Mills College

Oakland, CA

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Mills College

Mills College

Mills College Student Essentials

Mills College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cyclones
Website: www.mills.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $40,080
Out-of-State Tuition: $40,080
Retention Rate: 77%
Enrollment: 1,669
Year Established: 1852

About Mills College

For over 150 years, Mills College has been a leading liberal arts institution in the West. Mills is traditionally a women’s college, and while undergraduate admissions are still restricted to women, the school’s graduate studies are open to men as well.

At Mills, you can choose from more than 40 undergraduate concentrations. The school’s academic offerings are quite diverse, with especially renowned programs in performing and visual arts as well as in ethnic studies and natural sciences.

The graduate school has more than a dozen degree programs in traditional subjects like Mathematics and Public Policy, as well as unusual ones like Infant Mental Health and Book Art.

Mills College is committed to sustainability. Its eco-friendly campus includes state-of-the-art architecture, landscape maintenance, lake restoration and recycling. Combining these efforts with a general attitude of environmental justice, Mills hopes to reach a sustainable future.

Diversity and social justice are also key components of student life at Mills. The school promotes diversity on campus through school-sponsored events, student diversity programs, and a comprehensive nondiscrimination policy. Regardless of your race, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disabilities, you can be certain to find acceptance at Mills College.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Mills College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1981

Overall Rating

I graduated in 1981 with Honors in Psychology. Mills prepared me well to take the GRE Advanced test in Psych. In general, the courses are well taught, and there is a lot of freedom to set your own program. The courses offered are many and varied. Despite the small student body size and small classes, Mills does not quite deliver on its promise of close faculty-student interaction. I was basically on my own to apply to grad programs. Alumnae could be "tapped" more for their advice, mentoring. There are many, many alums I personally know are out there with spectacular careers!


Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

Overall Rating

Mills offered me an amazing academic experience and has a beautiful campus- it's an overall great school. It's definitely not for everyone as it's a women's college and extremely liberal. I enjoyed my time living on campus, although it's not in the best neighborhood in Oakland.


Mills College Map & Location

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613


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Getting Around Mills College

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Oakland, CA

Winter
Dec
59
41
Jan
58
42
Feb
61
43
Spring
Mar
63
44
Apr
67
46
May
69
49
Summer
Jun
73
52
Jul
75
54
Aug
76
55
Fall
Sep
76
55
Oct
73
52
Nov
65
45

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,007
Freshman Class 207
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,669

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 19%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 45%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 16%
Latino 19%
African American 8%
Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 16%

Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 40%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 100%
Men 0%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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