Higher Education for the 21st Century

An Education Built For You


Minerva was designed to prepare you for success in today’s rapidly changing global context. 

Combining small, active learning seminars that emphasize discussion and debate with an immersive global experience, Minerva is the only university experience built for the 21st century scholar.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2022 enrollment.

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.  

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No SATs or other standardized tests

No personal essays 

No application fee

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

Tuition is already a third of that at other highly-selective institutions, but Minerva goes further, offering need-based financial aid to all eligible, admitted students.



Meritocratic admissions process
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