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Pepperdine University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Malibu, CA

$59,450

Avg tuition

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About Pepperdine University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Churches of Christ  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Pepperdine University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Malibu, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,708, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 53%. The university offers 60 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 83%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $59,450.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

53% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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93% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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83% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1260-1440

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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10k

Students enrolled

36%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

43%

Hispanic

19%

Asian

11%

Black

9%

Non-U.S. Citizen

8%

Unknown

5%

Two or more races

5%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

21% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

14

Total Online Enrollment

3,749

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 42% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $59,450 $59,450
Graduate $37,300 $37,300

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,250
On-campus room and board $16,700
On-campus other expenses $2,500
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $16,700
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,500
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,500

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $79,900 $79,900
Off-campus without family $79,900 $79,900
Off-campus with family $63,200 $63,200

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

22%

State Grant Aid

17%

Institution Grant Aid

96%

Pell Grant

21%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,418
State Grant Aid $8,737
Institution Grant Aid $34,045
Pell Grant Aid $4,698

Financial Outlook

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

$54k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I without football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track Field Outdoor
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • All Track Combined
  • Baseball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC