Tuition & Fees

$55,892

$55,892

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
58%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
37%
600-699
43%
500-599
20%
700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
29%
18-23
9%
30-36
28%
24-29
61%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
47%
24-29
45%
18-23
8%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,016
Declined + 7,249
Total Received 11,265
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Private (nonprofit)

3,627

undergraduate students

4,334

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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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 7,961
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: 12,877), 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.

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
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 17% of male students
 
8 sororities 27% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
58%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
37%
600-699
43%
500-599
20%
700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
29%
18-23
9%
30-36
28%
24-29
61%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
47%
24-29
45%
18-23
8%

Admissions Facts

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

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,016
Declined + 7,249
Total Received 11,265

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

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,879

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,640
Room & board $15,670
Additional fees $252
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $72,812
Average Financial Aid - $41,879
Total with Avg. Aid $30,933
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Janet Lockhart
Director, Financial Assistance
janet.lockhart@pepperdine.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Roger Horne (men's)
Assistant Director Of Athletic Communication
email

Dena Meiste (women's)
Women's Assistant Director Of Athletic Communications
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
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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

7,961

total students

56%

in-state

44%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

46%

3,627
students

Female
59%
2,147

Male
41%
1,480

54%

4,334
students

Female
64%
2,782

Male
36%
1,552

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

3,336
students

Female
61%
2,012

Male
39%
1,324

9%

291
students

Female
47%
135

Male
53%
156

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Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

31%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

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 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

International Student Contact

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

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