C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Mills College
Oakland, CA
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.
Web Site
Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 819
   Women 819 (100.0%)
   Men Not reported
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 84% of 1,052 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.62
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $61,856
  Tuition and Fees $45,620
  Room and Board $12,702
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $45,649
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W   -   2
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 99
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Oakland Population 400,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cyclones
Sororities 100% of women participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.9% Asian
9.4% Black/African-American
27.0% Hispanic/Latino
8.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.9% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students 1.0% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning 78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 61.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%