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Mills College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 47 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

93% Women
7% Men


We do not have information on athletics at Mills College


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 11.5%
Hispanic 13.2%
Non-resident alien 2.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 18.2%
Two or more races 2.8%
White/non-Hispanic 42.7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 4

Notable Alumni

  • Renel Brooks-Moon: first African American women to announce for a professional sports team, voice of the San Francisco Giants
  • Trisha Brown: first woman awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Award in choreography, internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, founder of the Trisha Brown Dance Company
  • Barbara Lee: US Congresswoman representing California's Ninth Congressional District since 1998
  • Rebeca Mauleon: internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, and educator; innovator in the world of Latin jazz, salsa, and Afro-Caribbean music
  • Stephanie Mills: groundbreaking ecological activist and respected author
  • Thoraya Ahmed Obaid: first Saudi Arabian woman to head a United Nations agency, human rights activist
  • Susan Perrine: developer of the treatment for sickle cell disease
  • Patricia Salas Pineda: group vice president at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. with primary responsibility for national philanthropy
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ina from Montrose, CA
  • 4
  • 1st year students are placed into a Themed-Hall Community. This is really helpful in making friends. Sadly the halls can be noisy sometimes, which can make studying and resting unpleasant.…

  • Dec-30-2015 Read More
  • Charity from Daly City, CA
  • 5
  • Depending on when you enter, you get acquainted with your fellow residents through activities set up by your Resident assistant. There are a variety of residence halls, including a resumer…

  • May-16-2012 Read More
  • Marie from Los Angeles, CA
  • 5
  • Incoming students will be tickled to know that the girls attending Mills College are welcoming and friendly. More than 50% of the students enjoy a single room, while the option…

  • Jul-26-2012 Read More
  • Guadalupe from San Antonio, TX
  • 3
  • I do not live on campus; however, I have friends that do, and the majority of them enjoy having single bedrooms to themselves (with the occasional friend sleeping over). I…

  • Apr-14-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Ina from Montrose, CA
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Some students I know believe that the dining experience is not the best. However, I personally believe that the meals are amazing. I tried some dishes that were totally new to me. Some of the food can be repetitive like the breakfasts are usually the same. The Teashop is kind of pricey so remember to use teashop points wisely.

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  • 3
  • Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
  • Jul-09-2014 I am a past student here

    Mills College contracts Bon Appetit to cater their events, coffee shop, and dining hall. The food is primarily seasonal and local, though this often means a compromised selection of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Fortunately, the campus shuttle runs to a Trader Joes, and there are plenty of local farmer's markets around town.

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  • 3
  • Gee
  • Dec-25-2013 I am a current student here

    For the most part, the food is fresh and home made. Vegan, vegetarian, and a whole lot of options are always available. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet, which is pretty cool. The food is good. It's not what you will get at a fancy restaurant of course, but it's definitely not high-school-cafeteria-like...WAY better than that. Can't complain.

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  • 3
  • Emily from San Ramon, CA
  • Dec-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Mills really tries to provide good quality food with vegetarian and vegan options, and its is true the food is better than the unhealthy junk food serves at a lot of colleges, but it's not amazing. The breakfasts and lunches they serve at the dining hall are alright, but dinner tends to be lacking, and after a while it is easy to become tired of everything, as they tend to repeat the same foods over and over, still at least they are always inclusive and aware of various dietary needs and restrictions.

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  • 4
  • Maggie from Alta, CA
  • Jul-22-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at Founders gets a lot of flack because it can be a bit repetitive and sometimes a little bland but most of the time it is really wonderful. There is always a wide selection at the salad bar, lots of organic and minimally processed dishes and the water has fruit in I'm not complaining.

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  • 4
  • Kenna from Oakley, CA
  • Apr-09-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I hear the food is quite delicious and they offer a variety of options for vegetarians and vegans. I'm personally not a vegetarian or a vegan so i hope they have a good selection of meat!

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  • 2
  • Susana from Citrus Heights, CA
  • Feb-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Founders is not very good at all--don't get me wrong, they have their moments, and everything is supposed to fresh (farm to fork initiative) but some times the food just falls flat. Thank goodness they have a cereal bar. Tea Shop is good, however somewhat expensive and is not open on Saturday or late at night.

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  • 1
  • Zoe from Orangevale, CA
  • Jan-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is absolutely terrible unless you are accustomed to eating vegan and vegetarian meals that are incredibly bland.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ina from Montrose, CA
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Frat and sororities are absent at this college. However there are many clubs and/or programs that are similarly inclusive and inviting.

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  • 0
  • Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
  • Jul-09-2014 I am a past student here

    Greek like is non-existent at this campus. If that is the college experience you want, this is not the college for you. Or, alternatively, you could visit other campuses to party if you're looking to have a break from the Mills life.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Sacramento, CA
  • Jul-19-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is none, and it's not really needed, with the aforementioned LLCs and all the clubs and such on campus there's, again, really no need.

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  • 0
  • Amanda from Brookings, OR
  • Jun-17-2012 I am a current student here

    There isn't Greek Life at Mills. While there is a Frat you can join, there is not a Frat house. That being said, UC Berkley is very close, and if you are searching for Greek Life you can easily go from Mills to there for parties.

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