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Mills College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Mills College

Mills College

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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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,545 (949 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 0% Male / 100% Female
  • 94% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,080
  • Books: $1,430 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,580
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $55,090

Mills College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,571
    • Loans: $7,796

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Child Development, English, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Mills College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.mills.edu/about/mission_and_history.php

"Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society.

Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity.

Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women's education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth."

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