Minerva students are an international group with a global outlook. While their academic achievement is a demonstration of exceptional intelligence and ambition, they are energized by a desire to improve the human condition and collaborate in solving the most complex problems of our time. If this sounds right for you, you are probably right for Minerva.
Be among the first of your peers to experience life at Minerva. Students admitted during the Early Action cycle are invited to attend the first of three Ascent Weekends in San Francisco — an exclusive opportunity to explore the Foundation Year city, visit the Residence Halls, and connect with your prospective classmates and other Minerva students.
The Regular Decision cycle aligns with other American university admissions calendars, with an application deadline in early January.
Our Rolling Decision cycle corresponds with application timelines common outside of North America, making it convenient for students to apply to Minerva regardless of geographic location. However, admissions notifications and enrollment decisions for this cycle are on a much tighter schedule than for the Early Action and Regular Decision cycles.
Students admitted during the Regular and Rolling Decision cycles will be invited to attend an Ascent Weekend in San Francisco following the one reserved for Early Action admitted students.
If you are interested in matriculating in 2017 or later, please complete and submit the first page of the application. We will contact you when the appropriate admissions cycle is open.
|Tuition & Fees|
|Estimated food budget||$5,000|
|Books and supplies||$500|
Total Estimated Costs
|*Not paid directly to Minerva|
No SATs or other standardized tests
No application feeNo national, ethnic, or gender quotas
Applying to Minerva is easy. Fill out the online form and share basic information about yourself and your academic history. Afterwards, complete supplementary material and assessments in the Admissions Center.
We are committed to treating every applicant equally, so all admissions decisions are based on merit alone. We do not require SATs or other standardized tests. At less than a quarter of the cost of other highly-selective institutions, a four-year degree from Minerva is accessible to top students around the world.