Facts About Mills College

Profile

  • Independent liberal arts college founded in 1852
  • California women's college located on 135 wooded acres in the Oakland foothills, on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay
  • Offers bachelor's degrees to women and graduate degrees and certificates to women and men
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Rankings (2013–14)

  • Ranked fifth among colleges and universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked among the top colleges and universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report in "Great Schools, Great Prices" for high academic quality relative to the net cost of attendance
  • Named one of the Best 378 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review
  • Ranked one of the top 10 master's universities in the US by the Washington Monthly
  • Named one of the top 322 Green Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review

Student Body (2013–14)

  • Total students: 1,608
  • 997 undergraduate women
  • 611 graduate women and men
  • 41 states represented
  • 6 countries represented
  • 50% undergraduate students of color
  • 40% graduate students of color
  • 16% undergraduate resumer students (23 years of age or older)

Entering First-Year Student Profile (2013–14)

  • Average high school GPA 3.64
  • SAT range 1570–1850
    (middle 50%)
  • ACT range 23–28
    (middle 50%)

Faculty (2013–14)

  • Total: 211
  • Full-time: 107 (female faculty 71%; faculty of color 31%; terminal degree 92%)
  • Part-time: 104 (female faculty 68%; faculty of color 23%; terminal degree 68%)

Class Size (2013–14)

  • Average class size: 16
  • Class enrollments of 20 or fewer students: 75%
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Undergraduate Majors (2013–14)

The top 5 of 41 undergraduate majors:

  • English
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis (PLEA)

Graduate Programs (2013–14)

The top 5 graduate programs:

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

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2014–15)

  • Full-time tuition: $41,618
  • Student activity fee: $150
  • AC Transit Fee: $106
  • Campus Comprehensive Fee: $1,044
  • Student Health Plan: $3,960
  • Room and board: $12,914

Undergraduate Financial Aid (2013–14)

  • In fall 2013, 95% of all undergraduate students received financial aid
  • 92% received some portion of their aid directly from Mills
  • Average award: $37,959
  • Total aid: $35.5 million of which Mills funded $18.9 million

Graduate Tuition and Fees (2014–15)

  • Full-time tuition: $30,906* (2 or more credits/semester)
  • AC Transit Fee: $106
  • Campus Comprehensive Fee: $1,044
  • Student Health Plan: $3,960
  • Room and board: $12,792

*Full-time studio art tuition: $37,120
*Full-time doctorate in education tuition: $33,210
*Full-time MBA, joint MBA/MA, joint MPP/MBA tuition:  $31,070
*Full-time post-bac pre-med tuition: $29,460
*Part-time MBA, joint MBA/MA, joint MPP/MBA tuition: $17,140

Graduate Financial Aid (2013–14)

  • In fall 2013, 90% of all graduate students received financial aid
  • 87% received some portion of their aid directly from Mills
  • Total aid: $16.4 million of which Mills funded $5.5 million

Finance (2013–14)

  • Annual budget: $84.6 million
  • Endowment value as of 6.30.13: $174.5 million

Giving to Mills (2012–13) $15.1 million

  • Trustee gifts: $1.8 million
  • Alumnae gifts: $3.7 million
  • Gifts from parents, friends, and others: $.8 million
  • Foundation and corporate gifts: $3.9 million
  • Estate gifts: $4.9 million

Mills College Annual Fund: $7.5 million (includes all current-use gifts from the sources above, excluding estate gifts)

Alumnae
alumnae-relations@mills.edu

  • Mills College alumnae: 22,845
  • Countries represented: 60

 




Last Updated: 4/25/14