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 (2014–15)
  • Ranked sixth 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 379 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review
  • Ranked one of the top 10 master's universities in the United States by the Washington Monthly
  • Named one of the top 332 Green Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review
Student Body (2014–15)
  • Total students: 1,548
  • 922 undergraduate women
  • 626 graduate women and men
  • 40 states represented
  • 6 countries represented
  • 16% undergraduate resumer students (23 years of age or older)
  • 54% undergraduate students of color

    • 1% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 13% Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 7% Black or African American
    • 24% Hispanic/Latina
    • 10% Two or more races
    • 44% White
    • 1% Unknown
  • 41% graduate students of color

    • 1% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 10% Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 12% Black or African American
    • 13% Hispanic/Latino
    • 5% Two or more races
    • 47% White
    • 12% Unknown
Entering First-year Student Profile (2014–15)
  • Average high school GPA 3.67
  • SAT range 1570–1840
    (middle 50%)
  • ACT range 23–29
    (middle 50%)
Faculty (2014–15)
  • Total: 197
  • Full-time: 107 (female faculty 68%; faculty of color 31%; terminal degree 93%)
  • Part-time: 90 (female faculty 72%; faculty of color 28%; terminal degree 62%)
Class Size (2014–15)
  • Average class size: 16
  • Class enrollments of 20 or fewer students: 75%
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Majors (2014–15)

The top 5 of 42 undergraduate majors:

  • English
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis (PLEA)
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 (2014–15)
  • 95% of all undergraduate students received financial aid
  • 92% received some portion of their aid directly from Mills
  • Average award: $39,482
  • Total aid: $34.5 million of which Mills funded $18.4 million



Last Updated: 4/25/14