Welcome to Minerva

Higher Education for the 21st Century


Combining innovative curriculum with immersive global experience, Minerva is the only university built for the 21st century.

Minerva and Rustic Pathways share a commitment to cultivating global citizens, empowering the next generation with the skills and experience to positively shape our world.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2017 enrollment. 

To receive an admissions decision by December 15, apply Early Action and complete the admissions process by November 1.

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 with our online application and share your basic information. You will then gain access to the Admission Center, and an admissions process that allows you to showcase skills and achievements in unique ways.

Minerva's tuition is less than a quarter of that at other top institutions, and need-based financial aid is available through scholarships, work study and loans. All qualified students are eligible, regardless of where you come from.

Apply now, and begin your next journey.



November 1, 2016
Early Application Deadline
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