Education with an Edge.
Ignite your imagination in and out of the classroom with professors who will encourage you to shake things up and create meaningful change.
Join an inclusive community of diverse individuals who will celebrate and support you on your unique path and challenge you to think big and aim high.
Collaborate with your professors in one-of-a-kind experiences— presenting neuroscience research at a national conference, curating and installing an art exhibition, or advocating for gender justice.
Find inspiration on our beautiful 135-acre campus amid the cultural richness and infinite possibilities of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Take risks. 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 believe art and its history are fundamental for education, not only in the classroom, but in museums. When I was younger, I didn’t always feel represented, and I would like to change that. I want all kids to be able to go out and see themselves in the world.”
“I would like to use my education to inspire other students of color to attend college and bring more diversity to new fields.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“My time at Mills has helped me put my passions into action and empowered me to be more vocal about the changes I want to see in the world. I came to realize that I can use swimming to help fight for social justice on behalf of those who don’t have the resources to fight for themselves.”
Mills empowers creative, independent thinkers who inspire action on our campus, in our communities, and around the globe. Mills graduates are change makers, risk takers, leaders, and innovators, and they are reinventing the world in every field. Read our alumnae profiles.