A Global University Experience

Early Action/

Experience the world and learn the skills needed to change it.

Continue ATU's tradition of experiential learning at Minerva, the only university built for the 21st century. Combining rigorous academics with immersive global experience, we're educating the next generation of change makers.

Minerva is offering a $2,500 scholarship for an ATU participant, admitted to Minerva, who demonstrates financial need.

The Early Action Deadline is fast approaching. Complete all steps by the November 1, 2017 deadline and receive an admissions decision by December 15.

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Key Program Elements
Immerse Yourself in Seven World Cultures
You will live and learn in seven of the most vibrant cities in the world during your four years of undergraduate study.
Global Experience
Explore Broadly as You Learn Deeply
The innovative pedagogy, curriculum, and classes are deliberately designed to teach you the skills needed to solve complex problems.
Prepare for a Lifetime of Professional Success
Professional development begins in your first year, with advice, access, and advocacy provided throughout your entire career.
Career Support
Join a Community of Global Citizens
Merit-based admissions, affordable tuition, and generous aid foster the most diverse student body at any university in the world.
Tuition & Aid
Complete the Unique Admissions Process
Demonstrate who you are, how you think, and what you have accomplished: your true self, not essays and standardized test scores.

From morning rituals like running and yoga to intensive, location-based learning with leading figures and organizations, Minerva also offers a wide range of stimulating pursuits outside of class.

This film, shot over the course of a single day in San Francisco, exhibits the depth and breadth of the student experience in the first residential location.

Video: Andrew Hida and Jesse Dearing

Minerva is an opportunity to prove yourself — but first you need to apply.

100% Merit-Based Admissions/

Begin the admissions process by completing the application form, and gain access to a personalized Admissions Center where you'll be guided through the remaining steps.

As an ATU participant, you will automatically be considered for the $2,500 need-based scholarship if admitted — no extra application required.

• No SATs or other standardized tests

• No application fee

• No ethnic, gender, or national bias

• Low tuition costs

• Need-based financial aid

Students walking around Berlin

Complete the admissions process by November 1, 2017, and if admitted, you'll be invited to Ascent, Minerva's admitted students' weekend, in San Francisco.

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