Menlo College

1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, United States
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Overview of Menlo College

About this school

Menlo, founded in 1927, is a private, multipurpose college. Its 62-acre campus is located in Atherton, 30 miles south of San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:777
    • Men:428 (55.1%)
    • Women:349 (44.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Menlo College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 El Camino Real
City, State, Zip
Atherton, CA  94027-4301
Phone
(650) 543-3753
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 2,195 applicants were admitted
Women
39% of 1,156 applicants were admitted
Men
43% of 1,039 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
250 (28%) of 897 admitted students enrolled
Women
115 (25%) of 453 admitted students enrolled
Men
135 (30%) of 444 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
38%
2.00 - 2.49
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SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,350 (71.27098486676549%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,680 (23.57888931021407%)
  • Other Expences: - $550 (0.9479816608638698%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,438 (4.202144162156572%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Menlo College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001236
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
156 (68.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
136 (87.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
136 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
13 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$27,990
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 136 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,873
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 123 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,447
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 12 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
59 (26.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,330

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
522 (69.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
478 (91.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
475 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$28,874
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 473 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,073
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 419 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,428
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 46 (9.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
168 (22.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,737

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,943
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,024

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


30

Part-Time Faculty


71

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 20-29 students: - 100% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
64,837

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
220
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Menlo College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


43.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (10)


  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


7,191

Nearest Metropolitan Area


45 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


San Francisco

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Atherton
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


60% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


40%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Oaks
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Menlo College offers student newspaper, international club, student government, serv, finance club, hawaiian club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


758

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
777
Women
349
Men
428

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11.3% Asian
  • 6.9% Black/African-American
  • 26.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 2.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 30.2% White
  • 11.7% Unknown

International Students


14.3% from 35 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources