Mills College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Mills College
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Mills College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Mills College are largely open; in 2015, the school admitted around three-quarters of those who applied. Students with grades and test scores above average have a good chance of being admitted. If your SAT or ACT scores fall within the ranges listed below, you are on track for admission to Mills. Along with an application, interested students will need to submit scores from either the SAT or the ACT, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay.

For more information about applying, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office for assistance.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Mills College Description:

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.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,397 (859 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 0% Male / 100% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,635
  • Books: $1,514 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,528
  • Other Expenses: $2,020
  • Total Cost: $62,697

Mills College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,655
    • Loans: $6,753

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Child Development, English, Political Science, Psychology

        Graduation and Retention Rates:

        • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
        • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
        • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

        Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

        • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Cross Country, Rowing

        Data Source:

        National Center for Educational Statistics

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