Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is an undergraduate college for women with graduate programs for women and men. With a total student body of about 1,600, the Mills campus provides an intimate environment dedicated to intellectual discovery. Between classes, students can enjoy the natural beauty of the lush, park-like campus, attend one of many inspiring events led by renowned guest speakers, artists, and scholars, or explore the social, cultural, and recreational opportunities of the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
Oakland's remarkable racial and ethnic diversity and easy access to San Francisco and Silicon Valley make it a stimulating environment for academic and professional development or extracurricular fun. The New York Times ranks Oakland #5 on its list of "The 45 Places to Go in 2012," citing the city's top-notch restaurants and music venues, and compiled suggestions for exciting activities that visitors and locals can do in just 36 hours in Oakland.
As one of our students put it, "Mills is a world within a world."