Founded in 1852, Mills is an independent liberal arts college that offers bachelor’s degrees to women and graduate degrees and certificates to both women and men. Mills is ranked as one of the top-tier colleges and universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, and our graduate programs have gained an international reputation for excellence and innovation. With a focus on collaboration between distinguished faculty and students, small class sizes, and flexible program features, Mills allows students to delve intensely into their areas of study within a liberal arts context. Located on a lush 135-acre campus in the Oakland foothills with easy access to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Mills College enables students to connect with the Bay Area’s diverse metropolitan centers and thriving cultural communities.
As part of its commitment to honor and reward those who have made a contribution to national and community service through participation in AmeriCorps, Mills College offers an AmeriCorps Matching Grant to qualified AmeriCorps students. This award matchesAmeriCorps funds the student requests for undergraduate or graduate educational costs through their AmeriCorps voucher on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $5,500. Students must be admitted to Mills, attending on a full-time basis, and submit a copy of their voucher prior to being awarded financial aid by Mills College.