Higher Education for the 21st Century

Leave the Campus Bubble


Other top universities shelter you from the outside world. At Minerva, instead of being sequestered on an isolated campus, you will live in seven of the greatest cities on the planet. Rather than sitting passively in large lectures, your classes are all small, Active Learning seminars. Minerva also offers the most globally diverse student body of any university program, with 78% of your classmates coming from outside the United States.

Rolling Decision Application Deadline
March 15, 2016

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“When I made the decision to attend Minerva, my classmates and parents thought I was crazy and reckless: leaving a top liberal arts college to go to a new and largely unknown school. However, after really probing into its curricular design, diverse activities, and global residency, I was convinced that this was the place for me.”
Jia “Lucy” Chen, China
Minerva Class of 2019
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Lucy (Jia) Chen Portrait
The Master’s in Applied Arts & Sciences

Earn a Master’s Degree


At Minerva you have the optional benefit of earning a graduate degree at the same time you complete your undergraduate studies. Building on the practical knowledge you gain in our rigorous liberal arts program, the Master’s in Applied Arts & Sciences incorporates an intense focus on research and collaborative problem-solving. Plus, when you transfer credits from another institution, the path to an advanced degree is even shorter.

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Take the First Step

No SATs or other standardized tests

No application fee

No ethnic, gender, or national bias

Applying to Minerva is easy. Simply fill out the online form and share basic information about yourself and your academic history. Once you complete the first page, you can resume at any time.

You can transfer credits from your current institution and you have the option to complete a Master’s degree concurrently with your Bachelor’s. Tuition at Minerva is less than a quarter of the cost of other highly-selective institutions, with needs-based financial aid to all qualified students.

There is no fee to apply.



March 15, 2016
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