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Pepperdine University Stats, Info and Facts

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7,604 Students

40% Admitted

  • 7,710 full time
  • 2,209 part time
  • 2,360 men full time
  • 3,035 women full time
  • 7,949 applied
  • 2,436 admitted
  • 627 enrolled

3,604 Undergraduates

$49,770 Tuition/Year

  • 4,157 Graduates
  • 16 Non-Degree
  • $49,770 in state
  • $252 fees
  • $15,320 room & board
  • $1,250 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Churches of Christ
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Orange and blue
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Camila from Encino, CA
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  • The place where God wants me. The place that makes that's helping me become a better person. The place where I will make lasting friendships and life-changing, world-impacting decisions.…

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  • Pepp Student
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  • Pepperdine University is a place for students who really want to make the most out of their college experience. The campus is absolutely phenomenal, the people are incredibly nice and…

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  • Anna from Tualatin, OR
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  • Pepperdine is a small, community based Christian school that truly cares about your experience. The academic rigor, opportunities and small class sizes make it a highly accredited university. The location…

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  • LitNerd from Orange County, CA
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  • Pepperdine University is an odd school that's at once religious and secular, academic and close-minded, conservative and rowdy. Christian worship and ministry opportunities are prevalent on campus but there's…

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Mission Statement

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.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Brittany from Malibu, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The view of Malibu is amazing! When you get tired of studying or you need to relax, there is plenty of ways to hike down the hill to the ocean with your friends. Originally a Texan, I love how the ocean is so vast and majestic looking in the evening. Pepperdine is just like a movie; and at dusk, you can see the sun set over the ocean from almost anywhere on campus. And as a Zoey 101 fan, it is also pretty awesome to know Seaver campus was the set of Pacific Coast Academy (PCA).

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  • 5
  • Catherine from Malibu, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Being Christian, I have found a HUGE, diverse community of like-minded individuals ready to welcome me. For anyone Christian, Pepperdine will most likely prove a home away from home. For anyone not Christian, I think Pepperdine will still prove to be such. The student body is overwhelmingly friendly, there are groups to serve any interest (and no barriers to starting groups), you're in a beautiful area of Southern California removed from Los Angeles, but at the same time it's not far, if that's your scene.

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  • 5
  • Kristin
  • I am a current student here

    Pepperdine's campus is absolutely beautiful, and everybody is pretty friendly. There is definitely a sense of community, and is the perfect school for someone who doesn't want a tiny school, but still wants that sense of community. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in clubs, groups, and other extra curriculars as well.

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  • 5
  • Sharon from Malibu, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Faculty and students are all incredibly friendly and helpful. It's a beautiful, safe campus and the beach is literally right across the street. The study abroad program (intended for sophomore year) is well-organized and a must-do for Pepperdine students.

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  • 5
  • Acamy from North Las Vegas, NV
  • I am a current student here

    At first, I was extremely reluctant to come to Pepperdine because of how expensive it was. I have no regrets in coming here. Pepperdine has been the best experience of my life. The people you meet here are the kinds of people I want to keep in my life. The spiritual vibe is amazing. I came to Pepperdine without having a solid religion of my own. By the third month I was there, the church took me in like one of their own. It was a life-changing experience. I love it. The professors are extremely supportive. If you need help. want advice, or just want to talk, they'll be more than happy to converse with you!

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