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Tuition & Fees

$46,236

$46,236

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
36%
500-599
23%
400-499
19%
300-399
8%
200-299
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
32%
400-499
29%
300-399
13%
200-299
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
25%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
3%
30-36
23%
24-29
51%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private (nonprofit)

806

undergraduate students

520

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Economics
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4485
ACT 0332

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School Facts

Founded in 1852, Mills College is an independent liberal arts college for female born and female identifying undergraduates, with graduate programs for women and men. Its 135-acre campus is located in Oakland, California.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,326
Established in 1852
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Oakland, CA

135-acre, suburban campus in Oakland (population: 413,775). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to the University of California at Berkeley, Oakland, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit System.

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
36%
500-599
23%
400-499
19%
300-399
8%
200-299
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
32%
400-499
29%
300-399
13%
200-299
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
25%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
3%
30-36
23%
24-29
51%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Robynne Royster
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 87-MILLS
F: 510 430-3298
admission@mills.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,028,204
State $2,860,174
Institutional $16,502,113
Other external $201,354
Total $21,591,845

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $685,940
Other external $2,500
Total $688,440

Varsity Sports

M W
crew
cross-country
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III Independents)
Mascot
Cyclones
School colors
gold and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Economics
Art History
Art/Technology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biopsychology
Book Art
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Child Development
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Creative Writing/Literature Arts
Dance
Data Science
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership/Community College Leadership
Educational Leadership/Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership/Independent Schools
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
French/Francophone Studies
Global Humanities/Critical Thought
Government
History
Individualized Program
Infant Mental Health
Interdisciplinary Computer Science
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Literary/Cultural Studies
Management
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Politics/Economics/Policy/Law
Pre-Nursing
Psychology
Public Health/Health Equity
Public Policy
Sociology
Spanish/Spanish American studies
Spanish/Spanish-American Studies
Studio Art
Studio Arts
Theatre
Translation
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

61%

806
students

Female
100%
806

Male
0%
0

Graduate

39%

520
students

Female
80%
414

Male
20%
106

undergraduateFull-time

95%

773
students

Female
100%
773

Male
0%
0

undergraduatePart-time

5%

33
students

Female
100%
33

Male
0%
0

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

40

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Iran
Japan
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Robynne Royster
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
510 430-2135
admission@mills.edu

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