Tuition & Fees

$30,257

$30,257

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
38%
500-599
33%
400-499
10%
300-399
7%
700-800
9%
600-699
19%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
25%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
24%
18-23
28%
12-17
15%
30-36
12%
24-29
27%
18-23
42%
12-17
19%
30-36
15%
24-29
46%
18-23
24%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 858
Declined + 145
Total Received 1,003
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Private (nonprofit)

772

undergraduate students

489

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4485
ACT 0332

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Location

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 1,261
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: 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.

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
38%
500-599
33%
400-499
10%
300-399
7%
700-800
9%
600-699
19%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
25%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
24%
18-23
28%
12-17
15%
30-36
12%
24-29
27%
18-23
42%
12-17
19%
30-36
15%
24-29
46%
18-23
24%
12-17
15%

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 ACT only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 858
Declined + 145
Total Received 1,003

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
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,449

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,765
Room $7,064
Board $6,384
Additional fees $1,492
Books & supplies $1,611
Total $45,316
Average Financial Aid - $28,449
Total with Avg. Aid $16,867
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Jeff Hardie
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@mills.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
crew
cross-country
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Fitness, Softball, Track

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Fitness, Indoor Soccer, Softball, Track, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

(men's)

Themy Adachi (women's)
Director Of Athletics/physical Education/recreation
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
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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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

1,261

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

61%

772
students

Female
100%
769

Male
0%
3

39%

489
students

Female
77%
378

Male
23%
111

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

730
students

Female
100%
727

Male
0%
3

6%

42
students

Female
100%
42

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
29%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.60
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 Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

77

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Countries most often represented China
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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