Early Action applications must be submitted by November 1.
Early Action applications must be submitted by November 1.
Founding Team

“Nothing is more important for the world than nurturing critical wisdom. I founded Minerva to be the only institution in the world to systematically do that.”

“I really wanted to have an impact. I wanted the research that I’ve been conducting and studying for decades to be used to help students learn effectively.”

“When we put student learning and success as the top priorities for everything we do, the choices become quite clear. We then top that off by adding in a touch of extraordinary.”

“I wanted my work to have a big impact on the world, do something good for humanity, and fulfill my passion for decades.”

“As accreditor, dean, and consultant, I've been part of the dramatic change in higher education over the last 20 years. At Minerva I have a chance to help make its vision a reality.”

“I believe Minerva is the single most important innovation in higher education in my lifetime. I am thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking effort.”

Deans and Faculty

“A thorough grounding in the logical analysis of arguments and the use of computational tools to solve problems is the sine qua non to be a citizen of modern society.”

“The arts and humanities are the foundation of creative expression, historical and cultural understanding, and an ability to grasp the human condition.”

“Using scientific evidence to reinvent learning from first principles, what a shocking idea! I could not let this happen without me.”

“Understanding natural sciences from minute particles to larger organisms to our planet’s systems provides the basis for solving many of our greatest challenges.”

“The social sciences systematically study interpersonal & intrapersonal relationships to better understand our fellow human beings, ourselves, our goals, motivations, and beliefs.”


“The classes at Minerva are dynamic and fast-paced. At the same time, they allow me to connect and engage with every single student.”

“Learning for the sake of knowledge is a privilege; learning for the sake of others is a duty.”

“The best part of this job is engaging with the incredible student body. Day in and day out, students at Minerva never cease to amaze me.”

“The dynamic collaborations I experience daily at Minerva with students and colleagues broaden the context of my own work and continually inspire growth.”

“Minerva is in many ways the ideal place to study social sciences. No other university allows you to experience so many societies while simultaneously learning in the classroom.”

“I'm thrilled to be part of an institution that cares so much about how students learn.”

“With students from around the world, I'm constantly having my perspective broadened. I love that at Minerva, we have embarked on an educational adventure together.”

Associate Deans & Directors of Curriculum

“Our remarkable team of smart, energetic, and witty Minerva faculty have a wide range of interests. Most importantly, they share an inspiring dedication to undergraduate learning.”

“I am passionate about providing talented and hard-working students from around the globe the tools that will help them reach their full potential. That is why I joined Minerva.”

“As a professor, student learning is my top priority. We are designing a curriculum that is practical, interdisciplinary, and based on evidence of how learning works.”

“Minerva's curriculum may be the only thing I know for which the reality is more impressive than the hype. You really have to see it.”

Managing Directors

“I wanted to help Latin Americans get the best possible education, at an affordable price. At Minerva, I am doing precisely that and could not be happier.”

“Most industries evolve slowly, victims of inertia and momentum. Minerva is not simply reforming higher ed at the margins; we are boldly reimagining what higher ed should be.”

“It's about time someone created a more ideal university and made such a compelling opportunity available to all high-achieving students around the world, including those in Asia.”

Admissions Team

“Growing up, I had to work harder to compensate for not knowing how to play the college admissions ‘game.’ At Minerva, college is something you earn — not win. Game over.”

“I’m drawn to Minerva’s vision for transforming higher education; how it challenges students to think unconventionally and empowers them to explore limitless possibilities.”

“Having traveled to 40+ countries, I’ve found the best classroom is a trail not yet forged — challenging at every turn, but leading to spectacular views few before have ever seen.”