Experience a top-ranked education designed for your success.

As a nationally respected liberal arts college for women, Mills offers you a rigorous and rewarding academic experience in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. No matter where you’re from, you’ll find a supportive community that will help you make a positive impact on your life and the world around you.

  • Top 10 In The West
     U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 15 In The Nation
    Washington Monthly
  • Best
    The Princeton Review
  • more than 20,000 alumnae
    in more than 60 countries
  • 1,405 total students
  • 54%
    of our faulty
    published books
    (vs. 33% at peer colleges)
  • 90%
    of our students say working with diverse people is one of their strengths


Why Mills?

Here, you will work closely with faculty in intimate and interactive classes that enable you to explore widely and dig deeply into your subjects. Your active, engaged learning experience will prepare you to do just about anything once you graduate.

Student Experience

Our beautiful residential campus offers the best of California living. From the temperate climate to the metropolitan location, you will find a comfortable home at Mills with plenty of things to do inside and outside the classroom.

Explore life at Mills

International Student Profiles

International student Gabriela enjoys discovering new opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to Mills College.
Student ProfileGabrielaFrom Brazil to the Bay Area
Nicole, a transfer and international student, talks about how the small class size was a deciding factor in her decision to choose Mills College over a larger UC school.
Student ProfileNicoleFrom Taiwan to thriving transfer student