Mills College

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Liberal arts and sciences college located in Oakland

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About Mills College

According to Wikipedia, Mills College is a private women's liberal arts college in Oakland, California. Mills is an undergraduate women's college for women and gender non-binary students with graduate programs for students of all genders. Mills was founded as the Young Ladies Seminary in 1852 in Benicia, California; it was relocated to Oakland in 1871, and became the first women's college west of the Rockies. In 2014, Mills became the first single-sex college in the U.S. to adopt an admission policy explicitly welcoming transgender students.

Mills College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
824 91% 65% 1147 24

How Much Does Mills College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $15,749
30K - 48K $19,300
48K - 75K $21,661
75K - 110K $28,218
110K+ $37,257

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Mills College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Mills College, then you can expect to earn an average of $49,500 per year. You also have a 83% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Mills College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
1,012 658 354

Where is Mills College?

Mills College is located at 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94613

How Safe is Mills College?

Oakland has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Mills College Known For?

Mills College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Mills College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Mills College's Most Influential Alumni?

Mills College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Sociology, Literature, and History. Here are some of Mills College's most famous alumni:

Trisha Brown
Trisha Brown
An Artist .
Diana L. Paxson
Diana L. Paxson
An American neopagan and fantasy writer.
Ananya Roy
An Indian academic.
Beate Sirota Gordon
Beate Sirota Gordon
An Austrian-born performing arts producer and women's rights activist.
Steve Reich
An American composer.
Nathan Oliveira
Nathan Oliveira
An American artist .
April Glaspie
An American diplomat.
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
An American jazz pianist and composer.
Françoise Aron Ulam
An Editor and.
Jade Snow Wong
An American author and ceramicist.
Jennifer Bartlett
Jennifer Bartlett
An American artist.
Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson
An American interdisciplinary artist and musician.