Due to the economic pressures facing many small, independent colleges, we have made the difficult decision to stop enrolling new first-year undergraduate students after fall 2021. We will build degree pathways for current undergraduate and graduate students, and for students who join us this fall. Mills will continue our mission to foster women's leadership and advance gender and racial equity through an innovative new institute on campus.
While Mills is no longer enrolling new first-year undergraduate students after fall 2021, we are still enrolling new transfer and graduate students who can complete their degrees by 2023. There is still time to achieve your dream of a Mills education.
Virtual campus tours led by current students. Online Q&As with students and alumnae. Live chats and one-on-one consults with admissions counselors. Meet the people and see the places that make Mills one of a kind.
Mills has been breaking barriers for women since we were founded in 1852. We continue that legacy today as we fight for gender and racial justice through our support for the Black Lives Matter Movement and our commitment to becoming an antiracist institution.
Take a risk. Question the status quo. Find your voice and use it to advocate for your future and the causes that move you. Read our student profiles.
“I would like to be an advocate and agent for social change. Mills stood out to me because of its commitment to social justice and acceptance of all students.“
“Mills fits my desire to learn, grow, and be a well-informed senator in the future, creating intersectional policies around social justice, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform, and investment in Black communities.”
“As a female scientist and as an individual, my work with Dr. Swope and my academic experience at Mills have given me confidence in what I’m doing now and in my decisions about where I’ll go next.”Read Brittany’s Story
“The LGBTQ community is strong at Mills. Everyone supports you for who you are. The environment is very accepting, and people often attend events together. I have found solidarity with my friends and the people I have met at Mills.“Read Karena’s Story
“I chose Mills because of its success in preparing post-bac students for medical school. What I didn’t expect was to get communication skills that will help me immensely as I advance in the professional world.”
“I’d like to push this country toward greater equality, and especially feel a deep desire to help LGBTQ+ youth who don’t have as much support and access to information as I do.”Read Annabella’s Story
“What made Mills stand out from other colleges that I was considering was its commitment to social justice. I hope to use my education to get involved with a business that shares those values.”Read Gabriela’s Story
“It’s only been a year, but being here has made me feel like I can be a leader. I know I want to work where social justice and education intersect.”
You Define Your Future.
Mills empowers creative, independent thinkers who take action on our campus, in our communities, and around the globe. Mills graduates are change makers, risk takers, leaders, and innovators, and they are creating a more just world in every field. Read our alumnae profiles.
“At Mills, I learned to be a strong advocate for myself and the communities I love, and to keep people at the center of everything I do.”Janeth’s Story