B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Mills College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Great South Athletic Conference
Address
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
Website

Mills College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1290
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Mills College

Cost

Net Price
$27,181/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,797/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,483/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,645/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,241/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,511/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
815Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Outspoken, determined, socially conscious
    41%
  • Feminist
    26%
  • Angry and feminist and closet racists.
    11%
  • Motivated and determined to succeed
    11%
  • Empowered
    7%
  • Angry
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • All of the above, actually.
    36%
  • Liberal, thought provoking
    30%
  • Engaged and interdisciplinary
    9%
  • Passionate, outspoken, empowered, socially aware
    9%
  • Studious, thoughtful, engaging, in-depth
    9%
  • Also very liberal
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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I like Mills College because it is an all girls private college in Oakland, California. I have found this city to be ethnically diverse. There are many students from many different places. The class sizes are very small also. It offers a Bachelor's-to-Master's Graduate Program in Psychology that interests me. During my final two years I will be given the opportunity to enroll in internships that will provided me with hands on experiences in the area of my studies. One thing that I would suggest for improvement would be not to raise the tuition rates. The tuition is already really expensive.
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I COULD NOT IMAGINE A BETTER PLACE TO BE! I by no means considered attending a women's college. It wasn't until I visited Mills campus and sat in on a couple classes, that I realized what a unique and empowering institution Mills is! The professors are exceptional; they have extensive published research, but are most passionate about teaching. Professors make themselves accessible by offering office hours throughout the week, responding immediately to emails and occasionally giving out their cell/home phone numbers. Professors want you to develop a relationship with them and hope you take the time to meet with them outside of class. Because the classes are typically 15 (or less) students, professors expect everyone to do the reading and participate in class. Mills students are passionate, articulate, outspoken and empowered. The Mills student body is much more racially and socioeconomically diverse than the other 22 colleges I extensively researched. When students with varied life experiences are expected to participate in class, discussions are dynamic, highly educational and exciting!

I was fed up with the quality of education at my high school and was pleasantly surprised to find a college that teaches you about influential people and achievements OUTSIDE the white, masculinist, heteronormative, capitalist narrative. At Mills, I have learned about groundbreaking grassroots social justice movements in the Bay Area (and World) that were organized by queer people of color. Prior to Mills, I thought I was fairly educated on social justice movements, my white privilege, and politics. HOWEVER, I knew nothing compared to what I know now (two years later.) I have learned how to THINK CRITICALLY, recognize implicit bias and question all authors, politicians, policy makers and influential people to determine if they are perpetuating structures of oppression or challenging them. Overall, I LOVE MY CLASSES and LOVE MY SOCIAL LIFE AT MILLS EVEN MORE!
The two years I've had here, have been the very best. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this institution. I have had the ability to focus on my academics and also play D3 collegiate soccer. The educators here are very personal and although quirky I have never felt like a professor didn't care about my education. I have been pushed further than I could imagine. The social justice aspect of this institution does not fail to push me to be my very best leader. This school is so cool and empowering to the young women that they provided us with transportation to Oakland's Women's March. I have never been happier to be surrounded with such powerful womyn.