36%

Acceptance Rate

$29,921

Avg.Financial Aid

001264

FAFSA Code

About Pepperdine University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,961

Website

www.pepperdine.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Churches of Christ

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Pepperdine University is a private not-for-profit university established in 1937 by George Pepperdine. It has its 830-acre Malibu campus located 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Pepperdine University is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. It aims at transforming students' lives to impact and transform their culture and diversity. It intends to be a symbol of integration of faith and learning and be known as a cutting-edge educational institution by growing in knowledge, as well as spirit. It has 5 separate Undergraduate and Graduate schools which offer more than 73 degrees and programs.

  • The University acceptance rate is 36%.

  • The university student population is 8000.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 12:5.

  • The university is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Pepperdine has six permanent international campuses and additional study and internship programs on six continents.

It holds 11th place in The Princeton Review’s Most Popular Study Abroad Program in the Nation. The Princeton Review also recognizes Pepperdine on its list of Green Colleges and placed at 8th position in most beautiful colleges list. 

Pepperdine is also well-known for its athletic programs. Its graduates include 48 Olympians and 6 gold medallists. It has won more than 25 national team and individual championships. Its alumni network has 32 chapters and affinity programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Online Education at Pepperdine University

The university offers Master's and Doctorate degree programs online. The programs are designed keeping working professionals in mind but it does not compromise on academic standards. The technology and tools implemented vary for the programs.

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Reviews

  • Online programs are updated and industry-oriented. There is a strong relationship between student and faculty which enables the students to clear any doubt regarding academics.

  • The community is open to suggestions and ideas. Nobody imposes their thoughts on the students. There are abundant opportunities for students to learn something new.

  • Both online and on-campus faculties are well experienced in the respective fields. The workload is reasonable and effective to enjoy work life with academics.

Location & Contact

Address

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3105064000
Fax: 3105064000
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Rankings

As per US News, Pepperdine stands at 50th Place in its Best National Universities Rankings.

Following are some rankings for this university cited by the website:

  • #24 in Best Colleges for Veterans

  • #20 in Best Undergraduate Teaching

  • #43 in Best Value Schools

  • #96 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

  • #11 in Study Abroad

The grad schools under the university have also been ranked in 5 programs and 10+ specializations. 

Some rankings for its grad schools are mentioned below:

  • #83 in Best Business Schools (tie)

  • #74 in Part-time MBA (tie)

  • #162 in Best Education Schools (tie)

  • #47 in Best Law Schools (tie)

  • #3 in Dispute Resolution (tie)

  • #146 in Clinical Psychology (tie)

  • #65 in Best Public Affairs Programs (tie)

Pepperdine has also been well-known for its online MBA programs. Some rankings held by the university are:

  • #47 in Best Online MBA Programs (tie)

  • #29 in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (tie)

  • #132-#174 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA)

Forbes Rankings has granted Pepperdine University the following ranks:

  • #129-Top Colleges 2019

  • #97 in Private Colleges

  • #69 in Research Universities

  • #27 in The West.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

36%

SAT Range

1220 - 1420

ACT Range

26 - 32

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Pepperdine's five schools have separate requirements for admission. The admission process is online.

Some basic requirements include your high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, letters of recommendation, and some program-specific and school-specific transcripts.

The application fee is $65, and the acceptance rate is as low as 36%. This calls for having a strong academic background and good scores. University also recommends you track the progress of the application process via Pepperdine "App Tracker".

It will reflect the status of submission and approval of application materials by the admission office. The application deadline falls on January 5. To get the contact details of the admissions office, please visit the official site.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$40,941

Average Annual Cost

$53,680

Books And Supplies

$1,250

Other Fees

$252

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$15,320

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,500

Total One Year Cost

$73,002

The net price for studying at Pepperdine comes to around $40,941.

The average annual cost of attendance amounts to nearly $73,000. It includes the following expenses:

Tuition Fees: $53,680

Books and supplies: $1,250

Other fees: $252

Room and Boarding: $15,320

Budget for other expenses: $2,500

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

91%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$483

Faculty Overview

58%

Male Professors

42%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

200 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

134 Graduates

Psychology, General

104 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

79 Graduates

Economics

49 Graduates

International/Global Studies

42 Graduates

Political Science and Government

40 Graduates

Biology, General

33 Graduates

International Business

28 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

26 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

26 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

21 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

18 Graduates

Sociology

17 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

16 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

16 Graduates

Journalism

15 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

14 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

13 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

11 Graduates

Philosophy

11 Graduates

History

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

9 Graduates

Music

9 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

8 Graduates

Area Studies

7 Graduates

Physics

7 Graduates

Mathematics and Computer Science

6 Graduates

Mathematics

5 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

3 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

2 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,627

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

17%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

50% White

2% Unknown

5% Black

14% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

13% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

1%

Unknown Location

42%

Out Of State

45%

In State

12%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$79,069 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

56%

Averege Housing Cost

$11,720/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $7,870/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$7,870/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Willie The Wave

School Colors

blue, orange, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

138

Total Female Athletes

167

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

10

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$47,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$65,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$20,500

$28,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$213 - 291

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

91%

Average Aid Per Year

$29,921

Students Receiving Federal Grants

20%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,298

Students Receiving State Aid

12%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,699

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

91%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,337

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$44,000

$30K - $48K

$42,996

$48K - $75K

$39,475

$75K - $110K

$37,986

> $110K

$28,130

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,972,052

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$17,473,651

The university helps the students to meet the financial requirements for educational purposes. The staffs at the office are ready to help with the tuition overview and to provide information about the financial aid processes.

Student aid eligibility is based on several factors, depending on federal, state, institutional, and private aid offered. Whether you're a first-time applicant, a transfer student, or a graduate/professional student, experienced financial aid officers will review tuition fees and help in creating your financial aid package.

The students are required to fill the FAFSA form to know about the financial requirement and eligibility of the student. Pepperdine Federal School Code is 001264.

The Federal-Aid provided includes Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, and  TEACH Grant.

The State Aid includes Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B.

The Institutional Aid covered by the university includes Academic Scholarship, Christian Leadership Award, Diane and Guilford Glazer Scholarship, and Pepperdine Grant.

The Military Aid provided includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Pepperdine sponsored approximately $81 million in university-funded grants and scholarships for undergraduate students during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Students can apply for a wide variety of financial aid programs, including grants, academic and departmental scholarships, and Stafford Loan. The average financial aid required is $29,921.

You can reach the Office for Financial Assistance through the details below:

Office of Financial Assistance

Pepperdine University

Seaver College

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

Contact: 310.506.4301 

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