Rational minds.
Heroic Journeys.

MISSION STATEMENT:
Ayn Rand described Objectivism as “a philosophy for living on earth.” This idea is at the heart of Ayn Rand University, the mission of which is to educate its students about Objectivism and to provide them with the philosophical foundation, character and career development guidance for a well-lived, intellectual, productive life. Our graduates will be clear, rational thinkers who carry themselves with self-esteem and purpose. Among them will be the next generation of Objectivist intellectuals, who will change the trajectory of our culture by producing high-impact intellectual content in their fields.

THE BEST PHILOSOPHICAL EDUCATION

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LIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

ON-DEMAND LECTURES

INSTRUCTOR OFFICE HOURS

ACADEMIC CAREER COACHING

WHO SHOULD APPLY

COLLEGE-AGE
STUDENTS

Though you are just embarking on your studies, you understand that learning Objectivism will be an important part of your life. We provide you an opportunity to improve your thinking and learn Rand’s ideas with the world’s top experts.

INTELLECTUAL PROFESSIONALS

While you do not plan on being a philosopher or an academic, you understand the crucial role that philosophy will play in your life. We offer you the opportunity to deeply study Rand’s ideas, alongside your busy schedule.

PROFESSIONAL INTELLECTUALS

You aspire to an intellectual career, perhaps as a professor, speaker, or writer. As a student, you will receive academic training in Objectivism, help honing your communication skills, and practical coaching towards building your career.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

CORE CURRICULUM

  • Objectivism through Ayn Rand’s Fiction
  • Seminar on Objectivism
  • Writing

ELECTIVES

  • Philosophy, Work, and Business
  • Literature
  • Law and Government
  • Objectivism through Ayn Rand’s Fiction
  • Foundations of Physical Science
  • Speaking

ACADEMIC TRACK

  • Advanced Topics in Philosophy
  • Public Speaking
  • Professional Writing and Editing

COURSE CALENDAR
(QUARTERS)

Quarter 1: October – December
Quarter 2: January – March
Quarter 3: April – June
Quarter 4: July – September

TUITION AND
SCHOLARSHIPS

Admission into Ayn Rand University as a graded student is by application. Graded student tuition is a flat fee of $5,000, whether you take only one core course or a full-time slate of core courses plus electives. Tuition scholarships are available and many students participate with minimal cost (see below). 

 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Many students are able to receive tuition scholarships that greatly reduce their financial burden. If you are worried about tuition costs, please complete the tuition scholarship application in addition to your admissions application. Do not let financial concerns prevent you from applying–we have a strong vested interest in helping qualified applicants with their tuition.

OUR DONORS

Help us educate the next generation of Objectivist intellectuals by contributing to the Ayn Rand University tuition scholarship fund.

ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL

DON WATKINS
RAY GIRN
DON WATKINS
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FACULTY

Onkar Ghate

Senior Fellow & Chief Philosophy Officer

Ayn Rand Institute

Keith Lockitch

Senior Fellow & Vice President of Education

Ayn Rand Institute

Ben Bayer

Fellow & Director of Content

Ayn Rand Institute

Aaron Smith

Fellow & Instructor

Ayn Rand Institute

Mike Mazza

Associate Fellow

Ayn Rand Institute

Nikos Sotirakopoulos

Visiting Fellow & Director of ARI Europe

Ayn Rand Institute

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APPLICATIONS OPEN 4.3.2022

We begin reviewing applications 4.25.2022 and will admit students on a rolling basis Applications close 7.15.2022