Mills, founded in 1852, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 135-acre campus is located in Oakland, 18 miles east of San Francisco.

Website: www.mills.edu/

Private
761
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 761 Women
(%Not Reported) Men
548
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 965 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,710
Tuition and Fees
$30,257
Room and Board
$13,448
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$29,685
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,693
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
82
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Oakland Population
400,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cyclones
Sororities
100% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.6% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
28.7% Hispanic/Latino
9.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.9% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students
0.9% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
29.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2 4
History 2 4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Oakland, CA 94613-1000
Phone
(510) 430-2135
Fax
(510) 430-3314
E-mail
admission@mills.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 30
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
College transcripts required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
87% of 965 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 965 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
225 (27%) of 837 admitted students enrolled
Women
225 (27%) of 837 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
84% of 264 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.54
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
34%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,710
Tuition and Fees
$30,257
Room and Board
$13,448
Books and Supplies
$1,611
Other Expenses
$2,394
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001238
Free
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
146 (95.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
129 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
129 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$29,685
Need-Based Gift
Received by 122 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,408
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 90 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,081
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 128 (98.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
15 (7.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
664 (91.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
610 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
608 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
60 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$28,449
Need-Based Gift
Received by 584 (92.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,495
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 457 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,888
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 557 (98.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
35 (4.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,233

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,693
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Psychology, English
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, education, public policy, infant mental health, mathematics
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
82
Part-Time Faculty
92
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 69% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
398,852
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
335
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Dance
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Illustration
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Location and Setting


Oakland Population
400,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Campus Size
135 acres

Weather

Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Oakland
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Oakland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
34%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cyclones
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Rowing x      
Soccer x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Rowing x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Rowing    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, associated students of mills college, the campanil, the mills choir, mujeres unidas, asian pacific islander student association
Sororities
100% of women participate
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
761
Women
761 (100.0%)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
739
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.6% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
28.7% Hispanic/Latino
9.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.9% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students.
0.9% from 4 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
548

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Average Starting Salary
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
29.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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