A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Pepperdine University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Restorationist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
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Pepperdine University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1110-1330
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$39,637/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,314/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,238/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,258/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,144/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,892/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,222Undergrads
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 50 responses
Report
  • So blessed
    44%
  • Genuine
    20%
  • Surface level
    14%
  • Smart with the need to socialize as well as study.
    10%
  • Eager to learn.
    6%
  • Well-rounded
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
37%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.83 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Blessed
    53%
  • City on a hill
    21%
  • Enlighten
    15%
  • Superficial
    6%
  • Compassionate
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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Just a few days ago, my friend Chris Thompson and I went to visit Pepperdine University because we were told that their Frederick R. Weisman Museum would be open to visit.

Unfortunately when we got there it was closed due to a change in their installations, however, during our visit we were able to visit their Payson Library and see their "Pat Boone" exhibition and even get some pictures in front of the school and around its' surroundings.

I personally will be returning to the school for their Thursday, April 12th, 2018 Grand Opening of their Frederick R. Weisman Museum, however, I am Not sure if Chris Thompson can make it or Not!

In Any Case: I want to personally Thank Chris Thompson for the time that he took in accompanying ME to Pepperdine University back on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Sincerely yours,





Howard Paul Shore
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Pepperdine has given me the best four years I could have ever asked for. With small class sizes (avg 15-30), attentive professors and cozy campus, it's the perfect institution for students that prefer a tight-knit community. Most people you meet at Pepperdine are genuine, kind and want to create positive impact in the world.

Academically, it is at times not challenging enough for high-caliber students, but that really depends on the major you choose. Many professors were industry professionals before Professors are usually flexible with due dates and very understanding of students' needs.

The best part of my Pepperdine education was being able to study abroad in Argentina for one academic year. The special thing about Pepperdine's study abroad program is that they have their own campuses instead of placing students in local universities, which has its pros and cons.

Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Pepperdine and am really sad to be graduating soon!
My experience with Pepperdine University has been fantastic! I am currently a Doctoral Student in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology and feel I am receiving a world class education. My course work is compelling and impactful, and my professors are brilliant and approachable. I believe I fit into the diverse cultural environment. I value the holistic approach to the curriculum and the charge to cultivate the future leaders who can impact the world.