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2U Overview
Lanham, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TWOU)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) 2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and ... Read more

Mission: 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#27), 2014 (#17)

Top CEOs: 2015 (#15), 2014 (#5)

Company Updates

  • “As CEO, if you don’t have a diverse personal or professional network then become intentional about cultivating one. Not only will it make you a better CEO by broadening your perspective, it will become a valuable source of talent.”- Chip Paucek on #FoundersForChange. Learn more:


    "I believe in a more diverse and inclusive tech industry. I am dedicated to having a diverse team and board, and when I have a choice of investment partners in the future, the diversity of their firms will be an important consideration." #FoundersForChange

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2U – Why Work For Us?


2U Inc. partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students every- where can reach their full potential. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally.

Our Approach 
At 2U, one idea guides everything we do: No Back Row®. Blending live online classes, dynamic course content and real-world experiences, our approach gives students the opportunity to realize their full potential. We work with our university partners to ensure every student can experience the best possible education for the brightest possible future.


  • Immersive Course Content: The programs we support feature live, online classes that are grounded in group discussion and collaborative conversation. In order to facilitate robust class discussions, students engage in immersive course content between live classes. From documentary-style lessons to video case studies to interactive learning tools, course content is designed to raise questions, describe theories and inspire ideas for later discussion.

  • Live Classes: The programs we help develop are delivered online, but they are not like any other online learning experience. Class sessions are held on a live video platform and are led by university faculty members. All classes are intentionally kept small — an average of no more than 15 students — to facilitate close collaboration and engaging discussions.

  • Real-World Experiences: Practice-based learning is a cornerstone of every program. From nursing field experiences to LL.M. summer immersions, all programs have a real-life, in-person learning requirement. Why? We believe practical, real-world experiences enrich classroom learning, but also that some disciplines simply cannot be taught without in-person, hands-on experiences.

  • Social Engagement: By design, programs foster strong social engagement between students and faculty. Our unique online campus and live classes bring learning and social engagement together on a web-based platform and in-person experiences offer students the opportunity to meet, network and learn together.

  • Dedicated Support Services: High-quality student and faculty support is a hallmark of our service offering. We strive to make the transition from a traditional, on-campus setting to an online learning setting as seamless as possible — for both students and faculty. Our faculty support begins the moment we begin to work with a university, working closely with teaching professors. Support for students begins when they inquire about a program and continues throughout their program.

2U partners with some of the country's leading colleges and universities to offer online master's degree programs to students around the world. Each accredited online degree program features live face-to-face classes, real-world learning experiences and a rigorous curriculum designed and delivered by university faculty. In 2014, 2U launched its first undergraduate and doctoral programs.


2U Enabled Program 
Yale PA Online  Master of Medical Science (MMSc) 
International Relations Online
 Master of Arts in International Relations 

Master of Science in Analytics
 Master of Business Administration 
 Master of Health Administration 

Master of Public Health 
 Master of Science Degree in Nursing 

Master of the Arts in Counselling 

RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Master of Science in Nursing 

Master of Social Work 
DataScience@SMU  Master of Science in Data Science 

Master of Science in Communications 
 Master of Business Administration 
 Master of Science in Professional Accounting 
 Degrees: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law, Dual Master of Laws (LL.M.) with the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública, Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Certificate: Legal English 
 Master of Information and Data Science 
 Master of Business Administration 

Master of Public Administration
USC Rossier Online
 Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Arts in Teaching - TESOL, Master of Education (ME) in Teacher Leadership, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Change and Leadership. Certificates: Special Education Credential, Gifted Education Certificate 

Master of Social Work

2U Culture from 2U on Vimeo.

"After converting from an intern to a full time employee here, I can honestly say 2U is an awesome place to work. The thing I love most is the encouragement I receive from the people I work with and the opportunity to make an impact into the growth of a company that is changing the face of online education." - Tricia Moriarty

"Culture. Working with smart, hard-working, passionate people is what fuels this wonderful company. We have a simple mission: revolutionize higher education by bringing great universities online with excellence and scale. It’s an exciting time for us. Hustle!" - Andrew Hermalyn

"Working at 2U is exciting and challenging. The great thing is that everyone at 2U works together and we succeed together." - Ronni Ephraim

"The idea that I am helping people to realize a life-long dream to become a teacher and make a difference in the lives of young people all over the world. The free food, great parties and awesome people help too!" - Allie Swanson

2U Reviews

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    "Amazing company! Lucky to be a part of it!"

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    The list is too long of the many reasons why 2U is a solid company. I think everyone can agree the number one reason is the people! Everyone is beyond friendly and nice no matter what department you are in. Growth potential is amazing whether it’s within your department or to another. The benefits are outstanding and that includes PTO and all of the holidays including a week off during winter holiday! They make it their mission to make it a positive fun happy place to be and I can honestly say I love going to work everyday!


    None at all. I feel fortunate to be a part of the rocket ship.

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2U Photos

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2U Interviews



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    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at 2U.


    The internship process was pretty easy. About a week after I applied, I got an email from HR and then conducted video questions and then had two video conference interview in the weeks following the video questionnaire. Everyone I talked to was super nice and really friendly, however, they told me that they would let me know if I got the position 3 days after my last interview and I never heard a word. I emailed the recruiter twice, days has passed and still no word. A simple no would have been fine but I guess not. Been reading other reviews and seems like this is a common thing for the company, to completely ignore the candidates they decided weren’t right for the position. It completely changed my whole view on 2U as a company and I will definitely not recommend others to apply to work here. If this is how the handle recruitment process, it speaks volumes about how they run their company. Very immature and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a group project where one of your friends wasn’t pulling the same weight as everyone else?   Answer Question
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2U Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace, The Denver Post, 2018
  • Forbes 30 Under 30, Forbes, 2017
  • Top CEO, Institutional Investor Magazine, 2017
  • Top Workplace, The Washington Post, 2017
  • The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2017
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