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#9 Best Private Colleges in California

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California

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Overview

Student Population
9,554
Pepperdine University overview
Location Malibu, California
Online pepperdine.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Churches of Christ
Pepperdine University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Malibu, California, Pepperdine University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Churches of Christ faith. In the most recent statistical year 11,768 prospective students applied, and 4,925 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 733 enrolled in the school.  5,928 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,626 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $57,750 plus fees of $252. Pepperdine is ranked 110 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

8/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

Pepperdine is rated within the top 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Pepperdine University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
Pepperdine University overview
SAT 1200/1410
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.69
Applications Accepted
41.9% 
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Applications Due Jan 5, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$57,750
Costs for Pepperdine University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$252
Room and Board $16,160
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$77,912

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$71,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
81% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Pepperdine University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Communication 22%
Social Sciences 10%
General Studies 8%
Psychology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121150 IPEDS survey data for Pepperdine University.

Current students may use the Pepperdine University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.