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Menlo College
Atherton, CA
Menlo, founded in 1927, is a private, multipurpose college. Its 62-acre campus is located in Atherton, 30 miles south of San Francisco.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 777
   Women 349 (44.9%)
   Men 428 (55.1%)
Graduate Students Not reported
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 Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $58,059
  Tuition and Fees $39,950
  Room and Board $13,150
Average Percent of Need Met 64%
Average Freshman Award $27,990
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 29
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
Atherton Population 7,191
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Oaks
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