Menlo College

Atherton, California
4-year Private university


Menlo College is a private institution established in 1927 with suburban setting located at Atherton. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $42,800 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 744. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Students study business topics in Silicon Valley. The college offers about 15 business-related degrees, such as entrepreneurship and sports management, and stresses the importance of completing internships. The undergraduate student body is capped at 750 students, more than 60 percent of whom are male. Freshmen must live on the school’s campus, unless they commute from a parent’s home within a 30-mile radius.

#233 in Best Colleges for Business in America
Location Atherton, California
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1927
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
744 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Psychology


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $42,800
Outstate Tuition Fee $42,800
Room and Board Fees $14,225
$46,400 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


43% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$40 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.2 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

74 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicant has previously studied at a school where the language of instruction is English or has taken Engligh in A-levels or AS level or Abitur

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$28,874 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$12,737 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $62,182
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
66% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application August 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Menlo Academic Scholarships
Total Worth up to $29,000 per year
Eligibility Determined during admission process
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a Menlo cumulative GPA of 2.00
Separate application needed NoNo
Application deadline N/A
Hawaii Opportunity Scholarship
Total Worth up to $36,000 per year
Eligibility All qualified applicants from the state of Hawaii
Minimum Criteria 3.0 GPA or higher
Requirement for maintenance a Menlo cumulative GPA of 2.00
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Legacy Scholarship
Total Worth Up to $5,000 per year
Details Recipients of the Legacy Scholarship must be either the children, grandchildren, or siblings of Menlo alumni.
Early Oak Award for Domestic Students
Total Worth $5,000 per year
Details FAFSA needed to be filled by March 2 and enrollment deposit needed to be made by by May 1 to receive this scholarship.


744 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
76% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
52% Students graduate within 6 years