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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90263
Phone: (310) 506-4000
Admissions Phone: (310) 506-4392
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Pepp Student
  • Sep-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Come to Pepperdine!!!! The most important tip I'd say would be learning how to manage your time. I CANNOT stress that enough! There are so many activities that you'll want to pursue, but always remember that academics come first. However, make sure to be involved on campus too! There is always something to do whether it be free IN-N-Out at alumni park (NSO), a fun beach day or club activities, there's tons of fun things to do! That being said, Pepperdine is an amazing campus and I absolutely do not regret choosing this wonderful place for my college career.

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  • Meshelle from Fresno, CA
  • Jun-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Realize that their is more than meets the eye to any college campus. Don't be afraid to ask questions about the dorm life and the meal plans. It is better to ask these types of questions sooner than later. Also don't be afraid to go talk to your professor during their office hours.Most of the time they are more than happy to help you out.

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  • Sara from Monument, CO
  • Apr-03-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Apply even if it seems out of reach - financial aid is available so dreams can come true! Do live a life of service and leadership prior to college as this is a particular plus with Pepperdine.

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  • Friendly Admirer
  • Mar-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Don't be intimidated to apply to a school of this calibre. Although it can be on the expensive side they are usually generous with financial aid and their atmosphere is like no other.

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  • LitNerd from Orange County, CA
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    New Student Orientation week feels like a rush of faces and names you won't remember 24 hours later, but it flies by fast. Make sure to bring business casual attire for a traditional freshmen my tie dance at the president's house. The mini-cafetaria in the Howard A. White Center (HAWC) stays open until 2 AM on weekdays and is a major P.O.I. for new students or anybody desiring a late-night snack and/or caffeine refuel. The HAWC also includes ping pong & pool tables as well as couches and a large TV that's usually broadcasting sports games. Unfortunately, this is the only Pepperdine spot that's consistently open for long hours, as most everything on campus closes early on weekends, so plan your trips to the library, student advising center, Jamba Juice bar, etc. accordingly. Did I mention there's a Jamba Juice next to the cafeteria? Other random tidbits: * The New York Times is available in the cafeteria on weekdays, which doesn't really matter because it's garbage and you can find the same level of sheer intellectual discourse on Buzzfeed or Slate, but it's there if you want it. * Pepperdine requires attendance of various convocation events which are meant to bring people together spiritually in accordance with the school mission but which are usually just a huge waste of time and don't contribute to anybody's spiritual growth. 14 events a semester are mandatory if you want to get an A; these can easily be cleared out in the first two months (freeing up time during finals week) if you regularly attend the Wednesday morning gathering, Tuesday night lectures, Friday morning worship, and possibly Wednesday morning surf convo club at the beach. Alternatively you can get convo credits for seeking mentorship from a professor or joining a convo club that's potentially hosted by your dorm's spiritual life advisor. Everyone finds convocation a nuisance to fulfill but most students make it a lot harder than it really is. * Lots of kids are into frisbee. * And pretty much every male residence hall has a Wii and Super Smash Bros. rigged up. Great stress-reliever after a long day of classes or studying. * The library has a ton of new and old movies for those who like a good story. * If you're planning on studying business or communications, prepare for a never-ending leg workout from trekking up to the CCB. Pepperdine is very vertically oriented all around and works kind of like a stepping machine.

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