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Ivy League Institutions Offering Over 450 Free Online Courses

If you’ve been wanting to learn a new skill or take a few classes to add some new skills to your already existing list of transferable skills, but could never quite find the time, resources or money to, now is the perfect time to take advantage of some free online learning!

Not only did we find out that there are some great online courses in just about any field, but many of these courses offer classes from America’s 8 Ivy League institutions — some of the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Of course, these Ivy League schools are also highly selective, and some are extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.

So far, they’ve created over 500 courses, of which around 450 are still active. Class Central has made a collection of all these. FreeCodeCamp has compiled a collection of these courses split into numerous categories, including Computer Science, Programming, Humanities, Business, Art & Design, Social Sciences, Health & Medicine, Education & Teaching, and more. 

Many of the courses are also assembled on Class Central’s collection page for Ivy League Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This collection gets updated automatically as new courses are added. You can subscribe to receive updates by clicking the blue “follow” button there.

Note that some of the courses are a bit harder to access, so FreeCodeCamp also wrote this guide to show you how.

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