Pepperdine University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Pepperdine University's 830-acre campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. The university is affiliated with Churches of Christ, although students come from a wide range of racial and religious backgrounds. The university is made up of five different schools with the majority of undergraduate programs housed in the Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Business Administration is by far the most popular undergraduate major, and programs relating to communications and the media are also popular. In athletics, the Pepperdine Waves compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Advertising, Business Administration, Communication Studies, International Studies, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7614
Total Grad Students: 4167
Undergraduate Students: 3447
Faculty: 388

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu California 90263


Main Email:

Main Phone: 310-506-4000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Transfer Admission Contact
Office of Admission

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
International Admissions Contact
Office of International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Watson, John
Director of Athletics , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is no minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 30 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year and four-year institution is 64.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two letters of recommendation are required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Write a essay or personal statement (300-500 words) that expresses your individuality and allowed you to differentiate yourself from other applicants along with a few short answers. This is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
$65 application fee

Other Requirements:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is not required for admission consideration.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 650
Math 560 680
Writing 560 660

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 441

Transfers Accepted: 106

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 24%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 32%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -8%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 1500

Room and Board: 11844

Tuition and Fees: 40752

Total Cost: 55296

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Applicants interested in applying for financial assistance from the University, may go to the following website: This website will provide the necessary information to apply for financial assistance.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6690

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 75%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 59%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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