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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.

Website: www.pepperdine.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,583
Undergraduate
Students
(58.3%) 2,088 Women
(41.7%) 1,495 Men
5,241
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
32% of 12,764 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
679 average
620-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
654 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$77,912
Tuition and Fees
$58,002
Room and Board
$16,160
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$40,747
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,711
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
400
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Malibu Population
12,832
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
King Neptune
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.8% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
15.6% Hispanic/Latino
8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.6% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
12.2% from 66 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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