College in Oakland, CA
Established in 1852 as the Young Ladies? Seminary in Benicia, California, Mills College boasts a rich history as a leader in women's education. Mills was set up two years after California was admitted to statehood and the same year the city of Oakland was set up. The University of California and Stanford had yet to exist, and miners, farmers, and merchants wanted to educate their daughters without sending them on the perilous journey to East Coast schools.
read moreNow's the time to focus on your future and apply for fall 2021. At Mills, you'll experience a transformative, personalized education in a community of peers and professors who will support you along the way. Take the next step! At Mills, we embolden you to believe in yourself, your capabilities, and your convictions. You'll be part of an inclusive environment dedicated to intellectual engagement, social innovation, equity, and justice. And we'll listen, learn, and lead together. I chose Mills because of its success in preparing post-bac students for medical school.
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read moreThere's no such thing as average at Mills. Our students are one-of-a-kind because we celebrate diversity in all forms. We start by creating the highest quality academic experience possible and then welcome students from all backgrounds. Whether you're the first in your family to go to college, attending Mills right out of high school, returning to school after a number of years, or joining us from another country, here you can find an education that will change your life. Consistently named one of the top five value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is recognized nationally for making our high-quality, private education accessible and affordable.
read moreAt Mills, you'll find a challenging learning environment that values ideas, encourages debate, and empowers students to be creative, independent thinkers. You'll have one-of-a-kind opportunities for scientific research, creative experimentation, and social advocacy. In and out of the classroom, you'll critically analyze issues, develop new artistic forms, and solve real-world problems while working with faculty who are committed to your success. Here, you'll be emboldened to think for yourself and for the world.
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read moreAt Mills, you'll find a community where everyone has a passion and a point of view. You'll discover the power of diversity and the confidence that comes from being celebrated for who you are. You'll learn to dive in, speak up, and make a statement. Whether you love big cities or the great outdoors, Northern California has it all-from world-class museums to centuries-old forests to high-tech giants to Pacific shorelines. We're proud of our location in Oakland, California-one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States.