Welcoming Menlo’s Incoming Class

Two current students were joined by Ken Bowman, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Menlo College, to welcome new students as they checked in.

August 15, 2011

Today, Menlo College welcomes this year’s incoming class to campus. The 246 students that are arriving over the next couple of days for Orientation include 164 freshmen, as well as 82 transfer students. The school, which was recently named The Princeton Review’s “Best in the West” for the third straight year, was able to increase the size of its incoming class while becoming more selective. Compared to last year, applications to Menlo increased about six percent, and the number of incoming students is about ten percent larger.

“We are very excited to welcome this year's incoming class,” said David Placey, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Planning at Menlo College. “It is gratifying to see how each group of new students, with their high level of academic and extracurricular achievements, increases the quality of our student body. We've been able to be more and more selective in our admissions, and this class is no exception to that trend.”

The incoming class highlights the international interest in business education: Twelve percent are from other countries besides the U.S. In addition, over a third of the class are athletes, reflecting the college’s mission to support competitive sports as part of student life.

Students will be formally inducted into the school at the Citi-sponsored Parent-Student Orientation Dinner on Tuesday, August 16. Participants are encouraged to tweet about the dinner and other orientation events using the hashtag #MnloSO11.

View photos from Orientation week on Facebook.