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Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy

Malibu, CA 90263-0001

www.pepperdine.edu

Admission Office

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

(310) 506-4392

Fax : (310) 506-4861

admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu

Contact : Ashley Nguyen

Interim Director of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Church Of Christ

Church of Christ

College Board Code: 4630

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 86.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,583

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 726

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 77.0%

Average financial aid package : $40,747.00

In-State Tuition : $58,002.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $58,002.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Education, psychology, and business graduate campuses in Calabasas, Encino, Irvine, and West Los Angeles.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Apr 1

Regular application due: Jan 15

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 10

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 15

College will notify student : Apr 5

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jan 15

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Apr 1

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : May 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 15

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 13 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 86.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 91.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 32.0%
Communications/Journalism : 20.0%
Social Sciences : 9.0%
Parks And Recreation : 7.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization M
Asian Studies/Civilization B
European Studies/Civilization B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B
Latin American Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies M
Finance, General B M
Human Resources Development M
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B M
Organizational Leadership M
Real Estate M
Research and Development Management M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Advertising B
Communication, General B M
International and Intercultural Communication B
Journalism B
Organizational Communication, General B
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication B
Radio and Television B M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster B

Education
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational/Instructional Technology D M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
Learning Sciences M
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M
Urban Education and Leadership M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Italian Language and Literature B
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Financial Mathematics M
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution B C M
International/Globalization Studies B
Mathematics and Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B
Nutrition Sciences B C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Physical Fitness Technician B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis M
Clinical Psychology D M
Industrial and Organizational Psychology B
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Policy Analysis M

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Acting B
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Art/Art Studies, General B
Directing and Theatrical Production B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B
Playwriting and Screenwriting M
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 2.0%

Business : 2.0%

Medical : 3.0%

Other : 11.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : art museum, theatre, park, library.

Geographic Location : 14 miles from Santa Monica, 30 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,583

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 726

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,581

Graduate enrollment : 5,241

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 55.0%

Out of state students : 45.0%

Part Time students : 7.0%

Percentage of males : 42.0%

Percentage of females : 58.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Asian : 11.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 14.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 49.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 12.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students required to attend weekly convocation. Freshmen and sophomores live on campus or at home with parent or guardian if single and under 21.

18.0% Men who Join Fraternities

27.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Graphic

Student Newspaper URL : http://pepperdine-graphic.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 99.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 60.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Waves

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Intramural

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Minority students services

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Other Sports : Surfing


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $65.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 12,764

Admitted : 4,049

Enrolled : 726

Very selective 32.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive

Offered place on waitlist : 1,088

Number accepting place : 629

Accepted from list : 328



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Important

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Racial/Ethnic Status

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record and test scores most important. Special talents, school and community activities, letters of recommendation, personal qualities also considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 46.0%

Top Quarter : 77.0%

Top Half : 97.0%

Bottom Half : 3.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 24.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 19.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 7.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 27.0%

600 - 699 : 55.0%

500 - 599 : 17.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 42.0%

600 - 699 : 42.0%

500 - 599 : 15.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 50.0%

24 - 29 : 40.0%

18 - 23 : 9.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 30.0%

24 - 29 : 54.0%

18 - 23 : 14.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 66.0%

24 - 29 : 24.0%

18 - 23 : 8.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Advanced Placement Seaver College grants advanced placement and unit credit to students who have received the grade of 3 or higher on most tests administered in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Some tests require a grade of 4 or higher to be accepted for credit. Course credit is also given for grades of 5 or better on most of the Higher Level Examinations of the International Baccalaureate program. A maximum of 32 units may be earned by examination (including AP, CLEP, and IB credit). The Academic Advising Center has the most current information regarding requirements for credit by examination.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

0

0

Math

0

0

Science

0

0

Social Studies

0

0

Foreign Language

0

0

Academic Electives

0

0

Science Lab

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 69.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 41.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

620 - 750

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

610 - 700

ACT Composite

27 - 32


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

4

ART 101

All

3-D Art and Design

4

4

ART 101

All

Art History

4

3

ARTH 200.01

All

Biology

3

4

--

All

Calculus AB

3

7

MATH 150.01 – Calculus I (4) + waive MATH 140.01 – Calculus for Business and Economics (3)

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 150.01 – Calculus I and MATH 151.01

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

--

MATH 150.01 – Calculus I (4) + waive MATH 140.01 – Calculus for Business and Economics (3)

All

Chemistry

3

4

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

CHIN 152.01

All

4

4

CHIN 251.01

All

5

4

CHIN 252.01

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

Computer Science A

3

4

TCOS 100.01

All

5

4

COSC 105.01

All

Computer Science Principles

3

--

COSC 105.01

All

Drawing

4

4

ART 103

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

ENG 101.01

All

English Literature and Composition

3

4

--

All

4

4

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

4

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FRE 152.01

All

4

4

FRE 251.01

All

5

4

FRE 252.01

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

GER 152.01

All

4

4

GER 251.01

All

5

4

GER 252.01

All

Human Geography

3

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

ITAL 152.01

All

4

4

ITAL 251.01

All

5

4

ITAL 252.01

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

JAPN 152.01

All

4

4

JAPN 251.01

All

5

4

JAPN 252.01

All

Latin

3

4

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 211.01

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 210.01 BA 210.01

All

Music Theory

3

2

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 200.01

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPAN 152.01

All

4

4

SPAN 251.01

All

5

4

SPAN 252.01

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

4

SPAN 152.01

All

4

4

SPAN 251.01

All

5

4

SPAN 252.01

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

4

POSC 104.01

All

United States History

3

4

--

All

4

4

HIST 204.01

All

World History: Modern

3

4

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

4

American Literature

50

4

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

4

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

4

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

50

4

French I

50

4

German I

50

4

History of United States I

50

4

History of United States II

50

4

Human Growth and Development

50

4

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

4

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

4

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

4

Principles of Management

50

4

Principles of Marketing

50

4

Principles of Microeconomics

50

4

Spanish I

50

4

Western Civilization I

50

4

Western Civilization II

50

4

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 84.0%

% of loans / jobs : 16.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 100.0%

% Judged to have need : 53.0%

% that were offered aid : 53.0%

% that had need fully met : 21.0%

% of need met : 77.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $40,747.00

Avg non need-based aid : $19,506.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $37,678.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,956.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $34,711.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 15

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 5

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Janet Lockhart

Financial aid office phone : (310) 506-4301

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,810.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$58,002.00

$58,002.00

$58,002.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$58,002.00

$58,002.00

$58,002.00

Room and board:

$16,160.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,250.00

$1,250.00

$1,250.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$77,912.00

$61,752.00

$61,752.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$77,912.00

$61,752.00

$61,752.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

Water Polo

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 64

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 64

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 897

Transfers admitted percentage: 35.0%

Transfers admitted: 319

Transfers enrolled percentage: 15.0%

Transfers enrolled: 136

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 15

Application fee: $65.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $58,002.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,160.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,810.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $3,929,653.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 213

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 105

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser