Pepperdine University Rankings

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In the World#738 of 14178
In North America#253 of 2629
In the United States#226 of 2528
In California#22 of 252
In Malibu#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Churches of Christ
Acceptance rate
32%
Average SAT
1340
Average ACT
30
Avg. cost to attend
$42,135 /y
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
3,583
Graduates
5,241
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Pepperdine University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate32%35%30%
Applicants12,7644,5988,166
Admissions4,0491,6322,417
Freshmen enrolled full time724334390
Freshmen enrolled part time211

1,623 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
502 or 69%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1230
or below

75% of them
had 1450
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Pepperdine University are 1230-1450 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
298 or 41%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 27
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Pepperdine University are 27-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3750 (43%)
Hispanic1284 (15%)
Nonresident Alien1127 (13%)
Asian848 (10%)
Black or African American725 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown592 (7%)
Two or more races429 (5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander39 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native8 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$42,135/year
Average aid awarded
$30,867
Students receiving aid
92%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$31,185
$30-48K$29,593
$48-75K$31,918
$75-110K$33,611
$110K+$45,561

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$55,640$34,900
Tuition in-state$55,640$34,900
Tuition out-of-state$55,640$34,900
Fee in-district$252$120
Fee in-state$252$120
Fee out-of-state$252$120

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,585
Combined charge for room and board$15,670

Pepperdine University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General255517
Clinical Psychology20618
Law176
Financial Mathematics158
International Business & Trade & Commerce2397
Psychology, General6550
Educational Leadership and Administration, General61
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other57
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other51
Dispute Resolution48
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General48
Economics, General43
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General41
Kinesiology and Exercise Science39
International & Global Studies38
Political Science and Government, General37
Advertising34
Radio and Television256
Biology & Biological Sciences, General30
Human Resources Development30
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth28
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management25
Public Policy Analysis, General24
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication22
Real Estate21
Journalism20
Organizational Leadership20
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor18
Educational & Instructional Technology108
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies17
Education, General16
Accounting14
Philosophy13
Communication, General74
Film & Cinema & Video Studies10
Mathematics, General10
Urban Education and Leadership10
Physics, General9
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies9
Creative Writing9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8
Acting8
Sociology8
Mathematics and Computer Science8
International and Intercultural Communication8
Applied Behavior Analysis8
Nutrition Sciences7
Religion & Religious Studies7
Rhetoric and Composition & Writing Studies, Other7
Music, General6
Organizational Communication, General6
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology6
Finance, General6
English Language and Literature, General6
History, General5
French Language and Literature5
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law5
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other4
Chemistry Teacher Education4
Playwriting and Screenwriting4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3
Art & Art Studies, General3
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Chemistry, General2
Natural Sciences2
European Studies & Civilization2
American & United States Studies & Civilization2
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other2
Asian Studies & Civilization1
German Language and Literature1
Italian Language and Literature1
Directing and Theatrical Production1
Divinity & Ministry1
Grand Total9431,428263
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate86%84%87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,690
Citations
79,367

Publication count by topic

Political science
1,357
Psychology
764
Business
715
Sociology
545
Economics
476
Medicine
200
Biology
197
Computer science
179
Art
154
Philosophy
152
History
124
Engineering
122
Mathematics
77
Geography
70
Chemistry
43
Environmental science
24
Physics
18
Materials science
5
Geology
3

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science4883,990
Business6378,682
Economics7476,944
Sociology7483,861
Psychology75922,830
History972132
Philosophy118773
Biology147412,973
Engineering16261,909
Medicine16566,292
Environmental science16921,335
Geography1798519
Art193512
Mathematics23311,114
Computer science23541,575
Physics2602399
Chemistry28901,728
Materials science3843235

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199067168
199160198
199274197
199357279
199461339
199594257
199682409
199789411
1998102511
1999100591
200098748
2001112923
2002125966
20031141217
20041351317
20051491554
20061421856
20072012080
20082122575
20092332863
20102103318
20112853854
20122724472
20133005272
20142245446
20152275542
20161685332
20171345000
20181314566
20191535423
20201525930

General info

Alternative namesPU
Founded1937
WikipediaPepperdine University
MottoFreely you have received, Freely give
Colorsorange, blue
Academic CalendarAugust to April (August - December; January-April). Also Spring Term (April-June); Summer Term (June-July)
Total FTE staff1,760
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, California, 90263
United States
City population13,000
Phone3105064000
Fax+1 (310) 506 7403

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