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Student Attributes

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Minerva students exhibit remarkable intelligence, ambition and creativity. Our holistic admissions process is designed to select individuals who will become broad thinkers, innovators, and leaders, thriving in a global environment. Our students are deeply curious about the world and passionate about making positive change.

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Criteria and Process

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Our four-stage admissions process evaluates your achievements, individual potential and suitability for Minerva. In addition to reviewing your transcript and accomplishments, our unique assessments ensure we select only the most qualified candidates.

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Tuition and Fees

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We are committed to offering an extraordinary education at an affordable cost. Our $10,000 tuition is set well below that of most other private American universities and the total cost of a Minerva education is less than half that of other highly selective institutions.

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Financing and Aid

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Financial assistance at Minerva is need-based. Our goal is to enable all qualified students to attend, regardless of personal circumstance. Loans, scholarships and internship programs are available.

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Pivotal Moments

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Many in our Founding Class made the decision to leave traditional undergraduate programs to attend Minerva. In the Pivotal Moments series, our students share why they chose to change their educational paths.

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Learn more about our distinctive curriculum and explore our courses.

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Get to know our exceptional deans.

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Explore the other facets of a Minerva education.

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