Mills College Graduate Program Reviews

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83%
of students recommend
(3.83 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 24 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 1,397 (859 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 21% part-time, 79% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $32,738
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2019

The Mills College Graduate Program in Public Policy would provide the opportunity for formal training to improve my skills to be a better public servant. I believe the best way to affect positive change in our community is through good, well-founded public policy. I hope to continue working with policymakers, and through this program gain the ability to provide better advice and counsel. A graduate degree in public policy from Mills College will elevate me to a whole new level of understanding. The only reason I am where I am is because someone sacrificed to provide opportunities for me. My forbears set public policy that allowed my family and me to move up the socioeconomic ladder, though there are still significant barriers to upward mobility that are entrenched in our practices. There is more work to be done. I want to ensure that those opportunities are protected and expanded to allow others (and future generations) to have the same possibilities my family had. I believe receiving an education from the Mills College Graduate Program in Public Policy will help me further this goal.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Mills College provided an excellent education and I truly enjoyed my time in the Master's of Ed program. The professors truly care about students and are engaging. The cohort structure of the program provides a built-in support system. Mills' reputation is well-known in the SF Bay Area, which helps post-graduation when you're applying to jobs. I also feel that I was incredibly well-prepared for my job.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is very interesting, the classes are challenging without being overwhelming, and the teachers are AMAZING. I'm in my first year, so I'll have more comments about career support in the years to come, but alums have been very positive about it. The school recently began offering winter and summer intersession courses, which is wonderful! My only real challenges have been financial - being located in the SF Bay Area, housing is expensive, and the financial aid really has left me with a large out of pocket cost. I'm hoping to get scholarship to help cover this, but that's still up in the air. I may be stuck with loans to make this work...
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: The most amazing learning materials and scholars. They inspire you to do more than just teaching. You will guarantee to receive a job after graduation. We fight for equity every single day. Continue to reflect as educators and learn from all disciplines. Cons: There is a lack of diversity in the program. There should be more financial support for students who are planning to work in a low-income community. Unorganized when it comes to classes and what you need to be successful. I didn't receive much help with PACT.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Mills College has one of the best business school programs. They are rigorous and focus on developing managers who can analyze problems based on real data. The economics department is outstanding. The student body is ethnically and age-diverse, with many high-achieving students from a wide range of backgrounds. Add to that a focus in social justice and sustainability and you have the best business and public policy school in the Bay Area. Coming to Mills for my MBA was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program with lots of support. Teachers are committed and passionate about the topics that they teach.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Mills offers a lot of opportunities; however, as a part-time student, full-time employee it can be hard for me to be able to access all those opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Mills is a wonderful community, and a great school where you get the opportunity to study with legendary artists, composers, and performers.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, I am impressed by the level of comfort the students have with the entire campus. They have created a network of their own, the classes are taught by excellent professors, and I have yet to sense any form of competitiveness within the classrooms. A truly liberal arts college experience.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the Mills MBA. The program is filled with bright students who are eager to make a positive impact on the world. I chose Mills because of their focus on socially responsible business - something you won't find at many business schools. The faculty is all amazing; smart and passionate about teaching. Everyone is so accessible - how many first year students are on a first name basis with their Dean? Mills is a truly unique place.
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