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Menlo College (International Students)

  • 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


International Students Proudly Make Up Almost One-Fifth of the Menlo Population

International students comprise almost 15 percent of the total student body .Total cost of attendance for most international students usually approaches $54,000 per year, which includes tuition, room and board, travel, books, and miscellaneous expenses. Partial international scholarships are offered to students with a record of academic achievement.

IELTS or TOEFL is required for all international applicants unless medium of instruction in high school is English. In which case students students may submit SAT, ACT, or Cambridge (A-level or As level) exams.

Such Degree Programs as Business Management Are Joined by New Ones

The vast majority of the undergraduate population at Menlo College pursuedegree programs focused on management, followed by those who are undeclared majors, then those who pursue a liberal arts psychology degree.

While Menlo offers fields of study, such as accounting, marketing, and finance for those seeking BA and BS degrees, the college continues to develop new fields to connect with today's rapidly changing business environment and markets, e.g. real estate, entrepreneurship, and management information systems.

Notable Faculty Members Are an Integral Part of the Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio Maintained at Menlo College

With a student-to-professor ratio of only 14:1, Menlo strives to sustain its intimate hands-on environment in order to support individual needs of its enrolled students. To encourage this dynamic, Menlo College has enlisted many notable faculty members. as well as notable alumni including Saudi Arabian Prince, Al-Waleed bin Talal; and Bud Adams, owner of the Tennessee Titans.

Menlo Offers a Great Variety of Clubs, Organizations, and Sporting Opportunities for All of Its Undergraduate Students

Many clubs and organizations are available to students enrolled at Menlo. These student groups raise student morale, as well as introduce those who may not otherwise meet but who share similar interests. Organizations include the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Club Asia, the Entrepreneur Club, the Menlo Music Club, the Photography Club, Football Club, the Horror Film Club, Women's Club, the Student Government Association, and the Investment Club.

A large percentage of the student body at Menlo actively participates in sports, athletic organizations, and teams. Men's NAIA division sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, and wrestling. Women's division sports include: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling. Menlo also offers coed competitive cheerleading.

Housing for International Students

Secure housing is available for international students. There are five residential halls: El Camino Hall, Howard Hall, Kratt Hall, Michaels Hall, and O'Brien Hall.All of these living spaces come equipped with furnishings. Most housing is shared, with a small number of single rooms available.

Menlo College's Small Town Environment near San Francisco Allows Students the Best of Both Worlds on Campus and off

Menlo College of Business in Atherton, California is nestled in the heart of world-famous Silicon Valley, home to technology leaders, breakthrough firms, and futuristic industries. Located between San Francisco and San Jose on nearly 45 acres of wooded estate land, Menlo is in a small suburban town populated by just 7,000 local residents, but is one of the wealthiest in the U.S.

Menlo has been a private, non-profit, four-year accredited college since the founding of the School of Business over 50 years ago. It has been a co-educational facility for nearly 40 years now.

The San Francisco Bay Area has many fun attractions to visit and world-class restaurants to enjoy. Nearby San Francisco has everything to do from buying new music on famous Haight and Ashbury Streets to visiting the highest point of Telegraph Hill in Coit Tower to a stroll across the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Nearby San Jose offers professional soccer, ice hockey, concerts and festivals year-round. Convenient for students, downtown Menlo Park offers shops and restaurants that are walking distance.

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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