Pepperdine University

Malibu, California

Pepperdine University Overview

Student population

Address24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA
School Websitewww.pepperdine.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Pepperdine University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Malibu, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 11,265 students applied to Pepperdine University. Of those students, 4,016 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Pepperdine University was $53,680, in addition to fees of $252. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Pepperdine University.

Pepperdine University has a 83% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Pepperdine University Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

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The Pepperdine University acceptance rate is 36%. To put this into perspective, 4,016 of the 11,265 students who applied to Pepperdine University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Pepperdine University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Pepperdine University had an SAT score between the range of 1,220 and 1,420. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Pepperdine University was between 26 and 32 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Pepperdine University as part of their application.

Pepperdine University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Pepperdine University, the tuition for in-state residents is $53,680. Combined with fees of $252, room and board costs of $15,320, other expenses of $2,500 and the $1,250 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $53,932 in tuition.

Students at Pepperdine University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Pepperdine University was $6,298 last year, with 20% of students being awarded federal aid.

Pepperdine University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio14:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Pepperdine University.

Pepperdine University has a good gender split, with 59% of undergraduates being female and 41% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 42% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 45% of students come from in-state and 13% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Pepperdine University is 14:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Pepperdine University Popular Majors and Programs

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
PSYCHOLOGY
EDUCATION
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

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