Breaking Barriers to a Top-Ranked Education

Mills Reduces Undergraduate Tuition by 36%.

Mills was founded in 1852 to provide educational opportunities to women, defying the convention of the time. Today, we are breaking barriers again by dramatically lowering our undergraduate tuition beginning in fall 2018. Our goal is to provide access to students of all backgrounds so they can experience a life-changing education that prepares them to be leaders in their careers and communities.

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A Top-Ranked Mills Education is Within Your Reach.

Beginning in fall 2018, we reduced our undergraduate tuition by 36% for new and continuing undergraduate students. Students still have the opportunity to receive merit scholarships and need-based financial aid.

U.S. News Best Value College

Mills Stands Out as One of the Best in the West.

Mills has been consistently named a top 10 best value college by U.S. News & World Report based on our high academic quality relative to the net cost of our tuition. Reducing our undergraduate tuition upfront makes it easier for students and families to see that a Mills education is accessible.

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We Offer an Education that Can Change Your Life.

Mills students reap the benefits of small classes, individual attention from renowned faculty, and one-of-a-kind creative, research, and leadership opportunities. That's why we always rank as one of the top regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.

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Our Graduates Demonstrate the Value of a Mills Degree.

At Mills, students gain the confidence and the competence to succeed in any field. Our graduates pursue master's and doctoral degrees at prestigious universities around the world, lead innovative nonprofits and socially responsible businesses, and push boundaries in the arts and sciences.

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are employed
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Be Empowered for Success.

Mills students graduate with the skills, experience, and drive to create their own unique path. Equipped with the ability to think creatively and lead collaboratively, our alumnae are change makers, risk takers, and innovators who are making a statement around the globe. Read some of their inspiring stories.

Sarah Aida Gonzales'09

Inspiring action through airwaves

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Video Game Producer
Azure Bowie-Hankins'07

Taking her game from hobby to career

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Nonprofit Executive Director
Camila Chavez’98

Building a network of community leaders for social change

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