Pepperdine University

1,121 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

1,121 reviews
  • Excellent
    226
  • Very Good
    412
  • Average
    381
  • Poor
    71
  • Terrible
    31
Being a Media Production major at Pepperdine is awesome because it allows you to really get hands-on experiences outside of the classroom along with learning the technical skills and facts inside the classroom. The workload is not too heavy if you know how to plan your assignments and projects with ample time. The facilities are relatively new (as they were built within the last 10 years), and the internship opportunities that flourish from our students are impeccable. Students have interned at places like NBC, E! News, Disney, etc.
  • College Senior
  • Sep 30 2013
The School! Pepperdine has one of the most beautiful and well kept college campuses that i have ever seen. With an annual budget in the hundreds of millions, and only 3000 undergraduates, Pepperdine has the resources to ensure that each and every student has access to an amazing athletics center, beautiful cafeteria, and dorms with comfortable living areas and large plasma screen TV's in all of the common rooms. The campus classrooms are always immaculate, and i see campus maintenance workers planting flowers, gardening, or just cleaning up around campus on a DAILY basis. Pepperdine invests a lot in its image and the quality of its facilities, it really shows!
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 11 2012
Studying Abroad – The studying abroad program here at Pepperdine is almost like a rite of passage. They are Top 10 in the nation beating out many of the Ivy League schools. There are Pepperdine Universities in each of the countries that you want to study abroad in and the friendships, internship/volunteer opportunities, learning a new language, learning to survive and manage in a new country are all just some of the pluses to studying abroad. Pepperdine even has one week study abroad programs for those who can't afford to go for a full year or semester. These are volunteer abroad programs that take place over spring break. Pepperdine's study abroad program is THE BEST!
  • College Sophomore
  • May 18 2012