Mills College


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Founded in 1852 as the Young Ladies' Seminary in Benicia, Mills College has been located at its current 135-acre campus in Oakland, California, since 1871. The school has earned many accolades for its value and academic quality, and it typically ranks among the top women's colleges in the country. The school also gets high marks for its environmental efforts. Mills college has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 16. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, the school was awarded a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Child Development, English, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1476
Total Grad Students: 519
Undergraduate Students: 957
Faculty: 90

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

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Percent Female: 100%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland California 94613


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 660
Math 520 620
Writing 520 630

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 57%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -57%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1430

Other Expenses: 2000

Room and Board: 11306

Tuition and Fees: 39264

Total Cost: 54000

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7635

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 71%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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