Pepperdine University

1,097 reviews
  1. Malibu, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Pepperdine University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Restorationist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

Pepperdine University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
SAT Range
1120-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,644/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,984/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,979/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,855/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,070/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,477/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,129Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • So blessed
    53%
  • Genuine
    21%
  • Surface level
    18%
  • Eager to learn.
    6%
  • Smart with the need to socialize as well as study.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.68 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Blessed
    56%
  • City on a hill
    30%
  • Enlighten
    11%
  • Superficial
    4%

After Pepperdine University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Reviews

1,097 reviews
  • Excellent
    216
  • Very Good
    403
  • Average
    376
  • Poor
    71
  • Terrible
    31
My overall experience is one that many students do not have a chance to experience. Pepperdine Univeristy's class sizes are fairly small and the professors ensure that each student leaves class each day feeling confident that he or she has gained a full understanding of the material discussed. My favorite memories have happened at the chapel, where the church leaders work hard to build a relationship with the students. I am confident that Pepperdine will keep me on the track to success when it comes to internships and a career. I would choose to attend Pepperdine University over again if I were given the option.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I think Pepperdine provides such a great space for students to explore their majors and does a fine job of supporting science majors, although it is a liberal arts school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
The professors at the school have been amazing at reaching out to students to make sure students are engaged.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago