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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Mills is an above-average private college located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 734 undergraduate students. The Mills acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Psychology, English, and Sociology. Graduating 74% of students, Mills alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,600.
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
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Mills College Rankings

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Mills Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1010-1240
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,900/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$38,083/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
734Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
34
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Outspoken, determined, socially conscious
    40%
  • Feminist
    23%
  • Empowered
    13%
  • Angry and feminist and closet racists.
    10%
  • Motivated and determined to succeed
    10%
  • Angry
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • All of the above, actually.
    33%
  • Liberal, thought provoking
    28%
  • Passionate, outspoken, empowered, socially aware
    14%
  • Engaged and interdisciplinary
    8%
  • Studious, thoughtful, engaging, in-depth
    8%
  • Also very liberal
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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When I first heard about mills college in my sophomore year of high school. I never put any thought or attention to it being that it was an all-girls school. But when my senior year came I felt like it was the right choice for me so I applied and got accepted! Walking into campuse you instantly fall in love with it. The campus is such a beautiful place that I enjoy getting there every morning. Mills is such a diverse place that me being a Latina I have never felt out of place nor uncomfortable. At Mills, you get so much support from your fellow classmates since classes are so small and from the staff. The staff is very kind and, always find ways to help you in any way they can. The best part is that they believe in you and what you can accomplish. From the top of my head, something they can change is lowering the food prices since not everyone is well financially stable and, Making our campus a free smoke environment to help our students stay healthy and our air quality less polluted.
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As a transfer student, it can be difficult to adjust and settle in. Besides the acclimation period, I've enjoyed the professors' passionate lectures and the many academic resources. The school's culture can feel isolating at times, so you really have to put yourself out there to make connections. The food is good! The advisors are willing to work with you to create your own major.
I hated this place. I felt as though the Sociology department lacked professionalism. There were no teachers who you could network with in the field, all the teachers were master's degree students who did not know how to teach. It was a fucking miserable time. The social justice aspect of the school did not exist in an educational way, there were never any constructive conversations regarding immigration or race. Women would leave classes screaming and sobbing from interactions they had inside the classroom, where the teacher did not know how to mediate and facilitate constructive dialogue.