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 1560 - 1870, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 23 - 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Mills College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.57. Approximately 70 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Mills College was reported as 68.0% in Fall 2013 with over 1,830 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

  • SAT Scores: 1560 - 1870
  • ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Mills College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Mills College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mills College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.7%
  • 2010-2011: 57.3%
  • 2011-2012: 57.0%
  • 2012-2013: 62.6%
  • 2013-2014: 68.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.6%

How Does Mills College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mills College is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Holy Names University56.7%
Saint Marys College of California69.5%
California College of the Arts81.6%
San Francisco Art Institute82.7%
San Francisco Conservatory of Music39.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mills College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math500 - 610
Writing520 - 620
Total Score1560 - 1870
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score23 - 28
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