The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • Pepperdine University has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,002) than Saint Mary's College of California ($50,660).
  • It is harder to admit to Pepperdine University than Saint Mary's College of California.
  • Pepperdine University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,305) than Saint Mary's College of California (1,162).
  • Pepperdine University has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Saint Mary's College of California (25).
  • Pepperdine University has more students with 9,554 students while Saint Mary's College of California has 3,439 students.
  • Pepperdine University has more full-time faculties with 391 faculties while Saint Mary's College of California has 203 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Pepperdine University and Saint Mary's College of California.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Pepperdine UniversitySaint Mary's College of California
Pepperdine Universityvs.Saint Mary's College of California
Malibu, CaliforniaLocationMoraga, California
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
$58,002Tuition & Fees$50,660
92% ($29,601)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)97% ($26,898)
$29,601Average Amount of Financial Aid$26,898
39.85 %Acceptance Rates81.62 %
18.48 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)17.07 %
1,305SAT Score1,162
29ACT Score25
89 %Graduation Rate73 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
85 %Retention Rate81 %
9,554Student Population3,439
391Number of Faculties203
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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