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Pepperdine University
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  • 4 Year
  • MALIBU, CA

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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

24255 PACIFIC COAST HWY
MALIBU, CA 90263
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
From Pepperdine University

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Seaver College is the liberal arts undergraduate school of Pepperdine, providing rich opportunities for spiritual exploration within a diverse community.

Offering 45 majors and 47 minors, Seaver’s curriculum emphasizes the broad discovery of all disciplines. Frequently named number one in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation, Seaver is at the forefront of holistically developing the next generation of global leaders through rigorous curriculum, faculty mentorship, internship experiences, and tailored research opportunities.

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Pepperdine University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
32%
SAT Range
1230-1450
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$42,135 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,867 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 68 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 81 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 81 responses

Majors

Study Abroad

Approximately 80% of Seaver students study abroad during their time as a Wave, making Pepperdine #3 in the nation for study abroad participation.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,320 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
263
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • So blessed
    39%
  • Genuine
    17%
  • Smart with the need to socialize as well as study.
    15%
  • Surface level
    12%
  • Well-rounded
    7%
  • Eager to learn.
    5%
  • Arrogant
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 93 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Blessed
    49%
  • City on a hill
    21%
  • Enlighten
    12%
  • Superficial
    9%
  • Compassionate
    4%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

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