Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC-
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC+
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.
Mills College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
Mills College Reviews
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.
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.