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
3,459
Undergraduates
1,464
Men - 42.3%
1,996
Women - 57.7%
6,095
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
42% of 11,768 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
653 average
600-720 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
645 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$80,152
Tuition and Fees
$59,702
Room and Board
$16,700
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$41,244
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,352
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
400
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
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
King Neptune
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
13.8%
Black/African-American
5.7%
Hispanic/Latino
17.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
53.1%
Unknown
1.5%
International Students
10.4% from 56 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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