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Tuition & Fees

$50,022

$50,022

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,781
Declined + 6,142
Total Received 9,923
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Private (nonprofit)

3,533

undergraduate students

4,099

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4630
ACT 0373

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
38%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
18%
600-699
37%
500-599
39%
400-499
6%
700-800
13%
600-699
39%
500-599
40%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
30-36
43%
24-29
42%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
25%
24-29
56%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
33%
24-29
54%
18-23
13%
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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 7,632
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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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
57%
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 6% of male students
 
8 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
48%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
38%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
18%
600-699
37%
500-599
39%
400-499
6%
700-800
13%
600-699
39%
500-599
40%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
30-36
43%
24-29
42%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
25%
24-29
56%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
33%
24-29
54%
18-23
13%

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

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,781
Declined + 6,142
Total Received 9,923

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

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,762,296
State $3,428,442
Institutional $50,854,571
Other external $2,046,618
Total $60,091,927

Non-need-based

Federal $308,587
State $18,168
Institutional $12,295,193
Other external $689,554
Total $13,311,502

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
Entrepreneurship
Film Studies
French
German
Global Business
Global Leadership/Change
Hispanic Studies
History
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
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
Theatre/Media Production
Theatre/Music
Writing for Screen/Television
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Undergraduate

46%

3,533
students

Female
59%
2,088

Male
41%
1,445

Graduate

54%

4,099
students

Female
58%
2,383

Male
42%
1,716

undergraduateFull-time

91%

3,228
students

Female
60%
1,931

Male
40%
1,297

undergraduatePart-time

9%

305
students

Female
52%
157

Male
48%
148

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

33%

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

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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 350
Countries most often represented China
Indonesia
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
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

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