Menlo College

1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA

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Menlo College is a nonprofit private school that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Atherton, California, in a predominately suburban area. The school's limited space in terms of enrollment, about 650 students, offers students a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and ease of access to professors.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 19 - 24 on the ACT or 1285 - 1585 on the SAT are required to greatly increase the chance of acceptance. This school has an acceptance rate of around 38% of which only 10% decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $39,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending Menlo College. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements.

The Menlo College "Oaks" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Menlo College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Menlo College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading432 - 532
SAT ® Math450 - 565
SAT ® Writing425 - 513
SAT ® Total Score1307 - 1610

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 24
ACT ® Math18 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances for admission at Menlo College.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants4,100
Granted Admissions1,519 (37%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled139 (9%)

Student Enrollment

Menlo College has a total student population of about 710.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $36,000-$43,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,500 to $1,800 per unit
  • The estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is around $14,000, which includes nineteen meals provided per week

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$21,052
Receiving Student Loans65%$6,382

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 10%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Menlo College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Menlo College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 34%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years25%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Menlo College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (California Pacific Conference)
  • Basketball (California Pacific Conference)
  • Football (Other)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Psychology

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Contact Information

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Financial Aid Office

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