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Tuition & Fees

$48,342

$48,342

not including room and board

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,161
Declined + 5,753
Total Received 8,914
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Pepperdine, founded in 1937, is a private, church-affiliated, arts and sciences university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Law and Public Policy, the Divisions of Business, Communications, Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Science, Religion, and Social Science, and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Its 830-acre campus is located in Malibu, 12 miles from Santa Monica.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 7,417
Established in 1937
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4630
ACT 0373

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

3,451

undergraduate students

3,966

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
46%
500-599
36%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
20%
600-699
45%
500-599
31%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
700-800
14%
600-699
46%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
30-36
39%
24-29
49%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
21%
24-29
64%
18-23
13%
12-17
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
63%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
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Malibu, CA

830-acre, suburban campus in Malibu (population: 12,861), 12 miles from Santa Monica and 35 miles from Los Angeles; branch campus (graduate level) in Culver City. Major airport, bus, and train serve Los Angeles. School operates transportation to local shopping areas and to special events. Public transportation serves campus.

Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 18% of male students
 
8 sororities 31% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
46%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
46%
500-599
36%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
20%
600-699
45%
500-599
31%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
700-800
14%
600-699
46%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
30-36
39%
24-29
49%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
21%
24-29
64%
18-23
13%
12-17
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
63%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 5
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,161
Declined + 5,753
Total Received 8,914

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record

Important

Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Michael Truschke
Dean of Admission, Enrollment Management
P: 310 506-4392
F: 310 506-4861
admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,743,989
State $3,617,660
Institutional $52,343,578
Other external $1,898,383
Total $61,603,610

Non-need-based

Federal $252,264
State $4,612
Institutional $9,636,066
Other external $509,577
Total $10,402,519

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
track (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, West Coast Conference
Mascot
Willie The Wave
School colors
blue, orange, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration
Advertising
American Studies
Applied Finance
Art
Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Computer Science/Mathematics
Creative Writing
Dispute Resolution
Divinity
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership/Administration/Policy
English
Film Studies
French
German
Global Business
Hispanic Studies
History
Integrated Marketing Communication
International Business
International Studies
Italian
Journalism
Law
Learning Technologies
Liberal Arts
Management/Leadership
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Media Production
Ministry
Music
Natural Science
Nutritional Science
Organization Development
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy
Public Relations
Religion
Social Entrepreneurship/Change
Sociology
Sport Administration
Sports Medicine
Theatre Arts
Theatre/Media Production
Theatre/Music
Writing for Screen/Television
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Undergraduate

47%

3,451
students

Female
59%
2,035

Male
41%
1,416

Graduate

53%

3,966
students

Female
59%
2,347

Male
41%
1,619

undergraduateFull-time

90%

3,129
students

Female
60%
1,874

Male
40%
1,255

undergraduatePart-time

10%

322
students

Female
50%
161

Male
50%
161

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 5

Spring: October 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 848
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Indonesia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Richard Dawson
Director, International Student Services
310 506-4246
rich.dawson@pepperdine.edu

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