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Mills College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Oakland, California, which is a predominantly urban area. Enrollment at Mills College exceeds 1,600 per year.
Areas of study available at Mills College include:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- English Language And Literature
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Ethnic Cultural And Gender Studies
To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The majority of students accepted to Mills College have an SAT score within the range of 1570 - 1910, or an ACT composite score between 24 - 29. This school accepts about 60 percent of applicants yearly. Of those accepted, about 13 percent of students registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $43,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $6,000 annually. Students at Mills College may qualify for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.
Mills College participates in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NAIA's California Pacific Conference in Cross Country or Track & Field.
Students may visit the school's http://www.mills.edu to view additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Mills College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Mills College.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||540 - 640|
|SAT ® Math||500 - 610|
|SAT ® Writing||520 - 620|
|SAT ® Total Score||1560 - 1870|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Math||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Composite Score||23 - 28|
Acceptance Rate Table
We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at Mills College.
|Granted Admissions||1,242 (68%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||217 (17%)|
Total enrollment at Mills College is around 1,500 students, with undergraduate students making up about 61% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $43,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- For part-time students, charges are between $6,500-$7,800 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$25,400|
|Receiving Student Loans||78%||$6,167|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 6%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Mills College may offer services like those listed below:
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Mills College has an overall graduation rate which is around 57%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||47%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Insitution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Mills College for official up-to-date information.