Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
School Setting Suburb: Large: Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more.
Geographic RegionFar West AK CA HI NV OR WA
PresidentAndrew K. Benton
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate not-for-profit (religious affiliation) - Churches of Christ
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Semester
A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 7,319
Number of Men 2,993
Number of Women 4,326
Percentage Women59%
Percentage Men41 %
Full-time Students 5307
Part-time Students 2012
Number of Applicants 8,567
Number of Admitted 3,294
Admissions Rate 38%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 91%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 13 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $42,520
Books and Supplies $1,500
On Campus Room and Board $12,600
In-state Fees $252
Out of State Tuition $252
Application Fee $65
Estimated Total$57,189

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 64%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$29,883
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 24%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $5,326
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 21%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,237
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 44%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $7,351
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesMaster’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship
yesDoctor’s Degree – professional practice

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Business Administration and Management, General814
Clinical Psychology230
Psychology, General190
Education, General101
International Business/Trade/Commerce77
Educational Leadership and Administration, General63
Public Policy Analysis, General59
Political Science and Government, General56
International/Global Studies50
Economics, General47
Financial Mathematics47
Dispute Resolution44
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other36

Degrees Awarded by Level

Master's Degree1349
Bachelor's Degree1007
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)25
Doctor's Dgree - professional practice (new degree classification)18

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - West Coast Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - West Coast Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - West Coast Conference

Tel / Fax (310) 506-4861
Institution’s internet website address
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.