Menlo College

Menlo College

Atherton, CA
student ratio
total students
$38,100 | $38,100
in-state | out-of-state tuition
April 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Menlo College's Rankings Define a Premier Business Education

Menlo College is one of the premier undergraduate business schools of Silicon Valley, as recognized by AACSB accreditation -- a distinction held by less than five percent of the world's business schools. Princeton Review ranks the College as a "Best in the West." US News & World Report selected the College as a "Best Regional College" and placed Menlo in the top tier of schools in the Regional Colleges category.

Located in Silicon Valley, the Hub of Technology

Menlo College's location in the San Francisco Bay Area makes it uniquely suited to provide the nation's best in business education. Menlo is situated in the heart of this region, about midway between San Francisco and San Jose, in Silicon Valley. It 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. The area is one of the nation's most desirable places to live, with an excellent climate, culture, and renowned diversity.

Required Internships Lead to Job Placement

The academically rigorous education at Menlo College is partnered with an internship program focused on helping students explore a career path and learn how to market their personal brand. The internship is a tremendous opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to real-world settings and gain a competitive advantage in job interviews and graduate school applications.

- 100% of the business students are required to complete internships

- 100% of the students have the advantage of 1:1 career advising with the internship director and seasoned faculty

- 90% of the 2013 class found jobs upon graduation, many of which were secured through the internship experience

Menlo College students are in the right spot to get a job at some of the greatest companies in the world (Apple, Facebook, Google, eBay), or be a part of a start-up company that might just be the next big thing.

Can I Afford to Attend Menlo College?

We work hard to keep Menlo affordable. 93% of Menlo students receive financial aid, and they are often able to get verification of it in Menlo College's some form of financial assistance. We offer both merit-based scholarships and need-based aid to help make a Menlo education a reality.

Scholarship awards are based on your academic GPA and your entering status at Menlo College, and are renewable for up to 4 years. The many scholarship opportunities available through the College include the following.

-$17,000 President's Scholarship

-$15,000 Deans Scholarship

-$13,000 Leadership Scholarship

Menlo also maintains an institutional grant program to fund need-based awards, and athletic scholarships that recognize talent. Other sources of financial support that may be available to Menlo College students include Cal Grant awards for California residents, Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), and support through the work-student program.

Our Staff Can Help You

Because of our small size, our staff will thoroughly review the availability of financial aid with each student on an individual basis. You must be fully admitted to Menlo before your financial aid can be completely processed. Once admitted, domestic students need to complete the free application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based awards. Learn more about the various types of aid available.

Personalized Approach to Academic Rigor

Now at campus capacity, Menlo College will not over-enroll. The small environment is the perfect setting for a personalized education by stellar faculty.

- 14:1 student faculty ratio

- Every student has an academic advisor

- 1:1 faculty or peer tutoring available

Small Student Body Connects with a Vast Alumni Network

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.

Alumni such as John Pritzker `76, CEO of Geolo Capital, and veteran of the hospitality industry, Nate Jackson '01, NFL Veteran/Author, Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center, and Michael Tomars '87, Branch Chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission share their perspective with students at campus events.

With a maximum student body of 750 undergraduates who mostly 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 17 percent of the student body and representing thirty 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.

Twelve Bachelor's Programs in Business and Psychology

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 also available that 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.

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

Fully half of Menlo's students participate in inter-collegiate sports programs. 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.

Location & Contact

1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301

Priscila Priscila

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management

Phone: 650-543-3786
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.


45% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,935
    • Accepted1,773
    • Acceptance Rate45%
    • Enrolled772
    • Female Applicants2,151
    • Females Accepted928
    • Female Acceptance Rate43%
    • Male Applicants1,784
    • Males Accepted845
    • Male Acceptance Rate47%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$40
    • 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 April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen April 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 491 440 535
    • SAT Math 504 458 560
    • SAT Writing 488 448 528
    • ACT Composite 21 19 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$38,100
    • Out-of-state tuition *$38,100
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$650
    • Room and board *$12,630
    • 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 Students772
    • Male Student Percentage60%
    • Female Student Percentage40%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino20.6%
    • Black or African American7.25%
    • White or Caucasian33.68%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.78%
    • Asian7.12%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2.33%
    • Two or more races7.51%
    • Unknown7.38%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout13.34% representing 33 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students17% 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 60%
  • 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 No
  • 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
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
    • Wrestling No Yes Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball No Yes Yes
    • Volleyball No Yes Yes
    • Wrestling No Yes Yes


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty101
    • Full-time Percentage28%
    • Part-time Percentage72%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 772 students to 101 faculty