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Create Your Future.

It's more important than ever to pursue your educational dreams in an environment where your voice is heard. At Mills, you can be part of an inclusive community dedicated to intellectual engagement, social innovation, equity, and justice. Apply now.

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Virtual campus tours led by current students. Online Q&As with students and alumnae. Live chats and one-on-one consults with admissions counselors. Choose how you want to discover if Mills is right for you.

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Learn Outside the Lines.

Ignite your imagination working with professors who will encourage you to pursue your passions and create meaningful change in your life and in your communities.

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Science Matters.

Science, technology, engineering, and math have the power to shape the world. At Mills, you'll gain a rigorous STEM foundation combined with the innovative and creative thinking that leads to human progress. You'll have the resources and a network of support that will help you blaze a trail in your field.

Express Yourself.

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.

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“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.“

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Naima, a Mills undergraduate student

“I wanted to be part of a program that saw a responsibility to engage its community and to engage its student body in shared innovation to affect social change.”

Jessica, a Mills undergraduate student

“I intend on completing a PhD program in political science or public policy, and then imagine myself running for Congress where I feel you have a real opportunity to help communities from the ground up.”

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Brittany, a Mills STEM student

“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.”

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Ross, a Mills graduate student

“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.”

Annabella, a Mills undergraduate student

“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.”

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Gabriela, a Mills international student

“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.”

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Marvin, a Mills graduate student

“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.

Barbara Lee, Mills College alumna
Barbara Lee ’73
US Congresswoman

“Mills encouraged me to become a free-thinking woman. I was empowered to fight not just for myself, but for all women and especially black people.”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee's Story
Janeth Medina Larios, Mills College alumna
Janeth Medina Larios ’13, MBA ’14
VP of Corporate Social Responsibility

“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. This has served me well in my career and social movement journey.”

Janeth’s Story

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