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Menlo College

Atherton, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1000 El Camino Real

Atherton, CA 94027-4300

www.menlo.edu

Admission Office

1000 El Camino Real

Atherton, CA 94027

(650) 543-3753

Fax : (650) 543-4496

admissions@menlo.edu

Contact : Priscila De Souza

Dean of Enrollment Management

Type of School

Small

Private

college of business

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4483

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : April 1

Total undergraduates : 894

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 223

In-State Tuition : $45,860.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $45,860.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Internships are required for all business majors, which affords the opportunity for students to take full advantage of the school location in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Apr 1

Priority application due : Feb 15

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 31

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Aug 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jun 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Aug 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 74.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 87.0%
Psychology : 13.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B
Finance, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Accelerated Program

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Computer Services

220 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 30 miles from San Francisco, 30 miles from San Jose.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 894

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 223

Degree-seeking undergrads : 811

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 54.0%

Percentage of females : 46.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 26.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 23.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 23.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Menlo Oak Press

Student Newspaper URL : https://blog.menlo.edu/menlooakpress/

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Oaks

Sport Member : NAIA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Remedial instruction

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Weightlifting

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $40.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,005

Admitted : 1,883

Enrolled : 333

Somewhat selective 63.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Standardized Test Scores

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Minimum high school GPA of 2.5; SAT/ACT optional; one recommendation letter; one personal statement; admissions committee reviews candidates based on a combination of GPA; depth of achievement in co-curricular activities considered.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Six college units may be awarded for Advanced Placement Examination scores of 3 or higher, depending upon the test, and exemptions can be made to general education courses. Maximum number of units earned via AP Exam is 30.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

4

3

--

All

Calculus AB

3

6

--

All

Calculus BC

3

6

--

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

CHI 101

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

MIS 250

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 101 English Comp 1

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 101 English Comp 1 or 3 LD Humanities

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FRE 101

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

ITA 101

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

JPN 101

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 200

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 201

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

Physics B

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPA 101

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPA 101

All

Statistics

3

3

MTH 251

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POL 150

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 250 or 251

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIS 111 or 112

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

6

French II

62

12

German I

50

6

German II

63

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

66

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 76.0%

% of loans / jobs : 24.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 74.0%

% Judged to have need : 92.0%

% that were offered aid : 92.0%

% that had need fully met : 2.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Aug 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Christopher Simpson

Financial aid office phone : (650) 543-3880

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Prepayment Discount

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$45,860.00

$45,860.00

$45,860.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$45,860.00

$45,860.00

$45,860.00

Room and board:

$15,900.00

$14,225.00

--

Books and supplies:

$550.00

$550.00

$550.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,003.00

$1,003.00

$1,003.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,350.00

$3,825.00

$3,825.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$64,663.00

$65,463.00

$51,238.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$64,663.00

$65,463.00

$51,238.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

Weightlifting

Available

Available

Wrestling

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 70

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

College transcripts will be used for admissions decisions.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $40.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $45,860.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,900.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $14,225.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 74

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students