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Mills College is a liberal arts and sciences college located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mills was founded as the Young Ladies Seminary in 1852 in Benicia, California. The school was relocated to Oakland, California, in 1871, and became the first women's college west of the Rockies. Currently, Mills is an undergraduate women's college with graduate programs for students of all genders. In 2014, Mills became the first single-sex college in the U.S. to adopt an admission policy explicitly welcoming transgender students. The policy states that undergraduate students who were assigned to the female sex at birth, but identify as transgender or gender fluid are welcome to apply for admission. Undergraduates who were not assigned to the female sex at birth, but who self-identify as women, are also welcome to apply for admission.