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 (1,305) than USD (1,280).
  • Both Pepperdine University and USD have the same submitted ACT scores (29).
  • Pepperdine University has more students with 9,554 students while USD has 8,861 students.
  • USD has more full-time faculties with 486 faculties while Pepperdine University has 391 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
92% ($29,601)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($30,353)
$29,601Average Amount of Financial Aid$30,353
39.85 %Acceptance Rates49.79 %
18.48 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)16.49 %
1,305SAT Score1,280
29ACT Score29
89 %Graduation Rate80 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
85 %Retention Rate84 %
9,554Student Population8,861
391Number of Faculties486
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 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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