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Pepperdine University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1937
Affiliation: Church of Christ
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,061
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $521,000,000
Admissions Address

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Website

http://www.pepperdine.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Paul Long (Dean)
Admissions office telephone: (310) 506-4392
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/admission/information/apply.htm  
Tuition deposit: $750 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A 3
Total academic units N/A 28


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 28%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 28%
Total applicants: 7,479
Total acceptances: 2,096
Total freshman enrollment: 703
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 2,608
Male acceptances: 910
Male freshman enrollment: 321
 
Female applicants: 4,871
Female acceptances: 1,186
Female freshman enrollment: 382
Out-of-state freshmen: 55%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 834
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 359
Students enrolled from waiting list: 31


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 45%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 73%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 - 670
Math: 570 - 680
Combined: 1130 - 1350


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 13.0% 17.4%
600-699 46.5% 49.5%
500-599 32.6% 26.5%
400-499 7.3% 6.2%
300-399 0.6% 0.2%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 43%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 - 29


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 20.4% N/A N/A
24-29 56.5% N/A N/A
18-23 22.4% N/A N/A
12-17 0.7% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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