Pepperdine University

1,122 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
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.68 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 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 48 responses
Report
  • So blessed
    46%
  • Genuine
    19%
  • Surface level
    15%
  • Smart with the need to socialize as well as study.
    10%
  • Eager to learn.
    6%
  • Well-rounded
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
37%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.81 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Blessed
    53%
  • City on a hill
    20%
  • Enlighten
    16%
  • Superficial
    7%
  • Compassionate
    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%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses

Reviews

1,122 reviews
  • Excellent
    227
  • Very Good
    412
  • Average
    381
  • Poor
    71
  • Terrible
    31
I honesty fell in love with the campus! It has such an amazing view of the ocean and you get the best of both worlds when it comes to nature and to the city life - Los Angeles and Santa Monica are not that far from campus. I do recommend that if you do plan to come, consider getting a car since a car is the only way you can get around during the weekends. Teachers are amazing, they take the time to get to know you and make sure you understand the material as well.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
Pepperdine seriously feels like a home. I have met so many incredible people, the learning environment is spectacular, and the abundance of opportunities available to me and my peers is unreal. Not to mention the ocean view out my window is pretty great as well!
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
If you want space, get the double but it's an extra grand more - $5,000. Triples are less but you get an ocean view and an extra roommate is always a cool idea! Each suite has 4 rooms - 2 triples and 2 doubles. One bathroom with 2 showers, 2 sinks, and 2 toilets and a living room as well. Housekeeping comes twice a week so it's really clean here.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago