#17 Best Private Colleges in California

Mills College

Oakland, California

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Student Population
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Location Oakland, California
Online mills.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Oakland, California, Mills College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 1,064 prospective students applied, and 807 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 137 enrolled in the school.  1,072 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 185 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $29,340 plus fees of $1,537. Mills College is ranked 203 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Mills College is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1005/1290
ACT 19/29
GPA 3.64
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Mills College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,611
Other Fees$1,537
Room and Board $13,883
Budget for Other Expenses$2,468
Total One Year Cost$48,839

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mills College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 17%
English and Literature 16%
Psychology 11%
Ethnic Studies 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=118888 IPEDS survey data for Mills College.

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