Mills College

Oakland, CA

Mills College

Oakland, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$30,770

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

1%

male

99%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 751
Declined 73
Total Received 824
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Private

831

undergraduate students

455

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1852, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Its 135-acre campus is located in Oakland, California.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,286
Established in 1852
Coeducational Women Only

Social Networks

135-acre, suburban campus in Oakland (population: 425,195). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to the U of California--Berkeley, Oakland, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit System.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA
94613

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
663
25th
560
75th
613
25th
495
75th
32
25th
22
75th
25
25th
18
75th
30
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
Application deadline (final deadline) March 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Considered if submitted SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 751
Declined 73
Total Received 824

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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

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Financial Aid

92%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,952

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,340
Room & board $13,883
Additional fees $1,430
Books & supplies $1,611
Total $46,264
Average Financial Aid - $20,952
Total with Avg. Aid $25,312

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 510 430-2000
F: 510 430-2003
finaid@mills.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Economics.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biopsychology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Child Care and Support Services Management.
Child Development.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Comparative Literature.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Dance, General.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Literature (British and Commonwealth).
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Gay/Lesbian Studies.
Health Policy Analysis.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Intermedia/Multimedia.
International Relations and Affairs.
Language Interpretation and Translation.
Latin American Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Philosophy.
Political Science and Government, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Psychology, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Systems Science and Theory.
Women's Studies.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

1,286

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

831
students

Female
99%
826

Male
1%
5

35%

455
students

Female
80%
364

Male
20%
91

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

705
students

Female
100%
703

Male
0%
2

15%

126
students

Female
98%
123

Male
2%
3

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
32%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
10%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

20%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.60
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

77

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

40

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Czech Republic
Iran
Japan
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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