Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

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Undergrad Diversity Christian Life Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$58,002

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
27%
600-699
55%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
700-800
42%
600-699
42%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
30-36
50%
24-29
40%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,049
Declined 8,715
Total Received 12,764
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Private

3,583

undergraduate students

5,241

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 8,824
Established in 1937
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Los Angeles International

Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu
90263

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Food Recovery Network
  • Gaming Club
  • Veritas Club
  • International Justice Mission
  • Black Student Association

Top Events

  • Blue and Orange Madness
  • Step Forward Day
  • Reelstories Film Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • front gate security, 24-hour security in residence halls, controlled access, crime prevention programs

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
46%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
27%
600-699
55%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
700-800
42%
600-699
42%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
30-36
50%
24-29
40%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.67

Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,049
Declined 8,715
Total Received 12,764

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

recommendation(s)
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
racial/ethnic status
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
class rank
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 66
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Football

Intramural Sports Women

Football

Club Sports Men

Rugby

Club Sports Women

Lacrosse

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Advertising
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Creative Writing
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
European Studies/Civilization
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International and Intercultural Communication
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Natural Sciences
Nutrition Sciences
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Fitness Technician
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,824

total students

55%

in-state

45%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

41%

3,583
students

Female
58%
2,088

Male
42%
1,495

59%

5,241
students

Female
66%
3,461

Male
34%
1,780

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

3,320
students

Female
59%
1,952

Male
41%
1,368

8%

263
students

Female
52%
136

Male
48%
127

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 79%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

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

136

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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