Chances of getting into Menlo College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.5%
Admission Difficulty for Menlo College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Menlo and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 986 out of 2,168 applicants were admitted making Menlo a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Menlo College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Menlo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Menlo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Menlo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Menlo College typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #62 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 51 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Menlo College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >58%
1035 to 1150 Avg + 45%-58%
920 to 1035 Avg - 32%-45%
805 to 920 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 805 Low <22%
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Menlo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Menlo College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
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 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #62 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 21 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
23 and Above Good >61%
20 to 23 Avg + 45%-61%
18 to 20 Avg - 35%-45%
16 to 18 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 16 Low <26%
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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 #69 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.

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High School GPA's for admitted Menlo College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 1,183 985 2,168
Accepted 533 453 986
Acceptance Rate 45% 46% 45%
Enrolled 75 82 157
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 18% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

51% of students submit their SAT scores to Menlo. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

45% of those who apply are granted admission to Menlo. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1150. 51% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.