Why Mills?

Here are more than 20,000 reasons:

Novelists, scientists, professors, politicians, artists, doctors, musicians, lawyers, dancers, journalists, social workers, psychologists, and corporate executives. More than twenty thousand alumnae making contributions all over the world.

As a Mills graduate you will become part of a professional network of women who share something vital—an education grounded in the belief that thoughtful action can change the world.

Our rigorous academic environment, leadership focus, and internship opportunities yield tremendous results.

Students who choose to pursue graduate or professional school after leaving Mills are accepted into the world’s best institutions of higher learning. Others attain highly coveted Fulbright Awards to study, teach, or conduct research internationally. Many alumnae go directly into the workforce as writers, environmentalists, teachers, scientists, campaign workers, business executives, or nonprofit managers at prestigious organizations. Or they start their own ventures as entrepreneurs.

Whatever they do, these are women who are making the world more interesting, sustainable, and compassionate.

As a Mills student, you will have the opportunity to meet some of these amazing Mills graduates. Alumnae regularly return to campus to participate in academic ceremonies, create special events, present at lecture series, teach classes, or hire students as interns or recent graduates. Our alumnae are generous with their time and gifts and believe in investing in your future.

Graduate Schools

Mills alumnae attend prestigious graduate schools such as:

Boston University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Mills College
New York University
Princeton University
Stanford University
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC San Francisco
University of Cambridge
University of Chicago
University of Delaware
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Francisco
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Washington


Mills alumnae work in a variety of interesting companies. Here are just a few examples:

Aeris Communications
Children's Hospital
Cisco Systems
City of Oakland
DreamWorks Animation
Global Fund for Women
Kaiser Permanente
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Leadership Public Schools
Oakland Unified School District
Peace Corps
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco Symphony
US Department of Education
Wells Fargo

Last Updated: 11/26/13