Pepperdine University Profile


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.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 32% of 9,384 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 5

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular: Very Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.65
SAT Math: 621 average  560-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 601 average  540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 610 average  560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 28 average  25-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $57,472
Tuition and Fees: $42,772
Room and Board: $12,600
Average Percent of Need Met: 78%
Average Freshman Award:  $34,798
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $32,238


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 386
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-59 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification: On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001264: Free

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