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Diversity Profile


Follow your passions.

Find your purpose.

Make a statement.

At Mills, you’ll be inspired to expand your thinking and realize your full potential. Our supportive learning environment embraces every person’s unique perspective, encourages discussion, and inspires students to put their passions into practice. Here you’ll join a diverse, inclusive community—54% of our undergraduates identify as people of color, and 36% are first-generation college students. You’ll be encouraged to stand out, emboldened to think big, and empowered to make a statement.

We’ve been educating women since 1852—two years after California became a state. Since then we’ve been recognized as one of the top colleges in the West and ranked first among best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, and named one of the most environmentally friendly colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. Our 135-acre campus is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area and has been home to alumnae who have gone on to excel as authors, composers, lawyers, professors, ambassadors, news anchors, congresswomen, and activists.

Experience an education focused on you
Our small class size and 10:1 student-faculty ratio at Mills ensure that you have one-on-one attention and personal mentoring from renowned faculty who are dedicated to teaching. You’ll have the freedom to personalize your education by creating your own major, pursuing independent projects, and conducting original research. You’ll also have the chance to collaborate with your professors and peers outside of the classroom—presenting at conferences, staging performances, curating exhibitions, and more. With help from our faculty and our Career Services Office, you can also connect with internship and professional opportunities at a broad range of Bay Area businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.   

Be empowered for success
Whether you want to launch a new career, inspire action in your community, or seek an additional degree after you graduate, a Mills education will prepare you to achieve your goals. You’ll graduate with the skills, experience, and confidence to forge your own path in any field you choose.

AT A GLANCE

Students and Faculty:
1,345  Total students
821  Undergraduate women
524  Graduate women and men
183  Total faculty
10:1  Student-faculty ratio
16  Average class size
50+  Clubs and organizations
3.63  Average high school GPA

Athletics:
NCAA Division III—competitive teams in cross-country, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball

Alumnae:
More than 25,000 loyal graduates

2016–2017 Tuition/Financial Aid:
$44,322    Undergraduate tuition
$13,528    Single room/board on campus
$42,096     Average financial aid award

More than 80% of Mills undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

Admission Deadlines:
Early Action: November 15
Regular Decision: January 15


MAJORS
• Art (Studio)*
• Art and Technology*
• Art History*
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology*
• Biopsychology
• Business Economics
• Chemistry*
• Child Development*
• Computer Science*
• Dance*
• Data Science
• Economics*
• English*
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies*
• Ethnic Studies*
• Global Humanities and Critical Thought
• History*
• Individualized Major (self-designed)
• International Relations
• Latin American Studies*
• Mathematics*
• Music*
• Philosophy*
• Politics, Economics, Policy, and Law (PEPL)
• Psychology*
• Public Health and Health Equity*
• Sociology*
• Theater Studies*
• Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS OFFERED AS MINORS
• African and African Diaspora Studies
• Asian Studies
• Book Art
• Creative Writing (English and Spanish)
• French and Francophone Studies
• Government
• History of Philosophy
• Journalism
• Physics
• Public Policy
• Queer Studies
• Religious Studies
• Spanish and Spanish American Studies
• Urban Education
• Women, Leadership, and Social Change
• Women’s Studies

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
• Engineering
• Law
• Medicine/Health Sciences
• Nursing

BACHELOR’S–TO–MASTER’S ACCELERATED DEGREE PROGRAMS
• BA/MA Applied Economics
• BA/MBA Business Administration
• BA/MA Early Childhood Education
• BA/MA Education/Teaching Credential
• BA/MA Infant Mental Health
• BA/MA Interdisciplinary Computer Science
• BA/MA Mathematics
• BA/MPP Public Policy

* Also available as a minor

Please refer to mills.edu for the most current list of majors and minors.

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