Menlo College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Menlo College  

Menlo College is a private, liberal arts college situated in Atherton, California. The institution has a large selection of 13 undergraduate degree programs for students to choose from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s over 40 clubs and organizations. The Menlo Oaks play in the NAIA California Pacific Conference in 15 men’s and women’s sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 775 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male/43% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,800
  • Books: $550
  • Room and Board: $14,225
  • Other Expenses: $2,743
  • Total Cost: $60,318

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,414
    • Loans: $6,849

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Individualized Major, Marketing Communications

Retention and Graduation

  • First-YearStudent Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 1%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer Basketball

Overview of Menlo College Admissions

Menlo College has an acceptance rate of 45%, which makes it a  selective school. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Menlo College Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 456/570
    • SAT Math: 460/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/23
    • ACT English: 17/23
    • ACT Math: 17/22

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Menlo College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Menlo College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Menlo College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Menlo College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to Menlo College

Application Deadline: April 1

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