Menlo, founded in 1927, is a private, multipurpose college. Its 62-acre campus is located in Atherton, 30 miles south of San Francisco.

Website: www.menlo.edu/

Private
Co-ed
777
Undergraduate
Students
(44.9%) 349 Women
(55.1%) 428 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 2,195 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,025
Tuition and Fees
$42,800
Room and Board
$14,225
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$27,990
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,943
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
30
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Atherton Population
7,191
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Oaks
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.3% Asian
6.9% Black/African-American
26.6% Hispanic/Latino
10.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.2% White
11.7% Unknown
International Students
14.3% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1000 El Camino Real
City, State, Zip
Atherton, CA 94027-4301
Phone
(650) 543-3753
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@menlo.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 2,195 applicants were admitted
Women
39% of 1,156 applicants were admitted
Men
43% of 1,039 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
250 (28%) of 897 admitted students enrolled
Women
115 (25%) of 453 admitted students enrolled
Men
135 (30%) of 444 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
38%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,025
Tuition and Fees
$42,800
Room and Board
$14,225
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001236
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
156 (68.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
136 (87.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
136 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
13 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$27,990
Need-Based Gift
Received by 136 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,873
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 123 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,447
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 12 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
59 (26.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,330

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
522 (69.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
478 (91.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
475 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$28,874
Need-Based Gift
Received by 473 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,073
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 419 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,428
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 46 (9.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
168 (22.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,737

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,943
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
735
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,024
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
30
Part-Time Faculty
71
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
20-29 students: 100% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
64,837
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
220
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Atherton Population
7,191
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Campus Size
45 acres

Weather

Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Atherton
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Oaks
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Wrestling x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
student newspaper, international club, student government, serv, finance club, hawaiian club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
777
Women
349 (44.9%)
Men
428 (55.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
758
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.3% Asian
6.9% Black/African-American
26.6% Hispanic/Latino
10.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.2% White
11.7% Unknown
International Students.
14.3% from 35 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Average Starting Salary
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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