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
3,662
Undergraduates
1,524
Men - 41.6%
2,143
Women - 58.5%
6,368
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 11,466 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.75
SAT Math
681 average
635-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
686 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$88,802
Tuition and Fees
$66,742
Room and Board
$18,560
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$45,541
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,962
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
38
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
21%
10-19
50%
20-29
19%
30-39
7%
40-49
2%
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
63% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
King Neptune
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
15.4%
Black/African-American
4.3%
Hispanic/Latino
20.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
49.9%
Unknown
1.8%
International Students
8.8% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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