Mills College

Oakland, CA

Mills College

Oakland, CA

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Undergrad Diversity

Be emboldened to think big. Be empowered to make a statement.

At Mills College, you’ll find the freedom and support you need to pursue your passions. You’ll be encouraged to ask questions and dig deep for answers. You’ll discover the power of your voice so you can speak up and make a difference for the causes and people that matter to you. You’ll grow as a thinker and leader through activities on and off campus. And when you graduate, you’ll join a global network of alumnae who establish nonprofits and businesses, shape policies and politics, and push the boundaries in the arts and sciences.

A top-ranked education is within your reach
To help as many students as possible access a life-changing education, we reduced our undergraduate tuition rate by 36% in 2018. Students continue to have the opportunity to receive merit scholarships and need-based aid, both of which make Mills an affordable choice. 

Good company
Our location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area enables students to connect with innovative employers in the arts, science, technology, and health care industries. Mills students find internships to support their studies and land great jobs after graduation. 

Experience MPOWER
MPOWER—the signature undergraduate experience at Mills—is designed around you. We’ll help you discover and realize your dreams through these resources:
• A personal academic success team
• Faculty-mentored passion projects
• Experiential learning on and off campus
• Career connections and preparation



Ranked the #1 “Best Value College in the West” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked among the top 12 “Best Regional Universities in the West” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked among The 386 Best Colleges in the country | The Princeton Review


Four Stars on the Campus Pride Index

Academics at Mills
• More than 30 majors
• 13 bachelor’s-to-master’s accelerated degree programs, including Business, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Economics, Education, English, Management, and Public Policy
• 83% of classes with 20 students or fewer
• 77% female faculty
• 65% of faculty holding the highest degree in their field
• 8:1 student-faculty ratio 

Points of Pride
• 609 undergraduate women
• 352 graduate women and men
• 41 states and 13 countries represented
• 44% first-generation college students
• 65% undergraduate students of color
• 97% of graduates employed or pursuing further education

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