Education with an Edge.

Think for yourself and for the world.
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You Can Afford Mills.

Discover how Mills is making our top-ranked education more accessible for you by reducing undergraduate tuition by $16,000 beginning in fall 2018.

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Learn Outside the Lines.

Ignite your imagination in and out of the classroom while working one-on-one with professors who will encourage you to shake things up and create meaningful change.

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Collaborate with Faculty.

Team up with your professors and your peers in one-of-a-kind experiences—researching in the field and the lab, presenting at national literary conferences, curating and installing art exhibitions, or advocating for gender justice.

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Discover the Opportunities.

Find inspiration on our beautiful 135-acre campus amid the cultural richness and infinite possibilities of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Express Yourself

Take risks. Question the status quo. Find your voice and use it to advocate for your future and the causes that move you. Read our student profiles.


“I would like to use my education to inspire other students of color to attend college and bring more diversity to new fields.”

Read Asia's Story


“At Mills, everyone supports you for who you are. The environment is very accepting. . . . I have found solidarity with my friends and the people I have met at Mills.

Read Karena’s Story

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“My time at Mills has helped me put my passions into action and empowered me to be more vocal about the changes I want to see in the world. I came to realize that I can use swimming to help fight for social justice on behalf of those who don’t have the resources to fight for themselves.”

Read Melissa’s Story

“It’s only been a year, but being here has made me feel like I can be a leader. I know I want to work where social justice and education intersect.”


“I believe art and its history are fundamental for education, not only in the classroom, but in museums. When I was younger, I didn’t always feel represented, and I would like to change that. I want all kids to be able to go out and see themselves in the world.”

Read Veronica’s Story

“I chose Mills because of its success in preparing post-bac students for medical school. What I didn’t expect was to get communication skills that will help me immensely as I advance in the professional world.”

Be Revolutionary.

Mills empowers creative, independent thinkers who inspire action on our campus, in our communities, and around the globe. Mills graduates are change makers, risk takers, leaders, and innovators, and they are reinventing the world in every field. Read our alumnae profiles.

Emily Dirksen ’15
Environmental Scientist

“I feel a responsibility to keep our environment healthy and inspire the change our earth desperately needs.”

Emily's Story
Barbara Lee ’73
US Congresswoman

“Mills encouraged me to become an independent, free-thinking woman. I was empowered to fight for myself and for all women.”

Barbara’s Story

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