3,604
Students
Financial aid thermometer
40,510
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
39
39%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Pepperdine University is a University institution located in Malibu, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA  90263
United States
Contact Mr. Falone Serna
Director of Admission, Enrollment Management
Email: falone.serna@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310-506-4392

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies Checkmark
European Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication Checkmark
International And Intercultural Communication Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Organizational Communication Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Related Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Web/multimedia Management And Webmaster Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition/writing Related Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Middle/Near Eastern And Semitic Languages Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/global Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts And Stagecraft Related Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,704
Applied
4,664
Accepted
3,604
Enrolled
40%
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Female Admissions

7,659
Females Applied
2,874
Females Accepted
38%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,045
Males Applied
1,790
Males Accepted
44%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.64
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 5th April 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer January 5th April 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 644 600 690
SAT Math 650 600 700
ACT Composite 28 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,680
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Fees

252
Full-time student fees
15,320
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

40,510
Avg. Financial Aid Package
39,938
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
20,298
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,867
Avg. Loan Aid
17,846
Avg. Grant Aid
36,718
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,604
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
45%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.68%
Black or African American 4.47%
White or Caucasian 50.69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.36%
Asian 10.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.33%
Two or more races 6.02%
Other 2.94%

Gender

Male (40.93%)
Female (59.07%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 52%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Songfest and Family Weekend

Student Services

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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Latino Student Association, Black Student Union, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and International Justice Mission

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
front gate security, 24-hour security in residence halls, controlled access, crime prevention programs

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No No No

Faculty

678
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 394
Part-time - 284
Male - 381
Female - 297