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Experience a Top-Ranked Education in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mills offers a one-of-a-kind international student experience. We are the oldest undergraduate college for women in the western United States, and our community is one of the most diverse in the nation. Mills students come from 13 different countries and find a welcoming home on our proudly inclusive campus. You will, too.

Best Value Schools West
U.S. News & World Report 2021
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U.S. News & World Report 2021
Undergrad Teaching West
U.S. News & World Report 2021
386 Best Colleges
in the Nation
The Princeton Review 2021
total students
undergraduate students of color
Over 25,000 alumnae
in 60+ countries

Why Mills for International Students?

At Mills, you’ll receive a highly personalized, world-class education within a unique community. Your classes will be small and hands-on, full of opportunities to speak your mind and put your learning into practice. Outside of the classroom, you’ll be part of a creative, socially aware, and engaged campus. And don’t forget that we’re located in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most stunningly beautiful and culturally rich destinations in the world.

We want academically talented students from around the globe to realize that a life-changing Mills education is within their reach. So in fall 2018, we lowered our tuition by 36%. Our goal is to make Mills as accessible and affordable as possible so students like you can benefit from a top-ranked education.

Uniquely Mills

Discover how we create a learning environment that values your ideas and empowers you to be a creative, independent thinker.

Undergraduate Programs

Choose from a broad range of majors and minors and interdisciplinary areas of study that will prepare you for your future.

California Living

Innovation. Diversity. Beauty. Creativity. Find out how you can tap into the invigorating energy of the San Francisco Bay Area.

My first year at Mills was only my second year in the United States—everything was new to me. Thanks to the small class sizes, I’ve gotten to actually know my professors. We’ve developed a deep trust where I feel comfortable asking academic questions, career questions, and even questions about big life choices.Stacy, Undergraduate Student, Jiaxing, China

Virtually Visit Mills

You’ll find a welcoming home-away-from-home at Mills in Oakland, California. Take a virtual tour of our campus, then find out more about the student experience and our resources for international students.

Virtual Tour

International Student Profiles

Student Profile

From Taiwan to thriving transfer student

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Student Profile

From Brazil to the Bay Area

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Take the Next Step.

You’ve started on a bold new journey to Mills—and we’re here to help you every step of the way. We offer multiple opportunities to visit our campus so you can talk with admission counselors and hear from students and professors in person.

You can also find out how to apply for admission as an international student and connect with your admission counselor to get answers to any questions you may have.