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Undergrad Profile

The Menlo advantage: AACSB-accredited, superior business management-based education

Menlo College offers students 12 different fields of study. Every program is built on a strong foundation of liberal arts courses that are structured to help our graduates hone critical-thinking skills, communicate effectively, and understand a wide range of subjects, including literature, history, and economics. The programs are all greatly enhanced by the outstanding scholars who make up our faculty, each teaching and mentoring. 

Experiential learning and entrepreneurship are the keys to success in our renowned programs. Menlo College offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in the following fields of study:
• Accounting
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Human Resources Management
• International Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Marketing Communications
• Psychology
• Real Estate
• Sports Management
• Individually Designed Major

Business students are required to complete a six-credit-hour internship, either full time during the summer between their junior and senior years or part time during their senior year, to further link the classroom to the real world.

Live and study in the center of the technology world
Menlo’s ideal location on a beautiful campus in the San Francisco Bay Area
is perfect for the college experience. Our campus is located in the lush, green community of Atherton, minutes from the bookstores, coffeehouses, and restaurants of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. We are in the middle of Silicon Valley,  center of the high-tech world economy and home to legendary corporations such as Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, and eBay. We are also only 30 miles from San Francisco and a short distance from Pacific Ocean beaches and San Jose. Nearby attractions include Yosemite National Park, world-class Lake Tahoe ski resorts, and the famous regions of Central Coast, Napa, and Sonoma.

A living and learning community
Menlo takes pride in our diversity. Our entering students represent all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. They hail from across the United States as well as many other countries throughout the world. Wherever they are from, our students join a diverse community that encourages them to become team players in the classroom, in student government, in our clubs, and on the athletic fields.

Student organizations and activities
Menlo offers an opportunity to meet others, develop collaborative skills, and pursue personal interests. We have dozens of clubs as well as an outstanding athletic program and active student government.

Applying to Menlo
Menlo College welcomes applications from both domestic and international students.

Priority status is given to students who complete their applications by the Early Action or priority deadlines.

To be considered for admission to Menlo College, please submit the following with your application:
• $40 application fee
• Official high school and/or college transcripts
• Official SAT or ACT scores (domestic freshmen only)
• TOEFL or IELTS (international students only)
• Personal essay
• Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor (domestic and international freshmen only)

Shortly after receipt of all of the above materials, the Menlo College admission committee will review and evaluate your application then quickly notify you of the final decision. Personal attention is a way of life at Menlo College, and it begins with the admission process.

Financial aid and scholarships
Menlo is committed to making our outstanding education affordable for both U.S. and international students. Merit scholarships are awarded based on a student’s prior academic performance. Generally students retain their merit scholarships throughout their time at Menlo College.

In addition, Menlo offers need-based aid to eligible students, consisting of grants, low-interest loans, and on-campus employment opportunities (including federal work-study). Over 90% of our students receive some form of financial assistance through institutional, state, and federal funds.




Founded: 1927

San Francisco Bay Area


Geographic diversity:
Students representing 23 states and 30 nations

Top states represented:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington

Top countries represented: Australia, China, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Uzbekistan

Fields of study:
• Accounting
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Human Resources Management
• International Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Marketing Communications
• Psychology
• Real Estate
• Sports Management
• Individually Designed Major

Student-faculty ratio: 14:1

Average class size:

Athletic conference:

Women’s athletic programs:
Basketball, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling

Men’s athletic programs:
Baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, and wrestling

Coeducational athletic program:
Competitive cheer

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Students living on campus

Job placement for the 2013 graduating class

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