Mills College

Oakland, CA

Mills College

Oakland, CA

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Undergrad Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$30,257

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 837
Declined 128
Total Received 965
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Private

761

undergraduate students

548

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,309
Established in 1852
Coeducational Women Only

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
  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Oakland International

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA
94613

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Associated Students of Mills College
  • The Campanil
  • The Mills Choir
  • Mujeres Unidas
  • Asian Pacific Islander Student Association

Top Events

  • Black and White Ball
  • Midnight Breakfast
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
90%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.54

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 837
Declined 128
Total Received 965

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
standardized test scores

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,921

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,765
Room & board $13,448
Additional fees $1,492
Books & supplies $1,611
Other fees $2,394
Total $47,710
Average Financial Aid - $5,921
Total with Avg. Aid $41,789
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Crew
Cross-country running
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

fitness, softball, track

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Softball, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dance, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Studies
Gay/Lesbian Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Intermedia/Multimedia
International Relations and Affairs
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

1,309

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

58%

761
students

Female
100%
761

Male
0%
0

42%

548
students

Female
77%
420

Male
23%
128

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

739
students

Female
100%
739

Male
0%
0

3%

22
students

Female
100%
22

Male
0%
0

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 77%
Student 4 year graduation rate 57%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

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
28%
Hispanic/Latino
41%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

86

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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