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Menlo College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1927
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 725
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $8,576,986
Admissions Address

1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027

Website

http://www.menlo.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@menlo.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ken Bowman
Admissions office telephone: (800) 556-3656
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 30
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History 3 3
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 24 24


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 44%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 44%
Total applicants: 673
Total acceptances: 297
Total freshman enrollment: 161
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 411
Male acceptances: 125
Male freshman enrollment: 92
 
Female applicants: 262
Female acceptances: 112
Female freshman enrollment: 69
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 44%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 6%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 67%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 47%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 82%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 410 - 520
Math: 420 - 530
Combined: 830 - 1050


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 14.0% 11.0%
500-599 27.0% 34.0%
400-499 38.0% 36.0%
300-399 17.0% 15.0%
200-299 3.0% 3.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 18%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 - 20
Math: 17 - 21
Composite: 14 - 21


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%
24-29 10.0% 10.0% 12.0%
18-23 56.0% 44.0% 42.0%
12-17 31.0% 36.0% 45.0%
6-11 1.0% 7.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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