Points of Pride

Ranked one of the top-tier regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is a place where your voice matters. We’re committed to creating an inclusive, diverse community and empowering you with the tools and confidence that will help you succeed. In 2018, we reduced our undergraduate tuition by 36% to make a Mills education accessible to as many talented students as possible. More than 50% of our students are students of color and nearly half are the first in their families to attend college. At Mills, 75% of our faculty are female and more than 40% are faculty of color.


The first women’s college west of the Rockies, Mills College has been leading change and defying convention since its founding in 1852—a legacy that continues today throughout our undergraduate and graduate programs. Over the decades, Mills “firsts” have been numerous: the first laboratory school west of the Mississippi for aspiring teachers (1926); the first women’s college to offer a computer science major (1974); the first and only women’s college to reverse a decision to go coed (1990); the first business school in the West dedicated to advancing women (2005); and, in 2014, the first women’s college in the US to introduce a formal transgender admission policy.

Location & Contact

Mills College

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Art (Studio)
  • Art and Technology
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biopsychology
  • Book Art
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child Development and Elementary Education
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Global Humanities and Critical Thought
  • History
  • Individualized Major (self-designed)
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine/Health Sciences
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Politics/Economics/Policy and Law (PEPL)
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health and Health Equity
  • Public Policy
  • Queer Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Spanish American Studies
  • Theater Studies
  • Urban Education
  • Women/Leadership and Social Change
  • Women’s Studies
  • Women’s/ Gender and Sexuality Studies