Pepperdine University: Ranking & Review

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Malibu
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United States
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World
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1222653
Top 4%

Pepperdine University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate40%44%38%
Applicants11,7044,0457,659
Admissions4,6641,7902,874
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores518
Percent of students submitting SAT scores60%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
645
Math
650

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores495
Percent of students submitting ACT scores57%
ACT Composite
28
ACT English
30
ACT Math
27

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
RecommendationsRequired
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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services263705968
Psychology10125731389
Education815590253
Legal Professions and Studies5220225
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1836189
Mathematics and Statistics5132137
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies5859117
Social Sciences8686
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies7979
Visual and Performing Arts46551
Public Administration and Social Service Professions3434
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3333
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies18826
English Language and Literature & Letters2323
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1616
Philosophy and Religious Studies11112
History99
Physical Sciences99
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics66
Theology and Religious Vocations22
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesPU
Founded1937
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

Official Websitewww.pepperdine.edu
Address24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, California, 90263
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population13,000
Phone3105064000
Fax+1 (310) 506 7403

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