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Pepperdine University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University Description:

Pepperdine University's 830-acre campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. The university is affiliated with Churches of Christ, although students come from a wide range of racial and religious backgrounds. The university is made up of five different schools with the majority of undergraduate programs housed in the Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Business Administration is by far the most popular undergraduate major, and programs relating to communications and the media are also popular. In athletics, the Pepperdine Waves compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,319 (3,488 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Scholarships for Pepperdine (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,772
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,600
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $58,772

Pepperdine University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 78%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,926
    • Loans: $7,931

Most Popular Majors:

Advertising, Business Administration, Communication Studies, International Studies, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 73%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Pepperdine University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.pepperdine.edu/about/pepperdine/

"Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership."

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