About Pepperdine University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Pepperdine University cost?

Pepperdine University Cost of Attendance
In-state $50,022
Out-of-state $50,022
On-Campus Room and Board $14,330
Off-Campus Room and Board $13,810
Average Annual Cost $39,637
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Pepperdine University Financial Aid and Debt

75%

Students paying down their debt

$26,000

Typical Total Student Debt

$269

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 84% $32,067
Federal Grants 20% $5,927
Pell grants 18% $4,421
Other federal grants 11% $3,746
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 13% $9,005
Institutional grants or scholarships 84% $23,752
Student loan aid 45% $9,328
Federal student loans 44% $7,532
Other student loans 6% $14,941

Pepperdine University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Play a sport 133 Up to $600
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Attend a summer program 119 Up to $4,500
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Pepperdine University Admissions

What is Pepperdine University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 37%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 61% of applicants
SAT Reading 550-650
SAT Math 560-680
SAT Writing 550-650
ACT Submissions 56% of applicants
Composite Score 26-31

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Pepperdine University Campus Life

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

130

Forbes Ranking

76%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

87%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3698
Living on campus
Transfer Students 20%
Under Age 25 36%
Gender Balance
Men
41%
Women
59%

Student Diversity

74%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
46.94%
Unknown
19.42%
Hispanic or Latino
15.36%
Asian
12.03%
Black or African American
5.65%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.38%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.22%

Pepperdine University Graduation Success

90%

First Year Student Retention

76%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$61,100

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Pepperdine University

Address

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Doctoral/Research Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify