Menlo College

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Menlo College can be found in Atherton, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Menlo College has only about 650 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

The majority of students admitted to this school got an SAT score within the range of 1307 - 1610, or got accepted with an ACT score between 19 - 25. We were able to estimate the Menlo College average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Menlo College admits roughly 40 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, roughly 9 percent of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Menlo College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Menlo College was reported as 37.0% in Fall 2013 with over 4,100 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1307 - 1610
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Menlo College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Menlo College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Menlo College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 51.7%
  • 2010-2011: 63.9%
  • 2011-2012: 37.9%
  • 2012-2013: 92.2%
  • 2013-2014: 37.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 56.3%

How Does Menlo College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Menlo College is fifty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
San Francisco Conservatory of Music39.9%
San Francisco Art Institute82.7%
Columbia College Hollywood54.8%
Harvey Mudd College18.2%
Laguna College of Art and Design43.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Menlo College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading432 - 532
Math450 - 565
Writing425 - 513
Total Score1307 - 1610
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 25
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