Welcome to Mills College.

A Mills education is as individual as you are.

We help you tap into your boldness and determination, creativity and conviction, so that you can do anything you set your mind to. Hear why our students chose Mills.

  • 5th In The West
     U.S. News & World Report
  • 1,345 total students
  • From 43 States and 14 Countries
  • 54%
    undergraduate students of color
  • 10:1
    student-to-faculty ratio
  • 64% of Mills students said that influencing social values is very important or essential to them.
  • 82%
    of our students performed volunteer work

Many individual voices. One unique community.
 Discover Mills

Become a statement maker.

Google software engineer and Mills College graduate Yun Miao talks about how her experience at Mills challenged her to explore new interests and opened doors in her career.
Software EngineerYun Miao '11Open mind, open doors
Mills College graduate and Foreign Service environment officer Juniper Neill directs conservation efforts in East Africa.
USAID Foreign ServiceJuniper Neill ’91Defending our natural environment
US Congresswoman and Mills graduate Barbara Lee has represented California's 13th district for over a decade.
US CongresswomanBarbara Lee ’73A congressional renegade for peace and justice

Beautiful Mills Hall is part of the proud history of Mills College in Oakland, California.
The Mills Story

Our story began in 1852 in Benicia, California. But since then, we’ve continued to grow and evolve—just like the students who are educated here. Find out where we came from and how you can make your own history at Mills.

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