Mills College
Oakland, CA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Size of Town
Major city
US States Represented
37
Countries Represented
4
Ethnicity
African American
9%
Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
Hispanic
28%
White
41%
Multiracial
9%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
33%
Student Organizations
63
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
74%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cyclones
School Colors
gold and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Intramural Sports
6
Sports Club
3

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
No

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Cafeteria food is cafeteria food, right? Wrong! Founders Commons is the main dining hall on campus, situated on a hill from which you can over look most of the San Francisco Bay Area. The food is catered by a company called Bon Appetite, who prides themselves on farm fresh meals that are healthy and eco-conscience. There are always vegetarian and vegan options and compared with most dining hall food it is light years ahead.
Elizabeth from Citrus Heights, CA
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.
Ina from Montrose, CA
The communal cafeteria at Mills College offers a wide variety of healthy, organic food and meals. A small cafe/coffee shop can also be found on the campus. There are four different meal plans that are offered, as well as vegetarian options.
Marie from Los Angeles, CA
While any dining hall can get repetitive, Bon Appitit takes suggestions for food and implements them that same week. The food is always fresh, delicious, and offers a wide array of options for meat eaters to vegetarians to vegans to people who have allergies as basic as peanut to as advanced as dairy and gluten.
Charity from Daly City, CA
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.
Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
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.
Gee
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.
Emily from San Ramon, CA

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