Menlo College: Over a Decade on The Princeton Review’s “Best” List

2019 Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

ATHERTON, CA. (August 19, 2020) – Menlo College is proud to have received recognition as one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review, an education services company which annually ranks the nation’s “Best Colleges: Region by Region,” recognition afforded to only 12% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. 

In its profile on Menlo College, The Princeton Review recommends the College as having a “friendly, open environment” and commends our students for their “high entrepreneurial spirit.” The editors said that at Menlo, “students find a top notch-education and a family atmosphere that is grounded in preparing students for the real world.”

“We chose Menlo and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. “We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek added.  

“Over a decade of recognition by The Princeton Review is a testament to the efforts of so many people in continuing the College’s mission for academic excellence and student support,” said Steven Weiner, Menlo College President. “Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and trustees of Menlo for this much-deserved recognition.”

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About Menlo College

Menlo College was established in 1927. It is a small, private, non-profit, four-year, accredited, residential college located in Atherton, California. Menlo College’s location in Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, has enabled the college to create a valuable market niche for its students locally — as well as globally. Menlo College cultivates in its students the skills, integrity, and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.