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

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
40%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important 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 5, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019 December 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
55%
Out-Of-State Students
45%
57%
Submitting ACT
60%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1319
0
1600
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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

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
70%
20-39 Students
25%
40-99 Students
2%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
84%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,814
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$53,932
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$53,932
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,320
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$31,980
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,784
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$29,184

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,504
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$275
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
110
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
52%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Willie The Wave
School Colors
Orange/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
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
$77,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
Pepperdine University is a place for students who really want to make the most out of their college experience. The campus is absolutely phenomenal, the people are incredibly nice and most of all, the academics are challenging. However, Pepperdine really does prepare for the real world whether it be the business world, medical world or any career path you really want to pursue.
Pepp Student
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