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PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, MALIBU, CALIFORNIA

Malibu, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1937Established Year
  7710Enrollment

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

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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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 TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment902 million USD
Student Retention Rate72%
Work-study programyes
Student-Teacher Ratio12.5 to 1
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Housing Capacity52%
The annual cost of Attendance73,002 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmission-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

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.Sc Global Business$56,370
M.B.A Finance$50,940
M.B.A Digital Innovation and Information Systems$50,940
M.B.A Dispute Resolution$50,940
M.B.A Entertainment, Media and Sports Management$50,940

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:
TermDeadline
SpringOctober 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:
TestMinimum Required Score
TOEFL- iBT80
Duolingo English Test105
IELTS6.5
Duolingo English Test105
SAT 1- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500
ACT - Reading score24

Graduate Admissions

  • The deadlines for undergraduate admissions are tabulated below:
TermApplication Process starts from
Spring TermNovember 1
Fall TermJuly 1
Summer TermMarch 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 feeUSD 55,640
Student Government Association FeeUSD 252
Room and BoardUSD 15,670
Personal ExpensesUSD 1,500
TransportationUSD 1,000
BooksUSD 1,250
Health InsuranceUSD 2,739
TOTALUSD 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.
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Pepperdine University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population8739
FAFSA Code001264
Application Cost$65
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$53,680 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score129512001390 60%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing645600690-
Mathematics650600700-
ACTCheck Detailed Score292631 57%
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 Program39.8%
Total Applicants9544
Total Enrolled3803
Graduate
Graduate Programs39.8%
Total Applicants12387
Total Enrolled4936

Pepperdine University Enrollment

Enrollment
Pepperdine University Enrollment8739
Undergraduate Enrollment3803
Graduate Enrollment4936
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate87.8%

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$60,660 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$14,870 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,500 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
925549744281178
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.3/10

    10/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    10/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Tanuja sood, INDIA Integrated mba
    Pepperdine University
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MOST VALUABLE EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE

    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.

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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
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    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
    Malibu Canyon / Pacific Coast Highway1.18 Km
    Civic Center / Winter Canyon1.83 Km
    Civic Center / Stuart Ranch1.86 Km
    Civic Center / Webb158.2 Km
    Civic Center / Winter Canyon292.05 Km
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    Book Store

    Pepperdine University Bookstore0.72 Km
    Malibu Shaman2.25 Km
    MALIBU MAGAZINE2.3 Km
    Breakout Publishing4.76 Km

    Airport

    Helispot 88-B1.02 Km

    Pharmacy

    CVS Pharmacy1.65 Km
    Ralphs Pharmacy1.65 Km
    Super Care Drugs Pharmacy1.9 Km
    Shahram Soroudi, PharmD2.51 Km
    Thomas S. Park, RPh2.51 Km

    Shopping Mall

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

    Restaurant

    Ollo1.72 Km
    Malibu chili cook off1.8 Km
    Subway Restaurants1.86 Km
    Tra di Noi2.23 Km
    Taverna Tony2.24 Km
    Malibu Mutts Grill2.28 Km
    Sunlife Organics2.29 Km
    Cafe Habana2.33 Km
    Chipotle Mexican Grill2.36 Km
    Marmalade Cafe - Malibu2.45 Km
    Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Cafe2.5 Km
    Jack in the Box2.99 Km
    Casa Escobar Malibu3.03 Km
    Malibu Farm Pier Cafe3.19 Km
    Saddle Peak Lodge4.36 Km
    Geoffrey's5.83 Km
    Duke's Malibu6.81 Km
    Paradise Cove Beach Cafe7.53 Km
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    Super Market

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

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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