Uniquely Mills

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Be Empowered to Make a Statement.

Mills is a place where your voice matters—a place where you can be yourself in a community that will support your educational and personal dreams. Here, you’ll be encouraged to stand out, emboldened to think big, and empowered to make a statement.

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What We Stand For

It starts with our commitment to creating an inclusive, diverse community that asks you to think for yourself and for the world. Our goal is to empower you with both the confidence and the tools that will help you make a difference.

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Students & Faculty

Our students come from a range of backgrounds with varied interests, but they all find support to pursue their passions through the mentorship of our faculty. You’ll have life-changing opportunities to engage in student and faculty collaborations that will give you an edge in your future career.

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Creative Experimentation

Pushing the boundaries of thought and action is part of our DNA. From our undergraduate curriculum that fosters independent thinking, to our graduate programs focused on creative experimentation or social action, Mills invites you to disrupt the norm.

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We’ve made sustainability part of everyday life at Mills and have created numerous ways students can get involved in helping make our campus and the world a greener place for all.

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Where do Mills graduates go after graduation? You’ll join more than 25,000 alumnae who are making a statement in every imaginable field and creating change in their careers and communities. Read our alumnae profiles.

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Mills is based in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, with close proximity to Silicon Valley. Our location on the Pacific Rim ensures that you’ll have a world of opportunity to engage in a vast array of educational, social, cultural, and professional endeavors.

It wasn't until I arrived that I realized how much I deeply needed this community.

I felt nervous throughout the orientation, but at the Women of Color Reception I heard many similar sentiments of relief—which was amazing and overwhelming. It was there that I met my closest friends and the Center for Excellence, Equity & Leadership staff. I worked with the center during the following semester as a social justice peer educator. It took a little while, but I found my space.

MARITZA, Undergraduate Student

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