Challenge yourself with the most innovative undergraduate education available.

Combining rigorous academics with immersive global experience, Minerva is the only university built for the 21st century. Join a diverse group of intellectually-curious, international students, as you experience the world and learn the skills needed to change it.

Complete the admissions process by March 15, 2017/

In support of our shared commitment to cultivate global youth leaders, who are driven towards positive impact in the world, Minerva is offering one $10,000 scholarship for a World Youth Alliance member, admitted to Minerva, who demonstrates financial need.*

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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.
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.
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.
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.
VIDEO // GLOBAL IMMERSION
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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 your opportunity to prove yourself, but first you need to apply.

The first part of the admissions process is the application form, including basic information about who you are and your academic history. As a World Youth Alliance member, you are also eligible for a $10,000 need-based scholarship. If admitted to Minerva, you will automatically be considered for this special scholarship.*

100% Merit-Based Admissions/

• No SATs or other standardized tests

• No application fee

• No ethnic, gender, or national bias

• Low tuition costs

• Need-based financial aid

*Applicants will be considered for scholarships as long they are available. All applicants who demonstrate need are eligible for financial aid at Minerva.

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If you are ready to take the first step on your new educational journey, complete the admissions process by March 15, 2017.

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