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. Combining small active learning seminars that emphasize discussion and debate, and a fully immersive global residential experience, Minerva is the first university experience built for the 21st century.

In support of analytical, independent-minded students, Minerva is offering a $10,000 need-based scholarship for a speech and debate participant, admitted to Minerva.

The Early Action deadline is November 1, 2018. 

Do you have what it takes?

Global Experience
Innovative Learning
Accessible Admissions

An education built on discussion and debate

Effective learning doesn't take place in a lecture hall — it requires active participation. 

Minerva's unique, seminar-based approach utilizes extensive discussion and debate to develop the very skills you need to thrive in a rapidly changing world: critical and creative thinking, and effective communication and interaction.

Take the First Step

No SATs or other standardized tests

No personal essays 

No application fee

Minerva's unique and meritocratic admissions process evaluates student potential rather than opportunity. As a result, Minerva's student body is the most diverse in higher education with ~80% of students coming from outside the United States. 

While tuition is already a fraction of that at other highly-selective institutions, as an speech and debate participant, you are eligible for a special $10,000 need-based scholarship. If admitted to Minerva, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship - no additional application required. 



Early Action Deadline
November 1, 2018
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