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Atherton, California

Menlo Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Menlo College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
43%
Admission Difficulty for Menlo College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Menlo and can I get accepted? The school has a 43% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,085 out of 2,524 applicants were admitted making Menlo a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Menlo College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Menlo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for Menlo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Menlo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Menlo College?

Menlo College typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #49 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Menlo College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >56%
1160 to 1230 Avg + 43%-56%
1090 to 1160 Avg - 31%-43%
1020 to 1090 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1020 Low <21%
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Menlo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
11%
ACT Scores for Menlo College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Menlo College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Menlo?

Admission data indicates that Menlo regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #51 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Menlo College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Menlo College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >58%
21 to 25 Avg + 43%-58%
18 to 21 Avg - 32%-43%
15 to 18 Reach 23%-32%
Less than 15 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Menlo College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Menlo College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #60 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Menlo will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Menlo College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 37% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Menlo College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,205 1,285 2,524
Accepted 576 509 1,085
Acceptance Rate 48% 40% 43%
Enrolled 56 98 154
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 19% 14%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
194

Applicants have 194 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Menlo before the Apr 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Menlo College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Menlo College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Menlo College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=118693 IPEDS survey data for Menlo College.