Pepperdine

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, United States
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Overview of Pepperdine University (Pepperdine)

About this school

Pepperdine, founded in 1937, is a private, church-affiliated, arts and sciences university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Law and Public Policy; the Divisions of Business, Communications, Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Science, Religion, and Social Science; and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Its 830-acre campus is located in Malibu, 12 miles from Santa Monica.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,604
    • Men:1,475 (40.9%)
    • Women:2,129 (59.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (Pepperdine)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Pepperdine University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 5
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
City, State, Zip
Malibu, CA  90263
Phone
(310) 506-4392
Fax
(310) 506-4861
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
40% of 11,704 applicants were admitted
Women
38% of 7,659 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 4,045 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,014 (22%) of 4,664 admitted students enrolled
Women
591 (21%) of 2,874 admitted students enrolled
Men
423 (24%) of 1,790 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.64
375 And Above
46%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
650 average |600-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
26%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
644 average |600-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
21%
• Score 600 - 700
59%
• Score 500 - 600
19%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
35%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
10%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Pepperdine)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,932 (73.8774280156708%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,320 (20.985726418454288%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (1.712281855291636%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (3.424563710583272%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Pepperdine University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001264
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
859 (99.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
527 (61.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
527 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
86 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$39,938
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 527 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,244
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 369 (70.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,823
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
232 (26.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,158

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,236 (98.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,690 (52.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,688 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
293 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$40,510
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,680 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,718
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,189 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,598
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
932 (28.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,846

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,410
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Pepperdine)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


394

Part-Time Faculty


284

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
647,100

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
218
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Pepperdine University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


80.0%

Programs & Majors (Pepperdine)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Dispute Resolution, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (Pepperdine)

Location & Geography

Population


12,832

Nearest Metropolitan Area


830 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Los Angeles

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
King Neptune
School Colors
Blue and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Pepperdine University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, latino student association, black student union, panhellenic council, interfraternity council, international justice mission

Sororities


32% of women participate

Fraternities


24% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,300

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,604
Women
2,129
Men
1,475

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11.3% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 15.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.3% White
  • 3.3% Unknown

International Students


11.5% from 68 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


4,106

Student Resources (Pepperdine)

Study resources