Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA, USA
3.97 Average Rating

With a campus overlooking Malibu Bluffs and the Pacific Ocean, Pepperdine University is a 4-year Christian institution in Malibu affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Pepperdine is home to colleges of Business, Law, Arts & Sciences, Public Policy, and Education conferring undergraduate degrees. As a Christian university, Pepperdine features weekly convocation services as well as numerous retreats such as “Surf Convo” and “God in the Wilderness.” Taking advantage of its location, Pepperdine’s Outdoor Recreation program sponsors numerous student excursions throughout the year for activities such as kayaking and rock climbing.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Churches of Christ
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
55%
Out of State Students
45%
0
100
35%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1226
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019 December 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,710
Total Number of Undergrads
3,604
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
75%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
84%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,314
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$53,932
Out-of-State Tuition
$53,932
0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%
Average Aid Per Year
$37,040
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
112
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
New York
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
68%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$71,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
Pepperdine is a small, community based Christian school that truly cares about your experience. The academic rigor, opportunities and small class sizes make it a highly accredited university. The location in Malibu is secluded, but close enough to Santa Monica and LA for ample job and internship opportunities.
Anna from Tualatin, OR
The place where God wants me.
The place that makes that's helping me become a better person.
The place where I will make lasting friendships and life-changing, world-impacting decisions.
Camila from Encino, CA

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