About Mills College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Mills College cost?

Mills College Cost of Attendance
In-state $45,635
Out-of-state $45,635
On-Campus Room and Board $13,528
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,970
Average Annual Cost $27,647
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

Mills College Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 100% $28,804
Federal Grants 39% $5,337
Pell grants 39% $4,506
Other federal grants 24% $956
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 37% $8,517
Institutional grants or scholarships 99% $27,514
Student loan aid 68% $6,127
Federal student loans 68% $7,598
Other student loans 5% $9,042

Mills College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 129 Up to $600
Attend a summer program 110 Up to $4,500
Visit a college campus 244 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 265 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 237 Up to $1,000
Take a foreign language class 142 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 180 Up to $750
Do community service 239 Up to $75
Have work experience 108 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Mills College Admissions

What is Mills College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 58% of applicants
SAT Reading 485-640
SAT Math 440-593
SAT Writing 530-650
ACT Submissions 23% of applicants
Composite Score 23-29

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Mills College Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 917
Living on campus
Transfer Students 37%
Under Age 25 27%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Mills College Graduation Success


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About Mills College

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. With a total student body of about 1,350, the Mills campus provides an intimate environment dedicated to intellectual discovery.


5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify