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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
From Menlo College

Menlo College is a small private undergraduate college that focuses on the practical arts of business in the entrepreneurial economy. A residential college in the heart of Silicon Valley, just outside San Francisco, Menlo College offers degrees in business and psychology. Our students come from all over the world to learn the practical arts of business including leadership, critical thinking, creativity, team building, communication, and the science of behavior. We take advantage of the strong entrepreneurial community around us and require an internship which may be taken at one of the many companies and incubators with which we have partnerships. We are very proud of our intimate and engaged student community fueled by our spirited and competitive athletics program.

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

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
920-1150
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,699/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,940/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
92%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
92%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Data Analtyics

Students will learn how to extract insights and storytelling using structured and unstructured data analytics tools. They will be prepared to assist their company in analyzing large amounts of various types of data and work in any industry, including but not limited to healthcare, human resources/services, distribution systems, pricing, social media, etc.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
720Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
55
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Sociable
    48%
  • Innovative
    19%
  • Fake
    14%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Unique
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    32%
  • Makes you feel like home.
    27%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Lacking integrity
    14%
  • Family
    9%
  • Disorganized
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $50,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    59%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    89%
    National
    83%
    87%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

    Menlo College Reviews

    260 reviews
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    Menlo is such a special place, my experience at Menlo was amazing! I had the the best four years attending Menlo.

    The Menlo community embraced me from the moment I stepped foot on campus. The faculty and staff truly care about you and are there to help you succeed not only in your academic career but also in your professional developments. Menlo offers a number of resources catered to help you succeed.

    Our internship program is great, it was one of the reasons I chose Menlo. Students at Menlo are exposed to all the tools and resources the internship office offers from the moment they step foot on campus. Many of the students are offered full-time positions even before they graduate! Not only did the resources help me land the internship of my dreams, but my classes at Menlo truly prepared me for the real world. I was able to use all the knowledge and apply it to my job.

    My experience at Menlo was like no other, I wish I could do it all over again!
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    I am an International student and currently a sophomore at Menlo College. I love how diverse Menlo is! You will learn so much about different cultures and people from different countries! The professors are really great and usually do everything to help you pass the class. My accounting professor has a FaceTime account set up, so that his students can call him at any time during the week if they have questions! My finance professor does one-on-one meeting if you have problems with the class or exams! All in all they really care about you at Menlo!
    With the recent upgrades and being able to find someplace like this in the middle of Silicon Valley is amazing. I went for a tour and the students were so kind and inviting that I eventually chose to return to Menlo to be a student. With great programs and a mandatory internship to get experience before graduating, I thought this was a great fit for me. Lots of diverse and kind people who are really welcoming, I would say if you're interested come visit or give a call to the school to find out more. I just wish the exterior of some of the buildings matched the feel of the rest of campus, but other than that it is amazing!