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"It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have
all the evidence. It biases the judgement." Sherlock Holmes

Free Think University offers multi-media courses about The Great Ideas that shape our culture. Based on inquiries from our students, we curate a collection of some of the best content from some of the world’s leading thinkers, creating a forum for the age-old contest of ideas. A pioneer in the “learn-to-earn” movement, Free Think U rewards students with scholarships for college and other life experiences.

03 September Wednesday Presentation Washington, DC 09:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Katy Perry Is Wrong: Dads Aren’t So Last Century

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

By Genevieve Wood | “I don’t need a dude… It’s 2014!” Such is the wisdom from pop star Katy Perry on motherhood in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “We are living in the future,” says Perry. “I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.” The option Perry is [...]

What are the New Models for Higher Education?

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

By Matthew Abrams | Education systems that incorporate human interaction and multidimensional learning are poised to change what and how we learn.  While the flipped classroom, EdX, and portfolio-based learning all exemplify the tremendous evolution that is taking place in higher education, a whole field of adult [...]

FTU Course: Is Global Warming Theory True?

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

The debate about global warming is heating up, Al Gore's vision of environmental catastrophe has gone cold.  What's the real deal?   Sign in to the class here to learn more about this course experience, which is free for students and will qualify them to participate in America’s fastest-growing college scholarship fund [...].
“As a business owner, I really like the idea of connecting my donations and scholarships to a commitment to learn – to learn about the ideas that make for ethical and principled future leaders.”
Founders Circle Member
“Free Think University is great in that each course bolsters critical thinking, and in the end, as a student, I am able to take a stance based on my own decision.”
Florida State University
“Free Think University has the potential to be . . . a Khan Academy for the Big Questions that students are asking, shaping the way we view the world and our ability to impact it. Free Think U can be that, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Harvard University
“The name Free Think University is self-explanatory – it’s a place where you can think for yourself. This approach to learning promotes critical, creative thinking. It’s about open and informed and civil expression of ideas – sometimes with people who disagree with you. Where else is that happening in my generation?”
Appalchian State University
“Students are rarely encouraged to think carefully about issues from outside of a politically correct viewpoint. I appreciate how Free Think U is doing a great job of challenging that system.”
Scholarship Winner
“As a leader in the financial services industry, I see too many people spend too much on higher education – without a strategic commitment to make sure that the students they are sponsoring are thinking critically about life’s most important questions. That’s why I’m a founding member of Free Think University.”
Founders Circle Member
“Free Think U is doing a remarkable job of providing students with course experiences that are both pertinent to current events and to the bigger questions in life. It provides a perfect blend of topics that will keep a student engaged in the issues of today’s world.”
Valparaiso University
“I like Free Think U because they provide courses that lay out the 'non-PC' position and fairly contrast it with the other side.”
High School Senior
“Free Think U has great potential to revitalize the entire education system because it creates a learning environment where students are required to think for themselves. The effects of training students to think well is that they will be able to engage the world as an individual thinker, rather than as a parrot.”
Grove City College