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.

Our People

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: 750 (maximum 750)

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Our Location

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
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Our Academic Programs

We provide a rich mix of business-centered and liberal arts classes, at our school with powerful internship experiences.

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Our Campus Life

“Menlo is like a family” is something you’ll hear often from our students and alumni.

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Student Success

  • Employment
    According to the surveys of recent Menlo College graduates, over 90% are employed
  • Retention
    Menlo College is proud of the way our students have demonstrated their commitment to their Menlo College education through consistent year-to-year increases in our retention rate
  • Graduation
    At Menlo College, we are increasingly making a four-year graduation goal a reality

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Our Financials

Menlo’s $30 million endowment affords a variety of student scholarships each year.

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Our History

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: Menlo College earns AACSB accreditation

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