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Menlo College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Menlo College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Menlo College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Menlo College was awarded 13 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Menlo as #1,018 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Menlo is also ranked #83 out of 116 schools in California.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Menlo?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Menlo College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 43%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 34% of students accepted to Menlo submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 498 and 585. Math scores were between 510 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Menlo College  ( 498 to 585 )

SAT Math Scores for Menlo College  ( 510 to 580 )
Menlo received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Menlo College  ( 18 to 25 )

Learn more about Menlo College admissions.

Menlo College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Menlo College, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Menlo College is 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Menlo College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Menlo College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Menlo have a four-year graduation rate of 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Menlo College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Menlo

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 744 undergraduates at Menlo with 728 being full-time and 16 being part-time.

Menlo Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 96.73 out of 100, Menlo is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.73 out of 100
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How Much Does Menlo College Cost?

The overall average net price of Menlo is $23,529. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Menlo

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,007 $17,967 $19,640 $25,792 $34,088

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Menlo, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Menlo, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,689 a year. That adds up to $26,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Menlo is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Menlo Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Menlo make around $50,900 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Menlo students since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Menlo College make the most money.

Location of Menlo College

Located in Atherton, California, Menlo College is a private not-for-profit institution. Atherton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Menlo College

Contact details for Menlo are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027-4301
Phone: 800-556-3656

Menlo College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 54 $44,200
Marketing 42 $40,500
Finance & Financial Management 28 NA
Accounting 22 $62,000
General Psychology 21 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Menlo College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at Menlo College.

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