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  • Oakland, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 100%0%
    student ratio
  • 985
    total students
  • $40,210 | $40,210
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 67%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 557
    sat math
  • 594
    sat reading
  • 575
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

Bold Vision, Intimate Setting

At Mills College, you can be who you are - or discover who you are - in an inclusive community that values intellectual curiosity and the perspectives of women. Located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills is an independent college offering a progressive liberal arts curriculum taught by renowned faculty. Mills is ranked fifth among top colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report and also has been named one of the greenest colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

With an impressive student-teacher ratio of 10:1, the small classes at this liberal arts college encourage a lively exchange of ideas - students are expected to have opinions and express them. Students may also have the extraordinary opportunity to work with distinguished faculty members in their research, gaining hands-on experience while earning a degree.

Students can choose from more than 40 different majors across a wide range of disciplines at this California college. Majors include English; nursing; psychology; biology; political, legal, and economic analysis; dance; women's studies; and environmental science. Mills offers over 30 minors and seven accelerated programs that enable students to earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree - increasing post-college career options. The bachelor's to master's accelerated degree programs are: BA/MBA business administration, BA/MA early childhood education, BA/MA infant mental health, BA/MA interdisciplinary computer science, BA/MA mathematics, BA/MPP public policy, and BA/MA/credential teacher education.

Mills brings diverse students and faculty together in an inclusive, intimate community that encourages creative thinking and inspires action in the real world. Mills students acquire confidence in their intellectual abilities, a broad awareness of differing ideas and perspectives, and an appreciation of and capacity for lifelong learning.

Natural Beauty, Urban Location

Located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, Mills offers a welcoming place to live and learn, with new friends and ideas at every turn. The campus is heavily accented with Mediterranean-style buildings, many designed by architectural innovator Julia Morgan. Paths and streams wind their way through the groves and meadows that pervade the wooded campus.

Campus life at Mills is as important as the liberal arts curriculum. Residential and commuting students alike participate in a variety of eclectic events that enhance learning and provide inspiration beyond the classroom. Offerings can include an African art exhibit, a lecture on socially responsible business, a modern dance performance, a cause-related rally, a poetry slam, or an evening of experimental music.

At Mills, students also enjoy an assortment of clubs and organizations that encompass a wide range of interests, from the Black Women's Collective to Mills Earth C.O.R.P.S. (Community Organized to Respect, Protect, and Sustain the Earth). Students interested in developing their leadership skills may participate in student government through the Associated Students of Mills College.

Outside the campus gates, students enjoy access to California's dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, with Berkeley, San Francisco, Napa, and Silicon Valley nearby. Mills students connect with centers of learning, business, and technology; pursue research and internship opportunities; and explore the Bay Area's many sources of cultural, social, and recreational enrichment.

Providing a stimulating liberal arts experience enriched by women of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, ages, and mindsets, Mills is a haven for intellectual risk-takers who are inspired by ideas and serious about their education. Mills women gain the ability to make their voices heard, the strength to risk bold visions, an eagerness to experiment, and a desire to change the world.


Location & Contact

5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613-1000
USA

Ms.Belinda Zazueta

Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: 510-430-2135
Fax: 510-430-3314
Email: admission@mills.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gay/Lesbian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intermedia/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

67% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,827
    • Accepted1,242
    • Acceptance Rate67%
    • Enrolled985
    • Female Applicants1,827
    • Females Accepted1,242
    • Female Acceptance Rate67%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      essay or graded paper
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.64
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th March 30th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 594 540 640
    • SAT Math 557 500 610
    • SAT Writing 575 520 620
    • ACT Composite 25 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$40,210
    • Out-of-state tuition *$40,210
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,284.00
    • Room and board *$12,625.00
    • Room only *$6,495.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students985
    • Male Student Percentage%
    • Female Student Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino22.23%
    • Black or African American5.89%
    • White or Caucasian46.5%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.51%
    • Asian11.68%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.61%
    • Two or more races8.93%
    • Unknown1.12%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.44% representing 12 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students18% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 58%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Mouthing Off, Mills College Choir, Workers of Faith, Mujeres Unidas, Earth CORPS
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton No No No
    • Basketball No No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty211
    • Full-time Percentage51%
    • Part-time Percentage49%
    • Female Percentage70%
    • Male Percentage30%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,481 students to 142 faculty


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