Mills College

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School Overview

Mills College is a small college within the San Francisco metropolitan area. It offers science and liberal arts-based degree programs. Mills College was founded as a women’s only college in the mid-1800’s, and while it still only permits women to enroll as undergraduates, men are permitted to enroll in graduate programs. There are 40 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs currently offered at Mills College.

General Information

Admission Office

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

(510) 430-2135

(800) 876-4557v

Fax: (510) 430-3314



Contact: Giulietta Aquino

Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Main Address

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

(510) 430-2255

www.mills.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 969

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 202

Degree-seeking undergrads: 956

Graduate enrollment: 507

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 74%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $33,510 $35,190 $36,232 $37,485 +3.46%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,300 $1,400 $1,400 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,820 $11,270 $11,480 $11,644 +1.43%
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,800 $10,150 $10,350 $10,560 +2.03%
Other $3,100 $3,140 $3,170 $3,080 -2.84%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $47,530 $49,760 $51,112 $52,529 +2.77%
In-state Off Campus $47,610 $49,780 $51,152 $52,525 +2.68%
In-state with Family $34,710 $36,490 $37,632 $38,885 +3.33%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $27,060
In-state Student Fees $917
Out-of-state Tuition $27,060
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $917

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 195 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 193 97% $4,920,932 $25,497
• Federal grants 66 33% $345,622 $5,237
• Pell grants 66 33% $246,472 $3,734
• Other federal grants 65 33% $99,150 $1,525
State and local government grant or scholarships 72 36% $642,882 $8,929
Institutional scholarships or grants 191 96% $3,932,428 $20,589
Student loan financial aid 136 68% $1,064,505 $7,827
• Federal student loans 136 68% $769,667 $5,659
• Other student loans 55 28% $294,838 $5,361

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 242 160 7 93
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1
Ethnic Studies 5
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Latin American Studies 1
Women’s Studies 5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 7 28
Business/Managerial Economics 7 28
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2
Education 39 7 49
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 10 2
Education, General 11
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 18 7
Secondary Education and Teaching 29
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 16
English Language and Literature/Letters 33 41
Creative Writing 29
English Language and Literature, General 32
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) 12
Literature, Other 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8
Comparative Literature 1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 3
French Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 44
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 26
Pre-Nursing Studies 18
History 7
History, General 7
Human Services, General 7 11
Public Policy Analysis, General 7 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Mathematics, General 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 6
Biopsychology 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 7
Environmental Science 4
Environmental Studies 3
Physical Sciences 1
Chemistry, General 1
Psychology 32
Psychology, General 32
Social Sciences 60
Economics, General 11
International Relations and Affairs 9
Political Science and Government, General 21
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology 9
Sociology and Anthropology 10
Visual and Performing Arts 29 37
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Art/Art Studies, General 11
Dance, General 5 6
Fine/Studio Arts, General 10
Intermedia/Multimedia 3
Music Performance, General 5
Music Theory and Composition 6
Music, General 6
Music, Other 10
Work and Family Studies 18 2
Child Care and Support Services Management 2
Child Development 18

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Ethnic Studies – General B
French Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Multimedia B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biochemistry B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Engineering

Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Pre-Nursing Studies C

History

American History (U.S.) B
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

American Government/Politics B
Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Mills College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(510) 430-2255
Website:https://www.mills.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://admissions.mills.edu/apply
Address:5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,345
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,345 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$45,635
Out-of-state Tuition:$45,635
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$32,812

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Mills College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mills College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Education1031
English Language and Literature/Letters22
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics42
Health Professions and Related Programs2
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences61
Visual and Performing Arts65
Grand total1341191

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$45,635
Out-of-state$45,635
Books and supplies$1,514

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$33,652
Out-of-state$33,652

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid140100%
Grant or scholarship aid13999%$32,812
Student loan aid9568%$6,127

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid81795%$28,804
Federal student loans63073%$7,598

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mills College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Mills College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,05201,052
Percent admitted100%0%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%0%16%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Mills College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,345
Undergraduate enrollment821
Graduate enrollment524

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Mills College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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