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Menlo College

"Management, mass communications, and liberal arts are the only majors you'll find at Menlo College, a tiny college in the majestic San Francisco Bay area that blends "liberal arts values" with non-traditional study programs. The cultural mecca of the West (San Francisco) is only 30 minutes away."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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"Management, mass communications, and liberal arts are the only majors you'll find at Menlo College, a tiny college in the majestic San Francisco Bay area that blends "liberal arts values" with non-traditional study programs. The cultural mecca of the West (San Francisco) is only 30 minutes away."

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 745
Gender 62% Male / 38% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 96% Full Time / 4% Part Time
Geography 81% In State / 19% Out of State / 11% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 33% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 36%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3%
Multi-racial 6%
International 11%
Hispanic/Latino 21%
Ethnicity Unknown 12%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $300.00. Housing deposit due : Jul 1. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

67% of students live on-campus.

91% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Yearbook
  • Student-Run Film Society

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center remedial instruction
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates women's services adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major independent study internships student-designed major english as a second language (esl) accelerated program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (42%), Marketing/Marketing Management (20%), Mass Communication/Media Studies (9%), Finance (9%), Accounting (7%), Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, Other (6%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Job Opportunities:

Accountants and Auditors
Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.
Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Credit Analysts
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
Financial Examiners
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Financial Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.
Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Credit Analysts
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
Financial Analysts
Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
Personal Financial Advisors
Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.
Loan Officers
Evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of commercial, real estate, or credit loans. Advise borrowers on financial status and payment methods. Includes mortgage loan officers and agents, collection analysts, loan servicing officers, and loan underwriters.
Financial Specialists, All Other
All financial specialists not listed separately.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

Job Opportunities:

Advertising and Promotions Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
Marketing Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Reporters and Correspondents
Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.
Editors
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President Kelly, James, Ph.D.
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 30
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 60 : 40
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 LD Humanities + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Biology 3.0 Science w/ Lab + 2 Electives 6.0
AP Biology 4.0 Science w/ Lab + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 Math 6.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 Math 6.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 Science w/ Lab + 2 Electives 6.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 3.0 CHI 101 + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 Political Science + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 MIS 250 Structured Programming + 3 Electives 6.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENG 101 English Comp 1 + 3 Electives 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENG 101 English Comp 1 + 3 LD Humanities 6.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 Science w/ Lab + 3 LD Social Science 6.0
AP European History 3.0 LD Humanities + 3 Electives 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FRE 101 + 3 Electives 6.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 Foreign Language + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 LD Humanities 6.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 3.0 ITA 101 + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Latin 3.0 Foreign Language I + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECO 200 Macroeconomics + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECO 201 Microeconomics + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 LD Humanities + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Physics B 3.0 Science w/ Lab + 2 Electives 6.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSY 101 Intro to Psychology + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPA 101 + 3 Electives 6.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MTH 251 Statistics + 3 Electives 6.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 POL 150 Intro to Political Science + 3 Electives 6.0
AP United States History 3.0 HIS 250 & 251 - American History 6.0
AP World History 3.0 HIS 111 & 112 - World History 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 37.0% accepted of 4,100 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 25
English18 - 24
Math18 - 26
 
SATMath450 - 565
Reading432 - 532
Writing425 - 513

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Character Personal Qualities, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Application Essay, Class Rank, Level Of Applicants Interest, Alumni Relation, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Volunteer Work

Also Considered: Interview, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,307 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $21,734
$30K-$48K $20,642
$48K-$75K $24,611
$75K-$110K $31,077
$110K+ $31,729

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $36,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $36,500 Same as On-Campus
Fees $600 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,902 $11,268
Books $1,670 $1,670
Total (before financial aid) $50,672 $50,038

Students Receiving Aid

98% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 63% $6,155
Federal Scholarships/Grants 33% $4,760
Institutional Grants 98% $18,902
Other Federal Grants 15% $525
Other Loans 5% $17,548
Pell Grants 33% $4,512
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 24% $6,746
Student Loans 64% $7,352

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.menlo.edu/admissions/costs-financial-aid.

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

28% of students graduated on time.

40% of students graduated in six years.

82% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Menlo College participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer Mike Keller (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Sean Weeks (Get recruited )
Baseball Jake McKinley (Get recruited )
Basketball Jon Surface (Get recruited )
Football Mark Grieb (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Soccer Keith Lambert (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Sean Weeks (Get recruited )
Basketball Shannon Osborne (Get recruited )
Wrestling Bill Mitchell (Get recruited )
Softball Michell Vlahos (Get recruited )
Volleyball Atlee Hubbard (Get recruited )

Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Western)

U.S. News & World Report

#8 Regional Colleges West Rankings
#10 Regional Colleges
#70 Regional Colleges Overall Score

Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#166 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#331 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#340 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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