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Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
The front entrance of Pepperdine credit: en:user:Wolffystyle
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
3,222 Undergraduates
37% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, California
90263
(310) 506-4000
www.pepperdine.edu/

Pepperdine University, located in Malibu, California, is a private, non-profit Christian research university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. George Pepperdine, who established Western Auto Supply Company, founded Pepperdine University in 1937. It is one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. Its campus is 830 acres and overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and the school is typically on the list of Princeton University’s Most Beautiful Campuses. Pepperdine’s motto, which comes from Matthew 10:8, is “Freely ye received, freely give.” Notable alumni include actor Chace Crawford, Former U.S. Representative Todd Russell Platts, actress Kim Fields, journalist Michelle Fields, singer Brandy, journalist Bill Weir and eHarmony co-founder Neil Clark Warren. The school’s colors are blue and orange and its mascot is Willie the Wave. Pepperdine’s sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – WCC, and it has won Division I team championships in men’s baseball, golf, volleyball, water polo and tennis. The varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, track and water polo, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf and soccer. The university used to have a football team from 1946 to 1961, and its first mascot was Roland the Wave.

Location

Malibu is a beach city in western Los Angeles County, California, situated about 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. Known for its Mediterranean climate, a 21-mile strip of the Malibu coast incorporated in 1991 into the City of Malibu. The area is known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, and other affluent residents. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

69

restaurants score

Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

103

New Transfer Students

Admissions
37%

Acceptance Rate

18%

Enrollment Yield

1110-1330

SAT Range

11,111

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$39,637

Typical Cost

$51,992

Average Tuition

84%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$23,875

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

84

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, eight sororities and six fraternities to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekend
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

West Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

West Coast Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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