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Colleges / Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

About Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is a private, religious institution in the suburb of Malibu, California. Pepperdine University was founded in 1937. The college enrolls around 10,446 students per year, including 3,712 undergraduates.

Pepperdine University Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Pepperdine University is 53%. In 2022, 6,249 out of 11,855 total applicants were accepted.

Pepperdine University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19%

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Pepperdine University Campus Tours

Pepperdine University is locatedin the town of Malibu, California, in Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing Pepperdine University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

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College Info

24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263

Campus Setting: Suburban

Pepperdine University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jan 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pepperdine University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pepperdine University is Jan 15.

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Pepperdine University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1280 - 1430


Math SAT Range

630 - 730


Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1430 and Above


1280 to 1430


1280 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Pepperdine University students is 1342. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Pepperdine University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1280 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1280 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Pepperdine University.

Pepperdine University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Pepperdine University is like? There are approximately 10,446 students enrolled at Pepperdine University, including 3,712 undergraduate students and 6,734 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from CA and 43% percent of students are from other states.


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