Menlo College

Menlo College

Menlo College, popularly referred to as Menlo, is located in the Silicon Valley town of Atherton, California. The college was founded in 1927 and now occupies a 45 acre campus 25 miles southeast of San Francisco. The Princeton Review has named Menlo as the best college in the West among 123 institutions.

The college originated as the Menlo School for boys which grew to include a junior college. Over the years, the college added to its programs and now offers bachelor's degrees in finance, accounting, management real estate and psychology.

The athletic teams of Menlo are nicknamed the Oaks. Alpha Chi, the Menlo Contenders club, the Menlo College Ski & Snowboarding Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Menlo War Gaming Club are some of the clubs and student organizations on the campus. Notable alumni include Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud of Saudi Arabia, Nate Jackson (former NFL Player for the Denver Broncos) and Julian Harris (NCAA Division III All-American).

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Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton , CA 94027-4301
General Phone: (800) 556-3656

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Menlo College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management94business management
Liberal Arts25liberal arts and humanities
Media21mass communication

Number of programs and degrees for Menlo College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1403

Menlo College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Menlo College had a total enrollment of 680 students (660 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 69%
Women 31%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 7%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 28%
20-21 34%
22-24 23%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)14%
New Mexico1%
New York1%

Menlo College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %

Menlo College Room and Board (2007)

Menlo College offers campus housing for 409 of its 660 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Atherton, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Menlo College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math420550
SAT Writing420520
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Menlo College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,900
Room and board $ 11,000
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 2,970

Financial Aid:
Menlo College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 123600)

Menlo College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1411

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$78,6173$77,633
Associate professoracademic year4$55,2293$93,360
Assistant professoracademic year5$52,9412*
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year14$59,41111$67,180

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Menlo College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northwest Conference
Basketball California Pacific Conference
Baseball Division III Independents
Track California Pacific Conference

Menlo College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Menlo College Highlights

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What Sets Menlo College Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in media
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 5%Menlo College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 8%Menlo College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Male % of student body
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Top 13%Menlo College Male % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 16%Menlo College Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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