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  • Atherton, CA
  • Private
  • Small
  • 38%62%
    student ratio
  • 713
    total students
  • $36,900 | $36,900
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 40%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 500
    sat math
  • 470
    sat reading
  • 480
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite


Menlo College Has a Long History and an Innovative New Model for Business Education

Menlo College is known as one of the premier business schools of Silicon Valley. The college distinguishes itself by providing a business education with a liberal arts foundation, ensuring that graduates receive a well-rounded education. Menlo College was founded in 1927 as an all-men's college. It expanded in 1948 when it established the School of Business Administration in the wake of Stanford University's discontinued undergraduate business program. By 1986, Menlo had developed full four-year programs in Letters and Sciences and had become a coeducational institution. Reorganization of the college began again in 1994, and by 2008 Menlo College re-established itself as a unique business college.

Silicon Valley's Importance to Business and Technology Opens Doors for Menlo Students

Menlo College's location makes it uniquely suited to provide the nation's best in business education. Silicon Valley is one of the most entrepreneurial and innovative areas in the country, and its importance in the world of business and technology is well known. Menlo is situated in the heart of this area, about midway between San Francisco and San Jose, and gives students easy access to internships and work experience during their time at the college. The area also provides a multitude of career opportunities close at hand after graduation. By focusing on business education and long-term planning, Menlo College helps students gain the advantage they need to enter into the business world in any economic climate. In addition, the San Francisco Bay area is one of the nation's most desirable places to live, with an excellent climate, culture, and renowned diversity.

A Small, Diverse Student Body and Vast Alumni Network Make Menlo College a Place for Making Connections

Developing connections is crucial for any student interested in achieving entrepreneurial or business success. Menlo College helps students foster the relationships and build the networks that will see them through to the achievement of their goals. The school's successful alumni base is dedicated to helping current students and recent graduates in every area of the country and around the world. With a maximum student body of 750 undergraduates, most of whom live on campus, Menlo students get to know one another and build friendships and acquaintanceships that give them a professional and personal advantage. With international students comprising 15 percent of the student body and representing twenty-seven countries, Menlo's students expand their horizons as they attend classes and work alongside individuals from every background and from every corner of the world.

With Twelve Bachelor's Programs Plus Specialized Degree Programs, Menlo Students Can Study What They Really Want

Within its business-oriented environment, Menlo College allows students to focus on one of many available areas of specialization. B.S. and B.A. degrees are available in fields of accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international management, management, management information systems, marketing, marketing communications, psychology, real estate, and sports management.

Individualized programs of study are available and let students develop curricula that suit their personal needs and interests and result in a B.S. or B.A. upon graduation. The college offers the Professional Studies Program for working adults, and offers other flexible study options that can be tailored to individual requirements.

Student Life Outside the Classroom Contributes to the Advantage Earned by Menlo Grads

Within the context of a rigorous, liberal arts-based business education, Menlo students are intellectually prepared for success. The Menlo College experience extends well beyond the classroom, including mandatory internships and a long list of ways in which students can get involved. Many of Menlo's students participate in NAIA sports programs, and there are a variety of club opportunities available. Student clubs and organizations are, as would be expected, some of the most innovative available. Students can participate in anything from the Investment and Rotaract Clubs to clubs like the Hawai'i Club, Horror Film Club, Surf Club and Yoga Club. Becoming involved with other students and collaborating to bring innovative ideas to fruition helps students develop the interpersonal and leadership skills that they will take with them into the working world.

Accomplished, Knowledgeable Faculty Members Help Students Prepare and Develop Plans for the Future

The faculty members at Menlo College are dedicated to helping students achieve their potential as creators, innovators, and leaders in today's global environment. Professors are eminent in their chosen fields, and a low student-faculty ratio ensures that students receive personal attention and guidance from these accomplished individuals. Faculty members display a commitment to developing graduates into well-rounded individuals who have the capacity to think critically, communicate strategically, and work as both team players and leaders. 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.

Location & Contact

1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301

Jadelin Felipe

Director, Enrollment Management Operations

Phone: 650-543-3918
Fax: 650-543-4496

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management and Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,752
    • Accepted1,519
    • Acceptance Rate40%
    • Enrolled713
    • Female Applicants2,040
    • Females Accepted738
    • Female Acceptance Rate36%
    • Male Applicants1,712
    • Males Accepted781
    • Male Acceptance Rate45%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.20
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 470 432 532
    • SAT Math 500 450 565
    • SAT Writing 480 425 513
    • ACT Composite 20 19 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$36,900
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,900
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$620.00
    • Room and board *$12,260.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students713
    • Male Student Percentage62%
    • Female Student Percentage38%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino21.04%
    • Black or African American5.33%
    • White or Caucasian35.2%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.42%
    • Asian7.01%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1.96%
    • Two or more races7.99%
    • Unknown7.57%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout13.46% representing 31 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students16% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 61%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations International Club, Student Government, SERV, Finance Club, Hawaiian Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division X Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football No Division X Yes
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Soccer No Division X Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
    • Wrestling No Division X Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Soccer No Division X Yes
    • Softball No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball No Division X Yes
    • Wrestling No Division X Yes


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty88
    • Full-time Percentage36%
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 707 students to 51 faculty




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