Mills College

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Mills College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Oakland, CA, a predominately urban area. Mills College has an enrollment of around a thousand students.

Most of the students accepted into Mills College had an SAT score in the range of 1005 - 1290, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 19 - 29. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Mills College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.57. Approximately 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at Mills College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 17 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mills College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mills College was reported as 75.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,060 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 29
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Mills College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Mills College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mills College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.4%
  • 2017-2018: 87.1%
  • 2018-2019: 85.5%
  • 2019-2020: 75.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.1%

How Does Mills College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mills College is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Holy Names University63.3%
Saint Marys College of California81.0%
California College of the Arts85.0%
San Francisco Art Institute90.3%
San Francisco Conservatory of Music47.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mills College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading505 - 675
Math500 - 615
Total Score1005 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 32
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 29
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