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This film, shot on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina, demonstrates the thoughtful dedication Minerva students bring to living and learning in each of seven world cities. With every semester, students engage with a vast array of civic partners to gain meaningful experience by working on challenges relevant to different regions and sectors.
Diversity at other top-tier universities is deﬁned by ethnicity and gender alone, with the vast majority of students still coming from within the United States. Minerva has eliminated quotas and never selects students based on gender, ethnicity, country of origin, or financial status, so our student body reflects the world’s full diversity.
The majority of top American universities only offer need-based financial aid to U.S. students, disregarding exceptional students from other countries. Even those that offer aid to international applicants limit their attendance to a mere 10% of the student body. At Minerva, if you demonstrate need, you will receive financial aid —no matter where you are from.
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of students come from outside the U.S.
Published by the MIT Press, Building the Intentional University is an in-depth look at what it took to create Minerva, the only educational program of its kind, from the beginning. Find it on Amazon, at local book sellers, or purchase directly from MIT Press.
Minerva students are diverse, but alike in their desire to make a positive impact on the world. Meet members of each class through a series of profiles, and learn about their experiences thus far.