We’re building great learning tools
for every student on the planet.

Our mission

Every person on earth deserves access to free, powerful, and inspiring learning tools - and our mission is to build them.

Quizlet’s free study tools and apps are used by over a million students and teachers a day in every country – from grade school to grad school, language learners to vocational students, at home and in the classroom.

To build the very best study tools, we listen obsessively to our users, reading thousands of feedback emails a week, and doing everything we can to improve Quizlet based on their suggestions. We visit classrooms regularly, to talk to students and teachers and see Quizlet in action.

To make sure Quizlet is free and accessible to all, we’ve funded our growth from revenue so we’re not beholden to investors who need us to charge high prices or sell out. That’s pretty different from most software companies.

And to stay inspired and focused on what really works, we’ve built our team around students and people who are passionate about education. Quizlet started in 2005 when 15-year-old Andrew Sutherland created it for a high-school French class. He built Quizlet for himself, shared it with his friends, and it grew from there. Since then much of Quizlet’s code has been written by students who are still in school, including many college (and even high school) student interns who use Quizlet in their own studies.


We build tools everyone can use

Quizlet today is a worldwide educational utility, with tools enabling anyone to study whatever they want. Our users define what they need to learn (or teach), and how they want to do it. We help art history majors study paintings, Spanish students learn their verbs, and seventh graders learn biology. To date, our users have created almost 40 million study sets, spanning every imaginable subject. We build the study tools, and they provide the curriculum.

People use Quizlet in every imaginable setting – public and private schools, religious schools, charter schools, prestigious universities, and even one room schoolhouses. Students and teachers themselves, rather than schools, are our customers, so we focus on building basic learning capabilities for individuals, rather than management tools or assessment software for institutions.

Our tools improve significantly on their paper predecessors (flashcards, matching games, multiple choice tests, worksheets etc), much as Google Maps improved on the basic paper map. We help students with things like memorization and recall of key concepts, and basic practice in everything from vocabulary to math to language learning.


Quizlet Today

  • #66 visited website in the U.S.
  • #6 free education iPhone app
  • #10 free education Android app
  • 4,109,112 study sessions today
  • 60,136,597 study sets

We’re just getting started

A hundred million people have already used Quizlet, but we’re really just getting started.

Replacing paper learning tools is a good start, but our larger goal is developing software that enables students to learn and teachers to teach in ways never previously imagined.

We’ve deployed sophisticated audio technologies, for example, enabling our users to record their own voice on Quizlet or hear native-speaker-quality text-to-speech audio in 18 languages. While great for auditory learners, language learners and teachers, these capabilities also turn out to be useful in surprising ways - for studying everything from jazz to frog calls to math formulas. Every feature we add immediately makes all the study material ever created on Quizlet even more powerful.

Our ambitious roadmap includes enhancing Quizlet with everything from tools for specific domains (e.g. verb conjugators and reference dictionaries) to interactive experiences (e.g. multiplayer sentence writing games) to integration with external content and courses. We’re not just looking to make learning faster or more convenient, but to make it more challenging, stimulate critical thinking and help people learn from one another.


Want to join us?

If you’re a student, sign up for a free Quizlet account and check out our study tools. If you’re a teacher or educator, check out our free tools and also our Quizlet teacher subscription ($25/year) with additional tools for using Quizlet in the classroom.

If you’re a developer, designer, or product person with a passion for building great products and helping students and teachers, check out our jobs page.

We’re looking for talented people who want to wake up every morning and go to work on something really meaningful where each team member is fully challenged, has huge responsibility and an even larger impact.

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