Challenge yourself with the most innovative undergraduate education available.

Extended Decision/

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 — more than 17% transferred from other top universities — as you experience the world and learn the skills needed to change it.

All applicants who demonstrate need are eligible for financial aid at Minerva.

The Regular Decision II deadline is March 15, 2018.

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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.
Global Experience
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.
Academic Programs
Prepare for a Lifetime of Professional Success
Professional development begins in your first year, with advice, access, and advocacy provided throughout your entire career.
Career Development
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.
Tuition & Aid
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.

Transferring to Minerva is an opportunity to change the course of your education.

If you are like other students who transferred to Minerva, you may feel like something is missing from your educational experience. Whether you feel trapped in a campus “bubble,” isolated by a homogenous student body, unchallenged by tedious lectures, or anxious about preparing for the future, Minerva may be what you are looking for.


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

Accelerate your intellectual growth by graduating with two degrees in only four years.

The concurrent Master’s in Applied Arts & Sciences allows you to complete both your Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in parallel. If you take on the additional course load, you will enhance your skills and improve your career prospects after graduation.

Minerva is your opportunity to prove yourself, but first you need to apply.

100% Merit-Based Admissions/

The first part of the admissions process is the application form, including basic information about who you are and your academic history. From there, you'll gain access to a personalized Admissions Center where you will be guided through the remaining steps of a truly holistic, merit-based admissions process.

• 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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The Regular Decision II deadline is March 15, 2018.

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