Pepperdine University Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Malibu, CA, Pepperdine University is one of the best universities in the state of California. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Pepperdine University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Pepperdine University.

24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263
Phone: (310) 506-4392
Email: [email protected]
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Rankings: Pepperdine University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 58
Score: 51
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.1
Graduation and retention ranking: 51
Average freshman retention rate: 89.0%
6-year graduation rate: 81.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 85%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -4
Faculty resources ranking: 34
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 67.8%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.7%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 14:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 77.9%
Student selectivity ranking: 66
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1110-1350
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 40%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 75%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 34.4%
Financial resources rank: 58
Alumni giving rank: 133
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 11.5%

Pepperdine University History

Essential Facts: Pepperdine University

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 58%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 18%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 31%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 50%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 74%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, volleyball, water polo
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook