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Oakland, California

Mills College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Mills College

Mills College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.5%
Admission Difficulty for Mills College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Mills College and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #96 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 858 out of 1,003 applicants were admitted making Mills College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Mills College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Mills College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
37%
SAT Scores for Mills College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Mills College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mills College?

Mills College typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #42 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mills College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >91%
1125 to 1240 Avg + 86%-91%
1010 to 1125 Avg - 78%-86%
895 to 1010 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 895 Low <68%
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Mills College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for Mills College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Mills College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mills College?

Admission data indicates that Mills College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mills College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mills College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >91%
25 to 29 Avg + 86%-91%
21 to 25 Avg - 78%-86%
17 to 21 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 17 Low <68%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.64
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Mills College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mills College was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.64 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mills College accepts 86% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Mills College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 999 4 1,003
Accepted 856 2 858
Acceptance Rate 86% 50% 86%
Enrolled 158 2 160
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 100% 19%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mills College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mills College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mills College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=118888 IPEDS survey data for Mills College.

Frequently Asked Questions

37% of students submit their SAT scores to Mills College. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Mills College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1240. 37% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.