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You'll notice the difference as soon as you walk into the Mills Campus. Mills is a space where the identity matters — a position where you will participate in a culture that shares the personal and educational aspirations. You'll be encouraged to stand out here, emboldened to think big and empowered to make a statement. It begins with their commitment to creating a diverse , inclusive community that asks you to think for yourself and the world. Their goal is to empower you with the confidence as well as the tools to help make a difference.


Their students come from a range of cultures with varying desires, but all find encouragement in following their passions through our faculty mentorship. You will have life-changing chances to partake in partnerships between students and faculty that will give you an advantage in your career ahead. Pushing the limits of learning and performing is part of our DNA. Mills encourages you to challenge the standard from our undergraduate education, which fosters critical learning, to our doctoral programs centered on innovative creativity or social action.


At Mills they've made sustainability part of everyday life and created numerous ways that students can get involved in helping make our campus and the world a greener place for everyone. 


Where do graduates at Mills go after graduation? You will enter more than 25,000 alumni who create a difference in every possible sector to bring about progress in their professions to societies.


Mills is situated in Oakland , California, right in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, next to Silicon Valley. Our Pacific Rim position means you will have a range of opportunities to partake in a wide array of economic , financial, political, and professional activities.


Mills was founded in Benicia, California in 1852 as the Young Ladies' Seminary—two years after California became a state. In 1865 the seminary was acquired by missionaries Susan and Cyrus Mills (champions for better education for women) and called it Mills Institution.


Mills is an independent liberal arts college with graduate programs for all genders for women and gender nonbinary students. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to take on the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society.

This amazing educational institution is conveniently located near some of Danville’s other top schools. Make sure to check them out on your next visit: 


  • University of California, Berkeley

  • Diablo Valley College

  • Saint Mary's College of California

  • Stanford University

  • California State University East Bay Concord Campus

  • California College of the Arts

  • Las Positas College

  • University of San Francisco


After visiting these lovely schools make sure to stop by and say “Hello” to us at our downtown Danville location, DPG Pavers Danville Location on 4115 Blackhawk Plaza Circle!

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