Pepperdine University

Malibu, California 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA, 90263
A Overall Grade
  • A Academics
  • B Athletics
  • B+ Campus
  • A Diversity
  • A- Value
  • C+ Party Scene

Pepperdine University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 31.72%
Acceptance Deadline January 15
Students Receiving Financial Aid 91.88%

Pepperdine University Cost

Net Price* $42,135
Average Total Aid Awarded $6,590
Students Receiving Financial Aid 91.88%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Pepperdine University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 14:1

Pepperdine University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Public Relations
  • Psychology
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Economics
  • Advertising
  • Political Science and Government
  • International Studies
  • International Business
  • Biology

Pepperdine University Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

Pepperdine University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 3,336
Part-Time Undergraduates 291

Pepperdine University Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process.'s advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Zach Wehrli
University of Chicago
Hey there! My name is Zach, and I'm a 2018 graduate of the University of Chicago. After graduating with honors in Political Science, I moved to Washington, DC to work as a Policy Associate at a nonprofit, where I worked on issues related to national security and foreign policy. Currently, I'm pursuing an MPP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; after graduation, I'll be joining the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat. I also have more than three years of professional experience in college admissions, including a fellowship in a top 10 undergraduate admissions office and two years as a part-time admissions consultant. Outside of school and work, I enjoy traveling, reading, and getting outdoors as much as possible!

Accepted to:

Zoë Edington
University of California – Berkeley
Hi there! My name is Zoe (she/her/hers). In high school, I participated in dual enrollment, which eventually helped me graduate with two AA degrees and start college with junior status. I later went to UC Berkeley and graduated in 2018 with a BA in anthropology. As a college student I was unsure about the type of career that I wanted, so I joined a lot of student clubs, enrolled in random classes, and gained a variety of skills. I loved traveling so I studied abroad for a summer in Spain and a year in Australia, doing internships in both countries. I am passionate about educational equity and passing the torch to help future generations. I have worked with for two years and I have advised clients who had a variety of academic interests. Some of the colleges that my previous clients have been accepted to include UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Duke Kunshan University.

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