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Experience an Education with an Edge.

Since the founding of Mills in 1852, our roots have been in the San Francisco Bay Area—home to radical artists, writers, musicians, dancers, as well as creative engineers who have revolutionized information technology, environmental science, political activism, and social change. Studying at Mills connects you with a progressive culture and a forward-thinking community of individuals.

Our faculty and our curriculum will encourage you to think big and to make bold contributions to the world. We’ll prepare you with a foundation of skill building, critical thinking, and the opportunity to generate new ideas, approaches, and models in a setting that encourages experimentation. You’ll build confidence in your capacity to imagine possibilities and transform them into reality.

At the same time, you’ll learn how to discuss your intellectual and creative vision, to respect your classmates’ ideas, and discover how to be a supportive peer and a collaborative leader. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to pursue a career in any field you desire, and you’ll be equipped to evolve as the world rapidly changes in your lifetime.