Pepperdine, founded in 1937, is a private, church-affiliated, arts and sciences university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Law and Public Policy; the Divisions of Business, Communications, Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Science, Religion, and Social Science; and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Its 830-acre campus is located in Malibu, 12 miles from Santa Monica.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,712
Undergraduates
1,571
Men - 42.3%
2,146
Women - 57.8%
6,095
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 11,855 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
679 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
663 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$85,202
Tuition and Fees
$63,142
Room and Board
$18,560
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$47,119
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,429
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
412
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
25%
10-19
44%
20-29
21%
30-39
6%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
Over 100
1%
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Malibu Population
11,519
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
King Neptune
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
14.6%
Black/African-American
5%
Hispanic/Latino
19.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
50.9%
Unknown
1.9%
International Students
8.6% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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