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Study at Mills College

The campus of Mills College is in Oakland, California. which is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Mills College include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Mills College is known for its programs in music, art studies, drama and performing arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Mills College Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 610.

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Mills College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Mills College had 1, 446 students enrolled (1, 360 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Mills College. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Mills College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Pacific-10 Conference.

Mills College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts156creative writing, English, political science, history, English literature, international relations, economics, social studies, . . .
Education and Teaching45educational administration, education courses, teacher ed, early childhood education, early childhood special ed, art education, secondary teaching
Business and Management34managerial economics
Music29various music studies, music, music theory and composition, music performance
Therapy and Counselling18psychology
Art Studies18art studies
Science16biology, chemistry, biopsychology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology
Drama and Performing Arts12dance, drama
Computer Science and Engineering8computer support, computer and info science
Family and Social Work8public policy analysis, child development
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science, environmental studies
Photography and Commercial Art5multimedia
Fine Arts5art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Media0mass communication
Contact: Mills CollegeMills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd

Oakland, California 94613

General Phone: (510) 430-2255


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