Because of the increasing need for well-educated global citizens, Minerva encourages you to live in up to seven of the most prominent technological, economic, political, and cultural centers in the world. After the first year in San Francisco, you will have the opportunity to travel to another global location each semester.
By exposing you to a broad diversity of perspectives and cultures, you gain a deeper understanding of the issues you will tackle in class. Living in seven locations, instead of four, allows you to experience a range of distinct societies on nearly every continent.
The foremost criteria for selecting cities for our residential locations were global significance and student welfare. From cost-of-living, population size, and diversity of culture to stability of civic, political, economic, and energy systems the cities were selected to provide both a rich view of the world and a safe, affordable student experience.
|Open 2014||San Francisco|
|Open 2016||Berlin, Buenos Aires|
|Open 2017||Seoul, Bangalore|
|Open 2018||Istanbul, London|
We define “success” as both doing well in school, and doing well in life after graduating — both professionally and personally. We accomplish this through "what" we teach — the entire curriculum is built on the goal of imparting “practical knowledge”— knowledge students can use to achieve their goals; as well as, "how" we teach — we have moved both the homework and lectures to outside class, and reserve class time for active learning where the information acquired through lectures and homework is actively used in critical thinking, creative thinking, effective communication, and effective interaction. The Active Learning Forum technology enables us to apply the science of learning systematically. Learn more about Minerva's model for lifelong student success
Students should set the direction for their individual learning path. At many schools, the curriculum is either unstructured or rigidly defined. Minerva’s curriculum is intentionally designed to balance breadth and depth. Explore course listings
We believe all qualified students, irrespective of financial situation, should be able to attend Minerva. Unlike most top universities, Minerva offers financial aid regardless of your country of origin — every student with financial need is eligible. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please do so as soon as possible.
of students come from outside the United States
Minerva attracts students with extremely diverse backgrounds, who share a common sense of purpose. They are energized by learning how to solve complex challenges and make a positive impact on the world.
Explore the stories of these multi-faceted students, as they begin their first year at Minerva.