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 by creating the highest quality academic experience possible and then welcome 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 an education that will change your life.

Consistently named one of the top five value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is recognized nationally for making our high-quality, private education accessible and affordable.

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.

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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.”

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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Connect with a Counselor.

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