Mills College
Oakland, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Women’s College

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
87%
Acceptance Rate
961
Students Applied
88%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
221
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
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, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
75%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
US States Represented
37
Countries Represented
4
23%
Submitting ACT
58%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1183
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
440
75th
593
Reading
25th
485
75th
640
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
33%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
25
Top 25%
55
Top 50%
90

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Don't be afraid to try new things and get involved at Mills.
Sarah from pomona, CA
I suggest you really look at their website and visit their campus since not most women are sure if an All-Womens school is beneficial to them.
Kimberly from Los Angeles, CA
Do some soul-searching before applying to this school. If you desire to become a strong, empowered woman during your college education, this is 100% the right place for you. If, however, you prefer to shrink away from attention or don't want to gain the skills needed to be an active woman in a global community, this might not be the place for you. Personally, I can't think why a woman would not want to become a stronger, more empowered person, so I recommend this school to every woman I meet.
Kaila from Oakland, CA
If I had any tips to give someone coming to Mills, it would be to bring an open mind. College is already something totally new and exciting for most freshman, so take it as it comes! And don't forget to utilize all the resources Mills has to offer early on (Center for Academic Excellence, free peer tutors, writing center, one on one time with professors etc). Remember to not be too hard on yourself and get out there to make some lasting connections. You won't regret it!
Elizabeth from Citrus Heights, CA
I highly recommend to visit the campus because the architecture and landscape is beautiful. There are many helpful professors and college staffs. Do not be ashamed to ask for help! The Center for Academic Excellence provides tutors that I utilize frequently.
Ina from Montrose, CA
Stay on top of dates and deadlines, and stay focused. Do not worry or stress unnecessarily over tests and exams, since the faculty is fully dedicated to helping students.
Marie from Los Angeles, CA
For any college, always make sure that the program you're looking into is highly regarded, and rigorous. Look at the alumni networks and look at the rates at which students get internships and jobs from teachers and alumni. College will end one day, make sure you ask questions and are prepared for the future.
Charity from Daly City, CA
Don' t let the reputation of Oakland or an all women's college keep you from applying to their nursing program! The education you receive at Mills is known throughout the country, and the academic rigor you experience remains virtually unmatched.
Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
I highly recommend visiting campus and if you are accepted, definitely attend the one-night program where you can stay for Mills at one night with a student at Mills who will be your host.
Gee
It is important to visit the campus before making a decision to attend Mills, as it is a small liberal arts college and very unique, and therefor not suited for everyone. Getting a few good letters of recommendation really helps, as does having quality essays as those can sometimes be more important than test scores or GPAs. Be open to the idea of an all women's college, and have an idea of what you want to major in so you can make sure the school offers it.
Emily from San Ramon, CA

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