Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$58,002

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
600
75th
720
25th
600
75th
34
25th
27
75th
30
25th
25
75th
31
25th
26
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,925
Declined 6,843
Total Received 11,768
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Private

3,861

undergraduate students

6,718

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 10,579
Established in 1937
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Congregational (United Church of Christ)

830-acre, suburban campus in Malibu (population: 12,877), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA
90263

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
57%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
600
75th
720
25th
600
75th
34
25th
27
75th
30
25th
25
75th
31
25th
26

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,925
Declined 6,843
Total Received 11,768

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Financial Aid

92%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$29,601

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,750
Room & board $16,160
Additional fees $252
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $75,412
Average Financial Aid - $29,601
Total with Avg. Aid $45,811
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Financial Aid Office


P: 310 506-4301
F: 310 506-4746
finaid2@pepperdine.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Golf
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, surfing, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse, surfing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, surfing, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, West Coast Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Advertising.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Creative Writing.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Dispute Resolution.
Divinity/Ministry.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
European Studies/Civilization.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
French Language and Literature.
German Language and Literature.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
Human Resources Development.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International and Intercultural Communication.
International/Globalization Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Journalism.
Latin American Studies.
Learning Sciences.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Natural Sciences.
Nutrition Sciences.
Organizational Communication, General.
Organizational Leadership.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Radio and Television.
Real Estate.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other.
Sociology, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sustainability Studies.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

10,579

total students

46%

in-state

54%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

36%

3,861
students

Female
58%
2,233

Male
42%
1,628

64%

6,718
students

Female
65%
4,358

Male
35%
2,360

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

3,442
students

Female
59%
2,017

Male
41%
1,425

11%

419
students

Female
52%
216

Male
48%
203

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: January 15

Spring: October 1

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

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
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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
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