Higher Education for the 21st Century

An Education Built For You


Minerva offers an intensive four-year undergraduate education designed to prepare you for success in today’s rapidly changing global context. With rigorous academics, small seminars conducted on our proprietary platform, and four years of immersive global study, Minerva is the first university experience built for the 21st century.

In support of our shared commitment to cultivate future leaders and innovators, in addition to traditional financial aid, Minerva is offering a $10,000 scholarship for a Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership alumni who meets the academic and needs-based qualifications.*

Applications for Fall 2017 are now open.

Global Experience
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No SATs or other standardized tests

No personal essays 

No application fee

Applying to Minerva is easy. Simply fill out the online form and share basic information about yourself and your academic history to start the admissions process. Our unique process measures your potential, not the opportunities you have been given or other social biases. 

We are committed to treating every applicant equally, so all admissions decisions are based on merit alone. While tuition is less than a quarter of the cost of other highly-selective institutions, as a HOBY student or alumni you are eligible for additional scholarships. If accepted to Minerva, you will automatically be considered for these special scholarships.* 

Applications for Fall 2017 are now open.

*If the scholarship is still available, RD II applicants will be considered. All applicants who submit the appropriate forms will still be considered for standard Financial Aid at Minerva.



March 15, 2017
Regular Decision II Deadline
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