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Mills College

Oakland, CA, USA
4.02 Average Rating

Mills College is a private, liberal arts college located in Oakland, California. The college’s undergraduate program is exclusively open to women, though its graduate program is open to students of all genders. Mills has a unique core curriculum, which encapsulates ten different areas of knowledge under three categories: foundational skills, modes of inquiry, and contributions to knowledge & community. Undergraduate students entering Mills are provided with a support team through the school’s MPOWER program, which will guide their academic journey and prepare them for their unique career goals.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Female Only

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
75%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
23%
Submitting ACT
58%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1183
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,345
Total Number of Undergrads
821
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
29%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,097
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$46,236
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$46,236
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,614
Books and Supplies
$1514

Aid & Grants

0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$32,812
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,337
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$27,514

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,127
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$243
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
63
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
54%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cyclones
School Colors
Gold/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
50%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,400
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What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Excellent nursing program. Each of the classes pre-nursing students take is meant to challenge the student and in turn encourage an intersectional, social justice-based nursing practice.
Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
Mills is wonderful. Everyone is welcoming, helpful, and passionate about what they do. The small campus makes it easier to make close friends with others.
Gee
Mills College is little known gem located in Oakland, the campus is surprisingly beautiful and picturesque. The majority of students and faculty at the college really strive to uphold the college's mission of social justice, and overall provides a very open and academic environment.
Emily from San Ramon, CA
Beautiful, tranquil, and supportive. Mills College is the absolute place to be for women looking to succeed in both academics and in the real world future that lies ahead. Cyclone ladies get all the benefits of a big school with highly qualified professors, visiting lectures, and their own museum; with all the benefits of a small school including tiny class sizes and personal attention.
Elizabeth from Citrus Heights, CA
Mills focuses on a variety of things including social justice, food sustainability, and environmental sustainability. Important discussions pertaining to these topics occur on campus in and out of class sessions. Everything is extremely important for racial, gender, and class equality and equity for one's future career.
Ina from Montrose, CA
Mills College has an amazing campus, filled with women dedicated to education and higher learning. The experience offered at Mills is displayed in the well-rounded students who attend the college. Mills College is a safe, welcoming educational community that orbits around enriching women with a challenging course as well as preparing them for life after college.
Marie from Los Angeles, CA
Mills College combines beautiful scenery, with progressive thinking and social justice. This all women college reminds us of the importance of having goals and an action plan. All the staff and teachers are supportive and as eager as the students.
Charity from Daly City, CA

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