About Menlo College

Founded in 1927, Menlo College. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 790 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Menlo College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 30 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Menlo College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate40%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range872-1130
ACT Range18-26

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Menlo College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    19 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    17 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    22 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    25 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    25 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 84 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    25 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    25 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    25 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

Menlo College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Menlo College?

11 Students rated Menlo College

Zaire - 06/16/2020

I love it. I have so many great friends and so much support there. The teachers and administrators always do their best to help you out and make sure everything is running smoothly. Im currently on the wrestling team and Menlo makes sure the everyones a family. Menlo is a great environment.

Jumar - 05/16/2020

My overall opinion about Menlo college is that they for sure changed and updated the campus from when I first attended. They have excelled more in our specific "major" experiences, which is a plus. However just like anything other college they do have to change and fix a few things. Will not go into to much detail but for sure some staffing, policy changes, as well as academic fee's, but again my experience has been good but it could've of always been better. Thank-you, Menlo college.

Celina - 03/13/2020

Menlo is a very diverse and welcoming school. Almost all of the professors are really awesome and want their students to pass their classes. My accounting professor has a FaceTime set up that I can call anytime of the day if I have any questions. Every professor at Menlo has office hours, so you can meet with them if needed! There is always the option of the writing center, which consists of professors and peer students. You can schedule a meeting with them and they will help you with your papers and essays! And all of that for free! I really love the community of Menlo, since the school is so small, Menlo really feels like a second family to me!

Jadalee - 01/07/2020

Menlo College is a small private school which is great for students who enjoy a concentrated learning environment. Students get to know their professors well and vice versa. Since Menlo College is a small private school, faculty create an activity night at least once a week free and available to all students like Tavern night and Monday night snacks.

Menlo College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Menlo College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Menlo College is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Most importantly, if I could go back in tme and talk to myself about college, I would say to not stress so much about the application process! I took AP classes, studied for the ACT and SAT and made sure I turned in my apps super early. Looking back now, I realize that whatever decisions I felt like I could have or should have made, what classes or activities I should have done or been more active in, I ended up in the right place. High school students are pressured so much these days by counselors, teachers, parents, friends etc. to "choose the right school" because that will be your whole future. It doesn't matter what school one ends up at, what matters is how well you do when you get there. If one is a good student, focused organzed and did well in high school, one will be a good college student too. Menlo College was not my first choice and I ended up here by a twist of fate. It has worked out well for me and the "everything happens for a reason" mentality rang true in my situation and it will for others too.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The class size. It is not rare to see classes with ten students. Professors get to form a connection with the students.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The typical Menlo College student is young, goal oriented and athletic. Being an athlete is not necessary, but our athletic department makes up almost 60{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of Menlo College's concentration. If a student is interested in graduating quickly and starting a career as soon as he/she graduates, Menlo College is the school to attend. Menlo College is also a tight-knit community, so the student should be looking to make close relationships with his/her fellow classmates,, professors, and staff.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing I believe about Menlo College is either how expensive it is or the limited major choices.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Menlo College is a very small, business-oriented school with a friendly community.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very friendly, inspiring, smart, movtivating, and have goals that i can relate to.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Menlo College is best known for its business program. A variety of high profile business entrepreneurs have graced the presence of our school. We are also known for our sports programs because we have thirteen sports with only seven hundred students, creating an atmosphere where a good majority of the students are student-athletes.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is unique becuase it is in the center of silicon valley and we get to see what businesses are succeeding and how they are doing it. We are an all business school so the college is able to focus strictly on one major and make the classes great.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    If I could go back and give myself advice as a high school senior about college, I would tell myself that the most important thing about college is to be thoroughly organized, systematic, keep on top of your academics, pay attention to details, and observe carefully what your professors expect and give it to them as best as you can. Most of all, take care of your health, get physical exercise, participate and believe in yourself. Last but not least, I would say to enjoy my college experience!

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I would say any student that would perfer a larger school should not come to Menlo. Plus you have to check the majors offered, because limited majors are offered.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That my classes are less than two minutes away from my dormroom and I my diet consists of healthy organic locally grown foods. This makes living and going to Menlo College very satisfying.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating part about Menlo would have to be the cost of tuition constantly increasing, and the increase of money being given is not keeping up.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are average. Some classes are really difficult whereas others are more on the easy side. If you put in the time and effort you can pass all your classes and learn a lot. If you are a psychology student, the best and most difficult professor to take is Dr. Hager. For Accounting, Professor Little is known to help many students find and achieve their accounting goals. Because classes are usually small, class participation is expected in the majority of classes. The biggest class I have taken was no more than 35 students and the smallest was 4.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Menlo College is a small and unified community that helps to provide a good education and amazing opportunities for business and psychology students. Everybody knows everybody. It is a place where professors give you their cell phone numbers and tell you to call them if you need help or have any questions. Menlo is surrounded by big cities, but nestled in the safe environment and one of the richest zip codes in the country, Atherton, CA. As for dorm life and student activities, the RAs and Student Union provide many different activities throughout the year. If you are looking for a small college that can help you get into the business world in Silicon Valley, look no further.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The typical stereotype is that Menlo contains a lot of jocks, aka dumb athletes. However, that is not true. Even though half of Menlo students are athletes, they are not dumb. Some are not as intelligent as other students similar to the population in real life. But many are extremely smart and know how to be good student athletes.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Menlo College receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 64% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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