An Education Built For You

Minerva University 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 University is the first university experience built for the 21st century.

As an institution committed to supporting youth to be effective global leaders, we are offering a scholarship in addition to need-based aid to one student from speech and debate admitted to the class of 2027 during the Early Action or Regular Decision I cycles. This scholarship will cover the loan portion of the selected student's financial aid package during the 2023-2024 academic year. The selected student will be the admit who demonstrates the highest financial need out of all admits associated with speech and debate.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2023 enrollment.

An education built on discussion and debate

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

Minerva University'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.

100% Merit-Based Admissions

  • No SATs or other standardized tests
  • No application fee
  • No personal essays


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