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Facts About Mills College (2015–16)

Profile
  • Independent liberal arts college founded in 1852
  • Oldest undergraduate college for women in the West
  • Offers bachelor’s degrees to women and graduate degrees and certificates to women and men
  • Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
College Rankings (2015–16)
  • Ranked fifth among colleges and universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked among the top 10 colleges and universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report in “Great Schools, Great Prices”
  • Ranked one of the top 15 master's universities in the United States by the Washington Monthly
  • Named one of The Best 380 Colleges and one of the top 50 green colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review
Student Body (2015–16)
  • Total students: 1,405
  • 867 undergraduate women
  • 538 graduate women and men
  • 43 states represented
  • 12 countries represented
  • 17% undergraduate resumer students (23 years of age or older)
  • 51% undergraduate students of color

    • 1% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 9% Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 7% Black or African American
    • 24% Hispanic/Latina
    • 10% Two or more races
    • 47% White
    • 2% Unknown
  • 42% graduate students of color

    • 1% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 11% Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 11% Black or African American
    • 14% Hispanic/Latino
    • 6% Two or more races
    • 44% White
    • 13% Unknown
Entering First-Year Student Profile (2015–16)
  • Average high school GPA 3.71
  • SAT range 1590–1920
    (middle 50%)
  • ACT range 24–30
    (middle 50%)
Faculty (2015–16)
  • Total: 202
  • Full-time: 99 (female faculty 68%; faculty of color 33%; terminal degree 94%)
  • Part-time: 103 (female faculty 73%; faculty of color 34%; terminal degree 62%)
Class Size (2015–16)
  • Average class size: 15
  • Class enrollments of 20 or fewer students: 80%
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Majors (2015–16)

The top 5 undergraduate majors:

  • English
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis (PLEA)
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015–16)
  • Full-time tuition: $42,990
  • Student activity fee: $150
  • AC Transit fee: $106
  • Campus comprehensive fee: $1,012
  • Room and board: $13,200
Undergraduate Financial Aid (2015–16)
  • 93% of all undergraduate students received financial aid
  • 89% received some portion of their aid directly from Mills
  • Average award: $39,846
  • Total aid: $31.9 million of which Mills funded $18 million

Graduate Programs (2015–16)

The top 5 graduate programs:

  • Education
  • MBA
  • Pre-Med
  • English
  • Music

Graduate Tuition and Fees (2015–16)

  • Full-time tuition: $31,620* (2 or more credits/semester)
  • AC Transit fee: $106
  • Campus comprehensive fee: $1,012
  • Room and board: $13,100

*Full-time studio art tuition: $37,970
*Full-time doctorate in education tuition: $33,970
*Full-time MBA, joint MBA/MA, joint MPP/MBA tuition:  $31,780
*Full-time post-bac pre-med tuition: $30,050
*Part-time computer science, early childhood education, MBA, MPP, and joint MBA/MA: $17,530

Graduate Financial Aid (2015–16)

  • 89% of all graduate students received financial aid
  • 85% received some portion of their aid directly from Mills
  • Total aid: $14.6 million of which Mills funded $4.9 million

Finance (2015–16)

  • Annual budget: $81.4 million
  • Endowment value as of 6.30.15: $182.7 million

Giving to Mills (2014–15) $10.6 million

  • Trustee gifts: $1.7 million
  • Alumnae gifts: $3.3 million
  • Gifts from parents, friends, and others: $1.4 million
  • Foundation and corporate gifts: $3.9 million
  • Estate gifts: $.3 million

Mills College Annual Fund: $7.3 million (includes all current-use gifts from the sources above, excluding estate gifts)

Alumnae

 

  • Mills College alumnae: 23,571
  • Countries represented: 63

 

Last Updated: 10/8/15