The 14 best Yale courses you can take online for free, including a popular class on how to be happier

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Yale University is ranked as one of the best 15 schools in the world, but you don’t need to get into the 6.1% of accepted applicants in order to take one of its courses.  

You can take Yale’s classes online without paying a cent — including The Science of Well-Being, an adaptation of the school’s most popular on-campus course ever. Barriers typically associated with Ivy Leagues (exclusivity, cost, location) don’t factor into massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Below, you’ll find a handful of free Yale courses from Coursera as well as Yale’s own Open Yale Courses platform. You can pay to upgrade for graded homework and certificates of completion through Coursera, but Open Yale Courses only gives you access to free lectures and readings. 

14 free, popular Yale University courses you can take online: