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Brilliant

Education Company

8.2
10
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Coursera

Course Marketplace

8.8
10
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Brilliant vs. Coursera - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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Brilliant is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching fundamental concepts of math, physics, computer science, scientific thinking and most other STEM topics through interactive online courses. In total, they have a library of more than 60 courses, created by some of the smartest minds from universities like MIT, Caltech & more.

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Coursera is an online learning platform that offers courses from top universities and organizations worldwide, like Yale or Stanford. They also offer fully digital Bachelors and Master’s degrees.

Types of courses
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Regular courses

Self-paced courses for individual learning and skill development. The courses itself are typically free, with certification being offered as a paid addon.

$50 - $150 USDIncluded in subscription
Self-paced
MASTERS DEGREE

Master's Degree

Full master's degree programs offered in partnership with universities.

$10000 - $60000 USD
Full-time
BACHELORS DEGREE

Bachelor's Degree

Full bachelor's degree programs offered in partnership with universities.

$10000 - $80000 USD
Full-time
PARTIAL MASTERS

MasterTrack Certificates

Master's degree-level courses with a path to credit

$2000 - $10000 USD
4-6 months
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Professional Certificates

Job-relevant training programs, from universities and corporations.

FreeIncluded in subscription
3-6 months
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Brilliant Premium

Access to all courses and practice problems from Brilliant

$15 - 25 USD per month
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PERSONAL

Coursera Plus

Access to a selection of 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs

$35 - 55 USD per month
Pros & cons
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    Pros
  • Interactive problem solving
  • Engaging content
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Great for casual learning
  • Cons
  • Limited practical applicability (courses are rather theoretical)
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    Pros
  • Wide range of courses
  • Courses from top universities
  • Professional certificates from top companies like salesforce & Google
  • Degree programs are cheaper compared to on-campus degrees
  • Cons
  • Rather expensive subscription
  • Confusing offering, because of all of the different types of courses they provide

General information

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Education CompanyCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
100+7000+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Very popular

Available categories
MathScience
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Available languages
English
EnglishMandarin ChineseSpanishFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapaneseKoreanItalian

Evaluation

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Full score
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Individual scores
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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Career value
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Customer support
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Usability
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android

Company

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Company name
BrilliantCoursera Inc.
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20122012
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Sue KhimAndrew Ng, Daphne Koller
External reviews
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App Store
4.713900 reviews
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Play Store
4.7809000 reviews
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Trustpilot
4.71495 reviews
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4.8117700 reviews
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4.8239000 reviews
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1.8458 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
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With their library of bite-sized casual learning courses for all kinds of STEM topics, Brilliant fills an interesting niche in the online learning market. We like the amount of thought they have put into their courses, in order to make it fun and interesting while teaching you fundamental concepts of science & technology. Overall, we recommend Brilliant for learners that want to get introduced to new concepts, and that want to learn for fun, rather than learning to achieve a concrete career goal.

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Coursera offers a great range of online learning products, which means that almost anyone can find a fitting course on their platform. We particularly like the huge catalog of free courses they offer, where you only need to pay if you want the optional certification. They also offer full degrees, which makes them one of only a few providers that offer Bachelor's and Master’s degrees online. While their overall offering might be a bit confusing sometimes, we can fully recommend Coursera for all students looking to obtain career-relevant skills.

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