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    Pepperdine University, California, Malibu

    Malibu, CaliforniaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1937established year
    7710enrollment
    8.2/10

    Pepperdine University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Bhavya Rawal

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    Pepperdine University is a research university located in Malibu, California, United States of America. It was founded in 1937 in South Los Angeles and in 1972, it was expanded to Malibu. It is a private Christian university. there are separate schools for education, business, and psychology, liberal arts, law, and public policy. Over 75-degree programs are offered by 5 schools. It also has 6 international campuses. The main campus at Malibu has been called the 8th most beautiful campus by Princeton Review.

    Rankings

    • U.S. News has ranked it as 50th Best National University in 2020.
    • It has been ranked as 24th Best College for Veterans by U.S. News 2020.
    • U.S. News has also ranked it at #20 for Best Undergraduate Teaching.
    • Kiplinger has ranked it at #9 for Best College Value in the West/ SW.
    • Forbes ranked it as 10th Most Entrepreneurial University.

    Highlights

    College Type Private
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Endowment 902 million USD
    Student Retention Rate 72%
    Work-study program yes
    Student-Teacher Ratio 12.5 to 1
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Housing Capacity 52%
    The annual cost of Attendance 73,002 USD
    Admission Helpdesk admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu | 310 506-4392

    Campus

    • The main campus located in Malibu is spread over 830 acres.
    • There are 5 graduate campuses located in Southern California.
    • There are 6 international campuses located in China, Germany, Argentina, England, Switzerland and Italy.
    • Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts is located on the Malibu campus and offers 4 facilities which include 4 theatres and Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.
    • 500 acres of the main campus is preserved in a native state and Princeton Review has recognized it as Green College.

    Residence

    • The university offers on-campus housing facilities to undergraduate as well as graduate students.
    • Undergraduate students are housed in Suite- style housing, Rockwell Towers, Seaside Hall, Drescher Apartments, Lovernich Apartments, Drescher W Block and George Page Apartments.
    • The various facilities offered in residence halls include high-speed internet, community rooms, library, live TV, fitness centers, etc.
    • Graduate students are placed in residential communities on the campus of their graduate schools. The 2 housing options are Drescher and George Page.

    Programs

    • Pepperdine offers over 75 degree programs. It offers undergraduate, graduate, executive education, and certification programs for the students determined to achieve their professional goals.
    • There are 5 schools which are listed below:
      • Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
    • Caruso School of Law
    • Graziadio Business School
    • Graduate School of Education and Psychology
    • School of Public Policy
    • Undergraduate degrees are offered in Accounting, Art, Biology, Art History, Business Administration, etc.
    • Graduate degrees offered by the university include Master of Business Administration, Criminal Legal Practice Certification, Juris Doctor and Master Public Policy, Law and Entrepreneurship Certification etc.

    Top Programs in Pepperdine University

    Application Process

    International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

    Undergraduate Admissions

    • Students can apply through the Common Application.
    • The deadlines for undergraduate admissions are tabulated below:
    Term Deadline
    Spring October 1
    Fall (Early Decision) November 1
    Fall (Regular Decision) January 15
    • Official high school transcripts are required.
    • SAT and ACT scores have to be sent.
    • Other requirements include 1 academic letter of recommendation.
    • The international students are required to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their English proficiency Test Scores. The minimum Standardized test scores required are tabulated below:
    Test Minimum Required Score
    TOEFL- iBT 80
    Duolingo English Test 105
    IELTS 6.5
    Duolingo English Test 105
    SAT 1- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 500
    ACT - Reading score 24

    Graduate Admissions

    • The deadlines for undergraduate admissions are tabulated below:
    Term Application Process starts from
    Spring Term November 1
    Fall Term July 1
    Summer Term March 15
    • Official Transcripts are required
    • Admission Requirements depend on the programs and and respective Graduate Colleges. Aspirants can visit the appropriate application portal for detailed procedure. 

    Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for international undergraduate students for the academic year 2019- 20 are tabulated below:

    Tuition fee USD 55,640
    Student Government Association Fee USD 252
    Room and Board USD 15,670
    Personal Expenses USD 1,500
    Transportation USD 1,000
    Books USD 1,250
    Health Insurance USD 2,739
    TOTAL USD 78,051
    • Tuition fee for the graduate programs vary from $50,000 USD to $113,000 usd depending upon the program. 
    • Estimated annual living expenses for the students are $24,000 USD. 

    Financial Aid for International Students

    • The University offers student loans and various scholarships for international students to study in the US. Online application and submission of transcripts are required to avail the scholarships and loans.
    • The university offers a number of options to support international students financially.
    • The scholarships offered are The Regents Scholars' Awards, Blanche E. Seaver International Scholars' Awards, Charles Lam Scholarship, The Lydia Hayne Scholarship Fund and Church of Christ Scholarship.
    • Students are required to submit their SAT or Act scores in order to be eligible for the scholarships.
    • In order to be eligible for Church of Christ Scholarship, you have to provide a LOR from a church leader. The deadlines are February 15 for Fall applications and November 1 for Spring applications.

    Alumni

    • The alumni of Pepperdine University are offered with various benefits and services.
    • You can access campus services like libraries and recreation centres.
    • 10% discount is offered at Pepperdine Bookstore.
    • You can use the Alumni ID card to avail discounts at partner stores and services.
    • Some of the notable alumni are:
      • Sarah Attar, first female Olympian from Saudi Arabia
      • Chace Crawford, actor
      • Michelle Fields (Political Journalist)
      • Dan Haren (former professional baseball pitcher)

    Placement

    • 84% of students get work experience through on- campus student employment and internships.
    • Students are offered with various career services like career counselling.
    • Various professional development and mentoring opportunities are offered.
    • Various companies recruit students for jobs and internships.
    $56,3701st YEAR
    FEES

    15 months

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL78|PTE54

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL78|PTE54|GMAT500
    Degree Available

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available
    $53,6801st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available
    $53,6801st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    Pepperdine University Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    8739
    FAFSA Code
    001264
    Application Cost
    $65
    Accreditation
    ACS WASC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $53,680 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-80--
    IELTS-6.5--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score12951200139060
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing645600690-
    Mathematics650600700-
    ACT Check Detailed Score29263157
    English302634-
    Mathematics282530-

    Pepperdine University Acceptance Rate

    39.8 %

    acceptance rate

    11704

    total applicants

    8739

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    41.3%

    Male

    58.7%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    39.8%
    Total Applicants
    9544
    Total Enrolled
    3803
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    39.8%
    Total Applicants
    12387
    Total Enrolled
    4936

    Pepperdine University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Pepperdine University Enrollment
    8739
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    3803
    Graduate Enrollment
    4936
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    87.8%

    Attendance Cost

    $53,680

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $53,680 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $50,940 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,500 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $14,870 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,500 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $14,870 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,500 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    Program wise accreditation
    Law Programs
    American Bar Association
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    Programs
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    925549744281178

    Ranking

    2021202020192018
    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

    Ranked #878

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    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    8.2 out of 10
    9.3/10Academic
    7.3/10Accommodation
    8.0/10Faculty
    8.0/10Infrastructure
    8.3/10Placement
    8.3/10Social Life

    Reviews

    rv
    7.5 /10

    During my bachelor's, I had made up my mind to go to the USA for masters. So while going through a lot of MBA courses, I liked this course over other courses because of its concentration on media, sports, and entertainment. I applied to the University through the program's intended website for an application fee of $65.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course focuses on the management of digital media that has suddenly grown in big because of the advent of the internet. The course gives a concentration on marketing, management and administration.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    AR
    7.8 /10

    As I wanted to pursue my master's in the field of business from the USA, I met many counselors and lastly applied to this university. The university was committed to the high standards of academic excellence and was among the top-ranked universities in the USA. I had secured a GPA of 9 in my undergraduate studies. The application procedure was through online application submission. I also paid $65 for the application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    A two-year course is completed in five trimesters and consists of 55 units of coursework, a business internship, and 60 hours of co-curricular activities. Students have to opt from a variety of fields, depending on personal and professional interests. The areas include applied analytics, finance, entrepreneurship, market, and dispute resolution. A total of 55 units were required in my coursework.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    TS
    9.3 /10

    I was a bit late in deciding upon the colleges so Pepperdine University was the only option I was left with. After taking admission to the university I was fully satisfied. It is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. It has consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study.

    Course Curriculum :

    Modern concepts and topics are included in the curriculum. The evaluation is also based on the modern methods of studies.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    +1-310-5064000
    TELEPHONE
    24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
    ADDRESS

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Airport
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Super Market

    Bus Station

    Malibu Canyon / Civic Center0.32 km
    Malibu Canyon / Civic Center0.33 km
    Pacific Coast Highway / John Tyler0.98 km
    Malibu Canyon / Pacific Coast Highway1.14 km
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    Airport

    Helispot 88-B1.02 km

    Shopping Mall

    Malibu Colony Plaza1.67 km
    Malibu Country Mart2.27 km
    Malibu Lumber Yard2.33 km
    Malibu Village2.42 km

    Super Market

    Whole Foods2.17 km
    Whole Foods Market2.18 km
    Malibu Family Wines6.69 km

    Book Store

    Pepperdine University Bookstore0.72 km
    Malibu Shaman2.25 km
    MALIBU MAGAZINE2.30 km
    Breakout Publishing4.76 km

    Pharmacy

    CVS Pharmacy1.65 km
    Ralphs Pharmacy1.65 km
    Super Care Drugs Pharmacy1.90 km
    Shahram Soroudi, PharmD2.51 km
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    Restaurant

    Ollo1.72 km
    Malibu chili cook off1.80 km
    Subway Restaurants1.86 km
    Tra di Noi2.23 km
    Show More

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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