• We're making learning more interesting, accessible, and innovative.

    Welcome to Arist, the first text message university. Why SMS?

  • Text message courses are the future of education.

    Studies conducted by Stanford University, Jadara University, Penn State, and Accenture show that text messages make learning more interesting, engaging, and effective.


    Working with professors at Babson College and USC, Arist launched the first text message course in May 2018. We're pioneering a more relevant and novel approach to learning.

  • Make learning a habit.

    Daily texts from brilliant professors and thought leaders, accessible to anyone.

    One text per day

    We send just one multi-paragraph text every morning. You set the time. It's a simple, efficient, and fun way to learn. Over 90% of students loved learning through Arist.

    30 days

    Courses run 30 days and succinctly summarize the contents of a semester-long college course. The best part? No tests or homework.

    Only $9

    The average cost of one college lecture is $140. Access the knowledge of top universities and organizations for the price of lunch.

    Learn for Good

    For every Arist course purchased, we’ll donate a text message course to a student in need. Here's why.

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