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Menlo College

Check whether Menlo College is right for you as an international student.

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San Francisco, USA
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Study abroad at Menlo College

Menlo College is a small private college located in Atherton, just outside San Francisco, USA. It is a residential college in the heart of Silicon Valley that offers degrees in business and psychology.

The College’s location means students can take advantage of the strong local entrepreneurial community in the area. All students studying at Menlo are required to take an internship, which can be taken at one of the many companies the College has a partnership with.

On campus there are more than 40 student clubs and societies you can become a part of. Nearly half of Menlo students are also athletes, competing in intercollegiate sport with 16 varsity NAIA programs available.

Why study at Menlo College?

  • Internship opportunities

    All Menlo students take internships at one of the College’s partnership companies in Silicon Valley.

  • Student faculty ratio

    Menlo College has a student to faculty ratio of just 14:1, so students get a personalized education.

  • Safe campus

    Menlo has the safest campus in California (

Life as an international student

Menlo College boasts a diverse and international student population, with a quarter of students coming from overseas, representing over 35 countries.

The tight knit community at Menlo allows international students to feel at home as soon as they arrive. Menlo gives international students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience so they can become competent and ready after graduation.

The College offers a wide range of support services to all students, many provided by the Center for Academic and Professional Success. These services aim to further students’ success and help them in any areas where they might be struggling.

All students are expected to live on campus in one of the College’s halls of residence, unless you meet specific requirements. Living on campus with other domestic and international students is a great way to integrate yourself into life at college in the US.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 2
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Transport
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 35
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Tuition fee: 45,050 USD per year

Dean's Scholarship:

  • Amount

    $20 000

  • Based on academic merit

    GPA above 2.8 (Freshmen) and 2.6 (transfers)

President's Grant Scholarship:

  • Amount

    $15 000

  • Based on Economic Situation

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Menlo College

1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027, United States

A residential college in the heart of Silicon Valley, just outside San Francisco.

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Visa requirements for Menlo College

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