Mills College
Oakland, CA, USA


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview


African American
Asian/Pacific Islander

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Whatever Mills lacks in large class size, it makes up for in academic challenge. Because you have the opportunity to get to know your professors, and work on really personalized material, standards are high. But never fear, even if the class seems really hard, the professors here WANT you to get an A and are always around for support and guidance. Mills really does work to prepare you for graduate school or whatever your goals may be after your undergraduate education is complete.
Elizabeth from Citrus Heights, CA
I believe that the college is competitive because all the students are very ambitions, however, the students are extremely helpful and likely to work in study groups. (Study groups are extremely important for academic studies.) This is a teaching school therefore long lectures are kept at a minimum. I truly appreciate the small classes because it makes class discussions intimate. Students are able to create close bonds with campus personnel. The courses are rigorous, but the professors are amazing at providing students with academic support.
Ina from Montrose, CA
The students who attend Mills College must be diligent, focused, and inquisitive to master the courses offered. The small campus and dedicated faculty and professors create a reliable support system. Mills College has a diverse population, which reflects the kind of women and faculty who are focused on enriching their lives.
Marie from Los Angeles, CA
You receive a lot of assistance when needed, but the teachers do not hold back on the their assignments, tests, and expectations.
Charity from Daly City, CA
The pre-nursing program is structured in a way that is unique. Half of the curriculum is split between Mills College, which focuses on the liberal arts and fundamental sciences, and Samuel Merritt University, where the student starts clinical work. The two years spent at Mills are focused on the fundamental biological and social sciences needed to establish a social justice-oriented nursing practice. The more challenges you experience in your first and second years, the smoother academic transition you will have at Samuell Merritt University. Despite the immense challenge, the faculty is highly supportive if you have the courage to approach them.
Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
Mills professors and classes are very intellectually and academically enriching. It doesn't necessarily mean that they are so stressfully challenging, but that they are very insightful and complex in that you think in very different ways that allow you to become even more of an open-minded person so that when you are out in the real world, you are aware and critical of your surroundings.
Academically Mills is wonderful. One of the best things about a small private college is that the class sizes are always small (about 15-20 students per class) and the teachers really get to know you and your work. Every class is challenging, but in an inspiring way as the subject matter is often connected to social justice, and there are no easy A classes. The atmosphere of Mills is academic as well, it is not really a party school, and you are likely to find motivation and support from your peers.
Emily from San Ramon, CA

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