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Can I get into Pepperdine University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,161 out of 8,914 applicants or 35% were admitted making Pepperdine University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Pepperdine University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||21%||21%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Pepperdine University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Pepperdine University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimim ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of appliants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pepperdine University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1115. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1305 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>54%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||38%-54%|
|25 to 27||Avg -||29%-38%|
|23 to 25||Reach||21%-29%|
|Less than 23||Low||<21%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1400 and Above||Good||>51%|
|1305 to 1400||Avg +||38%-51%|
|1210 to 1305||Avg -||26%-38%|
|1115 to 1210||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 1115||Low||<17%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Pepperdine University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pepperdine University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Pepperdine University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||25%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||21%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||11%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||4%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 5, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Pepperdine University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121150 IPEDS survey data for Pepperdine University.