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Facts About Mills

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 (2016–17)
  • #5 Regional Universities West by U.S. News & World Report
  • #1 Best Value Schools West by U.S. News & World Report 
  • Best 381 Colleges by The Princeton Review
  • Best 361 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review
  • #19 LGBTQ Friendly by The Princeton Review
Student Body (2016–17)
  • Total students: 1,345
  • 821 undergraduate women
  • 524 graduate women and men
  • 43 states represented
  • 14 countries represented
  • 14% undergraduate resumer students (23 years of age or older)
  • 36% first-generation undergraduate students
  • 50% LGBTQ undergraduate students*
  • 54% undergraduate students of color

    • 1% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 9% Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 9% Black or African American
    • 27% Hispanic/Latina
    • 8% Two or more races
    • 45% White
    • 1% Unknown

*Data was provided by 65% of the 2016 incoming class.

  • 47% graduate students of color

    • <1% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 9% Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 12% Black or African American
    • 18% Hispanic/Latino
    • 7% Two or more races
    • 44% White
    • 10% Unknown
Entering First-Year Student Academic Profile (2016–17)
  • Average high school GPA 3.63
  • SAT range 1450–1850*
  • ACT range 21–29*

*Mills is test optional. Data was provided by 78% of the 2016 incoming class.

Faculty (2016–17)
  • Total: 183
  • Full-time: 91 (female faculty 66%; faculty of color 34%; terminal degree 90%)
  • Part-time: 92 (female faculty 72%; faculty of color 40%; terminal degree 63%)
Class Size (2016–17)
  • Average class size: 16
  • Class enrollments of 20 or fewer students: 74%
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Majors (2016–17)

The top 5 undergraduate majors:

  • English
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Studio Art
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2016–17)
  • Full-time tuition: $44,322
  • Student activity fee: $150
  • AC Transit fee: $121
  • Campus comprehensive fee: $1,042
  • Room and board: $13,528
Undergraduate Financial Aid (2016–17)
  • 92% of all undergraduate students received financial aid
  • 90% received some portion of their aid directly from Mills
  • Average award: $42,096
  • Total aid: $31.7 million of which Mills funded $19.7 million


Hours

Monday–Friday
8:30 am–5:00 pm

President's Open
Office Hours


Contact Information

Mills Hall 109

P: 510.430.2094
F: 510.430.2256
E: president@mills.edu

Last Updated: 10/28/11