Academic Earth

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Academic Earth
Houston, Texas
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Organization Profile
Type: 501(c)(3)
Top official:Stephanie Snider
Founder(s):Chris Bruner, Richard Ludlow and Liam Pisano
Year founded:2008
Website:Official website
Academic Earth is a website repository of free online college-level courses provided by prominent colleges and universities. The organization was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.[1]


Academic Earth believes that everyone has the right to a world-class education. Recognizing the existing barriers in academia, we continue our efforts to curate an unparalleled collection of free online courses from the world’s top universities. Moving forward, we honor the egalitarian spirit of Academic Earth’s founders as we develop a platform to facilitate the global sharing of ideas, both inside and outside the classroom.[1][2]

Participating universities

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See also

As of June 2014, courses were available from the following colleges and universities:[3]

  • Berklee College of Music
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • The George Washington University
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Houston
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oxford
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University


As of June 2014, Academic Earth provided access to online courses in the following subject areas:[4]

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External links

Additional reading


  1. 1.0 1.1 Academic Earth, "About Academic Earth," accessed June 17, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Academic Earth, "Universities," accessed June 17, 2014
  4. Academic Earth, "Online College Courses," accessed June 17, 2014