Pepperdine University: Ranking & Review

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Malibu Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 222 654
Top 4%

Pepperdine University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate40%44%38%
Enrolled undergraduates862339523
Enrolled total (including graduate students)7,7103,0954,615

981 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

398 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores518
Percent of students submitting SAT scores60%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores495
Percent of students submitting ACT scores57%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Pepperdine University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $70,862 $70,862
Off-campus $70,862 $70,862
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $17,900 and other expenses per full academic year.

Pepperdine University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,123 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $51,740 $51,740
Fees for full-time undergraduates $252 $252
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,625 $1,625
Tuition for Full-time graduates $32,500 $32,500
Fees for full-time graduates $120 $120
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,625 $1,625

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 263 705 968
Psychology 101 257 31 389
Education 8 155 90 253
Legal Professions and Studies 5 220 225
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 183 6 189
Mathematics and Statistics 5 132 137
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 58 59 117
Social Sciences 86 86
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 79 79
Visual and Performing Arts 46 5 51
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 34 34
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 33
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 18 8 26
English Language and Literature & Letters 23 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 16 16
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11 1 12
Physical Sciences 9 9
History 9 9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 6
Theology and Religious Vocations 2 2
Grand Total9541,3693412,664

A total of 954 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Pepperdine University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,710 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate85%82%87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%

General info

Alternative namesPU
MottoFreely you have received, Freely give
Religious affiliationChurches of Christ
Colorsorange, blue
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,667
Instructional FTE489
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, California, 90263
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (310) 506 7403

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