Minerva selects students based on exceptional intellectual standards. No weight will be given to lineage, state or country of origin, athletic prowess or ability to donate. Minerva is committed to charging tuition fees less than half those of other elite American universities.
Minerva’s pedagogical role is to deliver the most rigorous, analytical and demanding curriculum to develop each of our students intellectually. Minerva graduates will be future thought leaders uniquely prepared to pursue and solve global problems.
Minerva is a residential university, but an education at Minerva is not limited to one campus. Minerva students will live together in up to seven countries, enabling a culturally diverse and enriching experience outside of the classroom.
Minerva transforms every aspect of the university-student relationship, and experience, in anticipation of today’s changing needs. Aspects of Minerva will be realized in 2013 with the first full class commencing in September 2015.
If you are an exceptional student, we’d love to talk with you.
Minerva is assembling a world class team of inspiring academics to educate our students and reinvent the university experience. Minerva will select extraordinary thinkers and educators to design and curate the most ground-breaking courses of their careers.
If you're intrigued, please send us a message.
Minerva is fully invested in our students’ future success as they apply their studies to becoming inspirational leaders and innovators. We are committing substantial resources to career services for current students, but also to ensure career success throughout their lives.
“The single most important innovation in higher education in my lifetime.”
The Minerva Academy is an elite society of educators dedicated to promoting and rewarding innovation and excellence in teaching. Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Kornberg serves as Governor of the Academy.
The first Minerva Prize will be awarded in May 2014. The Academy will recognize and reward one distinguished educator who is driving innovation to deliver extraordinary student learning experiences for the 21st century. Nominations now open.
Minerva is assembling an exceptional team dedicated to providing a uniquely rigorous and challenging education to the brightest students in the world.
Help change the world for the better. Solve big problems.
Located in downtown San Francisco just a hop away from BART and Muni.
Generous equity stake in Minerva so you share the success.
Health, dental and vision plans to keep you covered.
Take vacation when you need it. No counting hours.
Learn a lot by working with one of the most talented teams in the startup world.
You get the latest Apple tech to do amazing work. Macbook, Thunderbolt displays, and more.
Be a Minerva student. You will be encouraged to enroll in our courses.