPeople worth it! I will tell you that if you want a real degree from a real university whether your goal is to get a job, advance in your career, or it’s just about your prestige, then UoPeople is the way to go. UoPeople offers actual classrooms, classmates, professors and instructors, administrative stuff, courses & materials, etc. The only difference between the online college and the traditional one is that the online model offers more flexibility and is all virtual.
So after all what we’ve discussed here about the amazing benefits of the UoPeople, what are you waiting for?
Here’s the Official UoPeople Website Link if you want to check it out: https://www.uopeople.edu/ and here’s the UoPeople Full Scholarships List of all available scholarships: https://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/our-scholarships/
I hope you guys have enjoyed it and if you have any questions, please fell free to to comment below or message me directly. Have a nice day!