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University of the People is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Pasadena, California. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

Where Is University of the People?


Contact details for University of the People are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 623, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-264-8880

How Do I Get Into University of the People?

You can apply to University of the People online at:

University of the People has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

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University of the People Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,721 Full-Time Undergraduates
39% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 44,825 undergraduate students at University of the People, with 12,721 being full-time and 32,104 being part-time.


There are also 11,467 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,721 full-time undergraduates at University of the People, 61% are male and 39% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the People students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 148
Black or African American 379
Hispanic or Latino 294
White 573
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 11,327

Online Learning at University of the People

56,292 Took All Classes Online
56,292 Took At Least One Class Online
212.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at University of the People. In 2020-2021, 56,292 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of the People has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 7th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of University of the People

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the People was 212.5%. This is the #194 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at University of the People regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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