Menlo College

Menlo College is a small private four-year college located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, home to the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies in the world. Our students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and “real world” exposure, which is accomplished by mandatory internships in the amazing companies that call Silicon Valley home. Our beautiful campus is safely nestled among the red wood trees and oak trees in one of the most beautiful and sought after living environments in the world. And, our alumni are among the world’s most successful entrepreneurs in an astonishing array of fields.

Student demographics

Menlo’s students come from all over the world. About 13% of our students are international and represent Asia, Europe, Latin America, South America, Latin America and Afica. Currently, over 30 countries are represented among our students.

ESL program and/or support services

Our innovative Intensive English Program (IEP), offers full admission to students whose TOEFL or IELTS may be below our minimum requirements provided that the student agrees to participate in the Program. Students who have not taken TOEFL or IELTS may apply but must submit to online interview and evaluation with the program director.  IEP   enrollees are fully admitted Menlo College students with all of the rights and privileges of any Menlo student; however, they begin their experience with the IEP on the campus of Menlo College.  Upon completion of the IEP, the student will transition to a full-time load of Menlo College Classes. Menlo College has a free drop-in writing lab and math lab, regularly scheduled group study sessions (Study Slams), and free peer tutoring.

Student Housing options

Menlo College is a residential college with approximately 70% of our students living on-campus. Freshman and sophomores are required to live on campus.

Many students live on-campus throughout their entire education at Menlo College. Students dine in the cafeteria run by Sodexho. All of the food is organic and high quality.

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International Student visas issued


Cost of attendance and financial assistance

2014-15 Academic Year
Tuition $36,500
Room and Board $11,902
Student Body Fee $600

Students entering Menlo for the 2014-15 school year may qualify for scholarships and awards up to $21,000 per year without even filing for financial aid, based on prior academic achievement.