Pepperdine UniversityLogo Pepperdine UniversityLogo

Tuition & Fees

$51,992

$51,992

not including room and board

More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

More Student Details

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,097
Declined + 7,014
Total Received 11,111
More Admissions Details

Private (nonprofit)

3,542

undergraduate students

4,284

graduate students

More Student Details
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
More Majors

People Who Liked This School Also Liked…

Name Location
Stanford University Stanford, CA
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Harvard University Cambridge, MA
New York University New York, NY
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
Columbia University New York, NY
Brown University Providence, RI
Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
See All School Suggestions for You

Codes

SAT 4630
ACT 0373

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
40%
500-599
41%
400-499
8%
700-800
17%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
7%
700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
51%
24-29
37%
18-23
12%
30-36
25%
24-29
59%
18-23
14%
12-17
2%
30-36
35%
24-29
54%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
More Admissions Details

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 7,826
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)

Virtual Tour

Pepperdine University

Take the Tour!

Malibu, CA

830-acre, suburban campus in Malibu (population: 12,958), 12 miles from Santa Monica and 35 miles from Los Angeles; graduate branch campus 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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
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 24% of male students
 
8 sororities 32% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
40%
500-599
41%
400-499
8%
700-800
17%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
7%
700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
51%
24-29
37%
18-23
12%
30-36
25%
24-29
59%
18-23
14%
12-17
2%
30-36
35%
24-29
54%
18-23
10%
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,097
Declined + 7,014
Total Received 11,111

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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Admissions Contact

Kristin Paredes Colllins
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 310 506-4392
F: 310 506-4861
admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,514,989
State $3,374,146
Institutional $47,867,208
Other external $1,750,599
Total $56,506,942

Non-need-based

Federal $362,383
State $18,168
Institutional $15,423,650
Other external $739,337
Total $16,543,538

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
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration
Advertising
American Studies
Applied Analytics
Applied Finance
Art
Art History
Behavioral Psychology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Cinematic Media Production
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Computer Science/Mathematics
Creative Writing
Dispute Resolution
Divinity
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership/Administration/Policy
English
Entrepreneurship
Film Studies
French
German
Global Business
Global Leadership/Change
Hispanic Studies
History
Human Resources
Integrated Marketing Communication
International Business
International Business Administration
International Studies
Italian
Journalism
Law
Learning Technologies
Liberal Arts
Management
Management/Leadership
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Media Production
Ministry
Music
Music Education
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
Strategic Communication
TESOL
Teaching
Theatre Arts
Theatre/Media Production
Theatre/Music
Writing for Screen/Television
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Undergraduate

45%

3,542
students

Female
59%
2,080

Male
41%
1,462

Graduate

55%

4,284
students

Female
60%
2,549

Male
40%
1,735

undergraduateFull-time

90%

3,222
students

Female
60%
1,917

Male
40%
1,305

undergraduatePart-time

10%

320
students

Female
51%
163

Male
49%
157

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

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 Required of Some
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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

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
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

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 350
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Singapore
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Brooke Cutler
Senior Associate Director, Admission and International Student Services
310 506-4246
brooke.cutler@pepperdine.edu

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Lists & Rankings

^ TOP