B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Menlo College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Independent Far West Region
Address
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
Website
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Menlo College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
872-1130
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$29,439/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,023/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,034/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,821/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,515/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,779/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
95%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
761Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Sociable
    44%
  • Fake
    19%
  • Innovative
    19%
  • Determined
    13%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    44%
  • Makes you feel like home.
    25%
  • Lacking integrity
    19%
  • Disorganized
    6%
  • Family
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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Menlo College provides an experience compiled of new and challenging experiences. Students are allowed to thrive through versatile learning approaches. Both faculty and professors alike, encourage all students to perform to fullest capabilities. Professors enhance critical thinking and strategic methods by incorporating group work and presentations to allow students access of speaking up. All students have opportunities to get involved with the school, local community, actively engage with athletics and arts, alongside pursuit in expanding business connections on a global level. Innovation at Menlo College expands on solving social and economic issues. Menlo College also provides the necessary tools toward achieving personalized success. The possibilities are endless!
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Menlo is home. No one loves being at home every second of the day and of course you can get tired of it and want to leave sometimes, but it is ultimately your safe space. That is Menlo. Here, you can mold your college experience into whatever you want. There is no other place that you can have coffee with your professor, play in a sports game, go cheer on fellow athletes, go to class, eat in your buffet, print your 10 page paper (for free), and then go to SF for the night all in one day! It just doesn't happen. I know it is cheesy, but you are a name and not a number at Menlo. We all support each other and it you are literally living with 850 family members. You don't like them all and some are distant cousins, but at the end of the day we are all Oaks. If given the chance to do it again, I wouldn't change a thing.
I love how welcoming the Menlo environment in. I was really scared to transfer to a 4-year but Menlo made it very easy going and I am having a great time there. The small school and class sizes are of their best features because you get to meet everyone on campus and get more attention from professors, they actually know everyone's name in class!