These Online Ivy League Courses Are Currently Being Offered For Free
The prestigious Ivy League schools are notoriously hard to get into and come at a premium price tag, but as of now, you can get an Ivy League education from the comfort of your couch—and without spending a dollar.
The eight Ivy League schools—Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia—now offer free online courses across multiple disciplines, including computer science, data science, programming, humanities, business, art and design, science, social sciences, health and medicine, engineering, education and teaching, mathematics, and personal development.
While you won’t necessarily cross the stage in a cap and gown or receive an official diploma, having access to Ivy League-level courses at your fingertips means you can finally take the deep dive into that hobby or passion you’ve been pushing to the side—whether that means enrolling in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies or Buddhism and Modern Psychology, offered through Princeton, or Shakespeare’s Life and Work or Fundamentals of Neuroscience at Harvard.
Each course varies in time commitment and material, but most entry-level classes require a commitment of about two to five hours per week—and run for around six weeks total.
If you’re not ready to commit to full-time studying, some courses are entirely self-paced so you can study mindfully and more in depth if you prefer to take your time or don’t have a lot of free hours to spare.
To access the wealth of knowledge and select your area of study, visit Class Central, find the discipline and classes you’re interested in, and sign up through the respective university’s website.