Description

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.

Quick Facts about Mills College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Cyclones

Website

www.mills.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$38,066

Out-of-State Tuition

$38,066

Retention Rate

81%

Enrollment

1,601

Year Established

1852

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  3 reviews
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75% of students gave Mills College 4 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1981

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
969
Freshman Class
207
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,601

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
61%
Graduate
39%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
81%
Part-Time
19%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
67%
Out-of-State
33%

Gender of Students

Women
100%
Men
0%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
10%
Asian
8%
Caucasian
41%
Latino
11%
Other
30%

Students State Origin

California
67%
Oregon
3%
Hawaii
2%
Massachusetts
1%
Nevada
1%
Other
26%

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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