Higher Education for the 21st Century

An Education Built For You


Minerva is 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 a shared commitment to cultivating global citizens and lifelong learners, we are offering a $10,000 scholarship for an Olympiad student, admitted to Minerva, who exhibits financial need.

The Regular Decision Deadline II is March 15, 2018

Global Experience
Innovative Learning
Accessible Admissions
100 % merit-based admission:

No application fee

No SATs or other standardized tests

No quotas of any kind

No enrollment maximum

The experience is challenging, but applying to Minerva is simple. Begin our unique admissions process with the online application. From there, you will gain access to a personalized Admission Center, where you will be guided through a series of engaging challenges that allows you to demonstrate your skills; if you enjoy Olympiad, you will enjoy Minerva's challenges. In addition, you will be asked to share your proudest accomplishments both in an outside academics — another opportunity to showcase your Olympiad achievements.

Minerva's tuition less than a quarter of that at other top universities, but we also provide need-based financial aid for all qualified students, regardless of where they come from.

As an Olympiad, you are will be automatically considered for a special $10,000 need-based scholarship, if admitted — no additional application needed.

Are you ready for a challenge?



Regular Decision II
March 15, 2018

Our students are all extremely bright, driven, and curious — innate qualities that are geographically distributed and found at every socioeconomic level. We believe these qualities, in addition to their outstanding academic achievement, deserve to be nurtured. In this video you will learn about three Minerva students and their hopes for realizing a more enlightened, prosperous, sustainable, and peaceful world.

Andrew Hida and Jessey Dearing
Meet Minerva Students

Discover student stories — including several by former Olympiads — on our Medium channel.

Photo: Bob Miller
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