Facts & Stats
Menlo is a small, private, non-profit Silicon Valley school that focuses on business education with a strong liberal arts emphasis. Get the low-down on Menlo.
Menlo students come from 23 states and 30 countries. The student body includes 17% international students.
- A full 90% of our full-time faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees.
- Some faculty live in on-campus residences.
- Average class size: 19
- Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
- Male: 62%
- Female: 38%
- Students by geographic origin:
- California: 63%
- Other states: 20%
- International: 17%
- Half our students play an intercollegiate sport.
- Enrollment: 735 (maximum 750)
Atherton, California is in the heart of Silicon Valley, within minutes of such companies as Google, Oracle, Apple, and Facebook.
- Less than 30 miles from downtown San Francisco
- Atherton population: around 7,000
- San Francisco Metropolitan Area population: 7.15 million
- Easy access to CalTrain serving San Francisco and San Jose
We provide a rich mix of business-centered and liberal arts classes, at our school with powerful internship experiences.
- 12 fields of study; or you can design your own degree
- 6 internship credits for business school majors
- Named among the “2013 Best Colleges in the West” by the Princeton Review – 5th year in a row
- WASC Accredited
- AACSB Accredited
“Menlo is like a family” is something you’ll hear often from our students and alumni.
- 35 clubs and organizations. Choose your favorites or create your own
- 15 intercollegiate athletic teams
- Rich dorm life in our 5 residence halls
- Organic, sustainable and delicious food
Menlo’s $30 million endowment affords a variety of student scholarships each year.
For more than 85 years Menlo College has challenged young minds and nurtured leaders.
- 1927: Founded as a junior college
- Size of first class: 27; by the next year had grown to 112
- 1931: Registration accepted as a non-profit educational institution
- 1949: School of Business Administration established – Menlo’s first four-year program
- 1971: First women admitted
- 1994: Programs restructured to renew focus on business management; accelerated degree program for working adults launched
- 2011: President James J. Kelly begins tenure