Skip to Main Content
Pepperdine University
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • MALIBU, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The Malibu campus is open to visitors who are registered for in-person campus tours and application workshops. Learn more about the University's response plans to keep our campus communities safe. Learn More

Report Card

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

Upcoming Events

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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
1200-1410
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

YouTube Video

Cost

Net Price
$46,550 / 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
$28,762 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
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. 85 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 85 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
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    100%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,132 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
327
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • So blessed
    37%
  • Genuine
    16%
  • Smart with the need to socialize as well as study.
    15%
  • Surface level
    13%
  • Well-rounded
    6%
  • Eager to learn.
    5%
  • Nicest, kindest, well rounded student body
    5%

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. 97 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 118 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
  • Blessed
    46%
  • City on a hill
    20%
  • Enlighten
    11%
  • Superficial
    10%
  • Compassionate
    5%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
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

Pepperdine University Reviews

Rating 3.74 out of 5  1,301 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 2 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Pepperdine University
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List