Mills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, United States
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Overview of Mills College

About this school

Mills, founded in 1852, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 135-acre campus is located in Oakland, 18 miles east of San Francisco.
  • Website


    www.mills.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Undergrad women only

  • Graduate Students


    548

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:761
    • Men:Not reported
    • Women:761 (100.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mills College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
4
History
2
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Oakland, CA  94613-1000
Phone
(510) 430-2135
Fax
(510) 430-3314
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 30
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
College transcripts required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
87% of 965 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 965 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
225 (27%) of 837 admitted students enrolled
Women
225 (27%) of 837 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.54
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,257 (63.41857053028715%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,448 (28.18696290085936%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,611 (3.376650597359044%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,394 (5.0178159714944455%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mills College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1 | Final deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001238
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
163 (95.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
154 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
154 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
27 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$49,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 141 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,523
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 133 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,825
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 151 (98.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
13 (7.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,528

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
666 (91.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
631 (94.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
631 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
65 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$43,655
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 586 (92.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,265
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 523 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,570
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 623 (98.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
33 (4.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,571

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,954
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,338

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


92

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


40%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 69% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
398,852

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
335
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mills College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Psychology, English

Online Degrees


Engineering, education, public policy, infant mental health, mathematics

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Applied Economics
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • Illustration
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Public Policy
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


400,740

Nearest Metropolitan Area


135 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


San Francisco

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 mile(s) from campus in Oakland
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Oakland
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Oakland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


64% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


34%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cyclones
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mills College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, associated students of mills college, the campanil, the mills choir, mujeres unidas, asian pacific islander student association

Sororities


100% of women participate

Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Undergrad women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


739

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
761
Women
761
Men
0

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.6% Asian
  • 9.5% Black/African-American
  • 28.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 9.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 41.9% White
  • 0.5% Unknown

International Students


0.9% from 4 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


548

Student Resources

Study resources