Pursue your passions.

Find your purpose.

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 nation and ranked second among “best value” colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report. 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. 

Students and Faculty:
1,311 Total students
762 Undergraduate women
549 Graduate women and men
174 Total faculty
9:1 Student-faculty ratio
17 Average class size
40+ Clubs and organizations
3.55 Average high school GPA

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

More than 25,000 loyal graduates

2017–2018 Tuition/Financial Aid*:
$44,765Undergraduate tuition
$13,124Single room/board on campus
$42,594 Average financial aid award

* Beginning fall 2018, Mills is reducing tuition by 36% to $28,765 per year, so you can have access to a top-ranked education.

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

Academic Programs

• Art and Technology**
• Art History**
• Art Studio**
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology*
• Biopsychology
• Business Administration**
• 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**
• Politics, Economics, Policy, and Law (PEPL)
• Psychology**
• Public Health and Health Equity**
• Sociology**
• Theater Studies**
• Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

• Asian Studies
• Book Art
• Creative Writing
• French and Francophone Studies
• Journalism
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Public Policy
• Queer Studies
• Religious Studies
• Spanish and Spanish American Studies
• Urban Education
• Women, Leadership, and Social Change
• Women’s Studies

• Medicine/Health Sciences
• Pre-nursing

• BA/MA Applied Economics
• BA/MBA Business Administration
• BA/MA Early Childhood Education
• BA/MA Early Childhood Special Education/Teaching Credential
• BA/MA Education/Teaching Credential
• BA/MA Infant Mental Health
• BA/MA Interdisciplinary Computer Science
• BA/MPP Public Policy 
• BA/Joint MPP/MBA

** Also available as minors

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—57% of our undergraduates identify as people of color, and 32% are first-generation college students. You’ll be encouraged to stand out, emboldened to think big, and empowered to make a statement. 

Experience an education focused on you
Our small class size and 9:1 student-faculty ratio at Mills ensure you have one-on-one attention and personal mentoring from renowned faculty who are dedicated to teaching. 

As a Mills student, you’ll have the freedom to personalize your educational journey 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.