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 USD ($52,864).
  • It is harder to admit to Pepperdine University than USD.
  • Pepperdine University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,340) than USD (1,280).
  • Pepperdine University has higher submitted ACT score (30) than USD (29).
  • USD has more students with 9,073 students while Pepperdine University has 7,961 students.
  • USD has more full-time faculties with 476 faculties while Pepperdine University has 393 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Pepperdine University and University of San Diego.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Pepperdine UniversityUSD
Pepperdine Universityvs.USD
Malibu, CaliforniaLocationSan Diego, 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 and professional practice
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
$58,002Tuition & Fees$52,864
79% ($30,372)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($26,477)
$30,372Average Amount of Financial Aid$26,477
39.85 %Acceptance Rates49.79 %
18.48 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)16.49 %
1,340SAT Score1,280
30ACT Score29
86 %Graduation Rate81 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
91 %Retention Rate90 %
7,961Student Population9,073
393Number of Faculties476
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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