Courses by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist thinkers will challenge your assumptions and broaden your horizons in subjects ranging from ethics and epistemology to art and cultural trends and movements. Courses on Rand’s novels will deepen your understanding of her characters, themes, and philosophy. Whether you come to agree with some of the ideas of Objectivism, all of them, or none of them, the diverse content on Ayn Rand University will spark your thinking.


The Ayn Rand Institute offers a variety of educational experiences to promote greater understanding of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and, through the writing and speaking of our experts, advocates her principles of reason, rational self-interest, and laissez-faire capitalism.

Our strategy, priorities, and programs are informed by Rand’s distinctive view of what sets the direction of a society. It is not the latest election results or media celebrities but the philosophic ideas that shape men’s choices and actions.