Pepperdine UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Malibu, California Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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$55,892

Avg tuition

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About Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is a medium-sized private university located on a suburban campus in Malibu, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,824, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 32%. The university offers 66 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 86%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $55,892.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

32% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 32%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 91%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 86%

SAT & ACT

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

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1230-1450

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 27-32

Ways to Learn

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

Learning Environment

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

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63%

Female Student Population

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

9k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

42%

Hispanic

15%

Non-U.S. Citizen

13%

Asian

10%

Black

8%

Unknown

7%

Two or more races

5%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

18% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

20%

State Grant Aid

14%

Institution Grant Aid

91%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $6,590
State Grant Aid $8,441
Institution Grant Aid $28,108
Pell Grant Aid $4,504
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.