Menlo College

Private, Four-years School Located in Atherton, CA

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How much is the Menlo tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Menlo's tuition & fees is $49,090 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $70,641 when a student lives on-campus.

Menlo Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$49,090
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$16,250
On-campus Expenses$4,149
Off-campus Room & Board$14,040
Off-campus Expenses$4,762
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$50,813

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Menlo for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $214,210 at Menlo. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $331,566. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $184,577.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$50,813$74,289$39,421
Sophomore (2024-25)$52,597$79,612$43,521
Junior (2025-26)$54,444$85,533$48,174
Senior (2026-27)$56,355$92,132$53,462
4 Years Total$214,210$331,566$184,577
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$52,597$79,612$43,521
Sophomore (2025-26)$54,444$85,533$48,174
Junior (2026-27)$56,355$92,132$53,462
Senior (2027-28)$58,334$99,506$59,478
4 Years Total$221,731$356,783$204,634
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$54,444$85,533$48,174
Sophomore (2026-27)$56,355$92,132$53,462
Junior (2027-28)$58,334$99,506$59,478
Senior (2028-29)$60,382$107,762$66,329
4 Years Total$229,515$384,933$227,442
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$56,355$92,132$53,462
Sophomore (2027-28)$58,334$99,506$59,478
Junior (2028-29)$60,382$107,762$66,329
Senior (2029-30)$62,502$117,027$74,139
4 Years Total$237,573$416,427$253,407
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$58,334$99,506$59,478
Sophomore (2028-29)$60,382$107,762$66,329
Junior (2029-30)$62,502$117,027$74,139
Senior (2030-31)$64,696$127,443$83,050
4 Years Total$245,914$451,738$282,995

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Menlo' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $22,481.
In-StateOut-of-State
Menlo College$49,090
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Menlo and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Menlo CollegeAtherton, CA$49,090
Lincoln UniversityOakland, CA$11,900
Pacific States UniversityLos Angeles, CA$8,827
California Miramar UniversitySan Diego, CA$9,994
Presidio Graduate SchoolSan Francisco, CA$32,280
California Institute of Advanced ManagementAlhambra, CA$24,000
Claremont Lincoln UniversityClaremont, CA$13,200
Southern States UniversitySan Diego, CA$7,439
Westcliff UniversityIrvine, CA$17,550
San Diego Global Knowledge UniversitySan Diego, CA$13,774
Oak Valley CollegeRialto, CA$16,080

Financial Aid and COA

At Menlo College, 741 students (99%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $33,685.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Menlo is $36,956 for students living on-campus and $35,359 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 143 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $34,632 and the average amount of student loans is $6,460.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$70,641
COA (off-campus)$69,044
Tuition & Fees$49,090
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,551
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,954
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,956
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,359
Average Financial Aid$33,685
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship74199%$33,685
Pell Grants23632%$5,228
Federal Student Loan30140%$6,424
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid143100%-
Grants or Scholarships143100%$34,632
Federal Grants4632%$5,655
Pell Grants4632%$5,068
Other Federal Grants2920%$931
State/Local Grants4229%$6,378
Institutional Grants143100%$30,939
Student Loan Aid6948%$6,460
Federal Student Loans6747%$5,108
Other Student Loans64%$17,261

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Menlo's acceptance rate is 69.78%. A total of 2,134 applicants applied to and 1,489 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 148 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 9.94%.
To apply to Menlo, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,1341,038$1,096
Admitted1,489716$773
Enrolled14891$57
Acceptance Rate69.78%68.98%70.53%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)9.94%12.71%7.37%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Menlo College has a total of 800 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 405 male students and 340 female students attending Menlo.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate745 405340

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA
Phone800-556-3656
WEBwww.menlo.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered11 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate61.72%
Yield9.80%
Student Population800
Graduation Rate57%
Retention Rate71%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties17 (Full-time), 82 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs91 (Full-time), 110 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$89,657
Average Staff Salary$77,917