Admission & Aid

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Join a Community of Individuals.

There’s no such thing as average at Mills. Our students are one-of-a-kind because we celebrate diversity in all forms. We start with a commitment to ensuring that our top-ranked education is accessible to students from all backgrounds. Whether you’re the first in your family to go to college, attending Mills right out of high school, returning to school after a number of years, or joining us from another country, here you can find a home.

Named the top value college in the West in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is recognized nationally for making a high-quality, private education affordable through scholarships and financial aid.

We invite talented students like you to apply to Mills. You’ll find our admission process is like our community—highly personalized and welcoming.

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Undergraduate Admissions

You’ll never be a number at Mills, starting with the admission process. We’re test optional because what’s most important to us is to learn about the real you. We’d love to talk with you to see if Mills is the right fit. Learn more.

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Graduate Admissions

Looking for a graduate education that will help you advance professionally? Mills offers a variety of programs to help you achieve your goals, and our helpful counselors can guide you through the admissions application process. Learn more.

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Paying for College

Mills is committed to making our education as affordable as possible to the widest range of students. Explore our helpful cost and aid pages for undergraduate students and graduate students, including tuition, scholarship, and financial aid information.

#5
Regional Universities West
U.S. News & World Report 2017
1st
Best Value Schools West
U.S. News & World Report 2017
381
Best Colleges
The Princeton Review 2017
821
undergraduate students
524
graduate students
54%
undergraduate students of color
69%
of our faculty are women
36%
first-generation college students
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Tess 
Undergraduate Student

“The warm, personable emails from the Mills admissions team and helpful responses I received whenever I had a question gave me the acceptance and atmosphere I was looking for in a college.”

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Sahar
Graduate Student

“I chose Mills because of its outstanding reputation, and I wanted a smaller school with a strong focus on academics.”

Mills College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability in our admission policies, in our scholarship and loan programs, or in the educational programs, cocurricular activities, and residential facilities which we operate. Students of all genders are eligible for admission to our graduate programs. Self-identified women and people assigned female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary are eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs.

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We like to work with students one-on-one and are happy to answer any questions.