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Diversity Profile


Follow your passions.

Find your purpose.

Make a statement.

You are all in, in all things—purposefully working toward a better future. At Mills College we offer a challenging liberal arts curriculum that encourages you to think creatively, prepares you to take well-calculated risks, and equips you to put your passions into practice. We are driven by our determination to improve ourselves and the world around us and to work smarter by working together. Here you will be encouraged to stand out by standing up for your ideas, inspired to make a difference by embracing all that makes us different, and empowered to find your voice and make a statement.

Gain the confidence to ask and the knowledge to answer
At Mills you’ll ask thoughtful questions, generate new ideas, and share your opinions in an inclusive community where more than half our students identify as women of color. With mentoring from accomplished professors and an 10:1 student-faculty ratio, you will learn how to examine every side of an argument so you can succeed in every type of situation. Where most people see problems, you’ll see possibilities as you gain the confidence to speak up and the power to create your own path.

Take action to create change
While others are discussing social issues, you’ll be defining them—using the skills you learn at Mills to create real solutions in your career, your community, and the world. You’ll find the support and encouragement you need to think big, to dream even bigger, and to achieve more by pushing your limits further.

About Mills
We’ve been educating smart women since 1852. That’s when we were founded—two years after California became a state. Since then we’ve been recognized as one of the top colleges in the West by U.S.News & World Report. Our 135-acre campus is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area and has been home to alumnae who have gone on to excel as authors, composers, lawyers, professors, ambassadors, news anchors, governors, congresswomen, and activists.

 

AT A GLANCE

Students and Faculty:
1,405    Total students
867    Undergraduate women
538    Graduate women and men
202    Total faculty
10:1    Student-faculty ratio
15    Average class size
50+    Clubs and organizations
3.71    Average high school GPA
1590–1920    SAT range

Athletics: NCAA Division III—competitive teams in cross-country, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball

Alumnae: More than 20,000 loyal graduates

2015–2016 Tuition/Financial Aid:
$42,990    Undergraduate tuition
$13,200    Single room/board on campus
$39,846    Average financial aid award

More than 80% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

Admission Deadlines:
Early Action: November 15
Regular Decision: January 15

Academic Programs
MAJORS
• American Studies*
• Anthropology*
• Art (Studio)*
• Art History*
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology*
• Biopsychology
• Business Economics
• Chemistry*
• Child Development*
• College Major (self-designed)
• Computer Science*
• Dance*
• Economics*
• English–Creative Writing
• English–Literature*
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies*
• Ethnic Studies*
• French and Francophone Studies*
• Government*
• History*
• Intermedia Arts*
• International Relations
• Latin American Studies*
• Literary and Cultural Studies*
• Mathematics*
• Music*
• Philosophy*
• Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis (PLEA)
• Psychology*
• Public Policy*
• Sociology*
• Spanish and Spanish American Studies*
• Theater Studies*
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS OFFERED AS MINORS
• African and African Diaspora Studies
• Asian Studies
• Book Art
• Journalism
• Physics
• Queer Studies
• Religious Studies
• Urban Education
• Women, Leadership, and Social Change
• Women’s Studies

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
• Engineering (in conjunction with University of Southern California)
• Law
• Medicine/Health Sciences

BACHELOR’S–TO–MASTER’S ACCELERATED DEGREE PROGRAMS
• B.A./M.A. Early Childhood Education
• B.A./M.A. Infant Mental Health
• B.A./M.A. Interdisciplinary Computer Science
• B.A./M.A. Mathematics
• B.A./M.B.A. Business Administration
• B.A./M.P.P. Public Policy
• B.A./M.A./Credential Teacher Education

* Also available as a minor

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