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Pepperdine University

School Profile

  • Pepperdine UniversityPrivate Four-year University Liberal Arts in Malibu, CA - InternetDict
  • Acceptance Rate: 34%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • College Church Of Christ

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 3,404
First-year Undergraduate Students: 782
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 3,386
Graduate Students: 3,567

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Acting
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences
  • Bachelor of Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Theater Design/Stagecraft

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $37,850
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $37,850

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants


Member: NCAA
Team name: Waves


  • Ranked #55 National Universities
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  • Ranked #90 Public Affairs

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Admissions Address

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4392
(310) 506-4392
Fax: (310) 506-4861
Contact: Mike Trushke
Director of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 31%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 31%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 7,949
Female applicants 4,928
Male applicants 3,021
Applicants accepted 2,436
Female applicants accepted 1,335
Male applicants accepted 1,101
Freshman enrollment 628
Female freshman enrollment 339
Male freshman enrollment 289
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,644
Students accepting place on wait list 926
Students accepted from wait list 37

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 43%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 82%
SAT Critical Reading average score 609
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 550-670
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 622
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 560-680
SAT Writing average score 607
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 550-660
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 46%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 25-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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