Mills College, at Oakland, Calif.; for women; est. 1852 as the Young Ladies' Seminary at Benicia, Calif., moved 1871, chartered as Mills College 1885. The first women's college in the Far West, it has programs in English literature and creative writing, foreign languages and cultures, fine arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. It is noted for its fine arts department; other resources include the Center for Contemporary Music and the Children's School.
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