Higher Education for the 21st Century

A Global University Experience


Experience the world and learn the skills needed to change it.

Continue National Society of High School Scholars's tradition of leadership at Minerva, the only university built for our rapidly changing global context. 

Combining rigorous academics with immersive global experience, we're educating the next generation of change makers and innovators. To help further NSHSS's tradition of leadership, Minerva is are offering a $10,000 need-based scholarship for a NSHSS student admitted to Minerva.

The Regular Decision II deadline is March 15, 2019. 

Do you have what it takes?

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.

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.

100% Merit-Based Admissions/

The first part of the admissions process is the application form, which includes 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 unique, holistic admissions process.

As a NSHSS student, you may be eligible for a $10,000 need-based scholarship. If admitted, you will automatically be considered for this special scholarship — no extra application needed.

• No SATs or other standardized tests

• No application fee

• No ethnic, gender, or national bias

• Low tuition costs

• Need-based financial aid

Students walking around Berlin

We are accepting applications.

Are you ready for a challenge?

Meet Minerva Students

Minerva students share their experiences, in their own words, on our Medium channel. 

Photos: Bob Miller; Marcus Reichmann/Blink
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