Menlo College (Menlo)

1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA

Campus image of Menlo College

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 predominantly 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 accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Menlo College has a total student population of about 790. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 19% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

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 is estimated to range between $38,000-$46,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
  • The estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is around $15,000, 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 Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$23,246
Receiving Student Loans59%$8,125
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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 41%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years28%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
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 (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Menlo College by clicking the request information to the right.

(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


    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Menlo College for official up-to-date information.

    Contact Information

    General Contact

    Admissions Office

    Financial Aid Office

    School Map