Menlo Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Menlo College
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT51%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1040|
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 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.
|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%|
Menlo ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT21%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||18%||16%|
Applications were DueApr 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Menlo College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.