Menlo College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Menlo College Admissions Overview:

Menlo College has an acceptance rate of 41%, which makes it a generally selective school. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, a personal statement, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and scores from the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

Menlo College Description:

Menlo College is a private, liberal arts-based business college located in Atherton, California. The 45-acre campus is situated in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, 25 miles east of San Francisco and 20 miles northwest of San Jose. Academically, Menlo has a student faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and offers 13 undergraduate programs of study within the field of business and management, including an individualized option within the management major for students with highly focused career goals. The most popular majors are management and marketing communications. Menlo students are actively involved in a variety of extracurricular activities on campus, including over 40 student clubs and organizations, and nearly half of the student body is involved in intercollegiate athletics. The Menlo Oaks compete in the NAIA California Pacific Conference in 15 men’s and women’s sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 790 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,950
  • Books: $1,791 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,150
  • Other Expenses: $3,250
  • Total Cost: $58,141

Menlo College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,355
    • Loans: $7,299

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Individualized Major, Marketing Communications

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Menlo College Mission Statement:

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"Menlo College's mission is to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."

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