Admissions Information

The application fee is $65 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at Pepperdine University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationwww.pepperdine.edu/admission/
Online Applicationhttps://seaver.pepperdine.edu/admission/application/undergraduate/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 31.72% and the yield is 17.93%. 4,598 men and 8,166 women applied to Pepperdine University and 1,632 men and 2,417 women students were accepted. Among them, 335 men and 391 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants12,7644,5988,166
Admitted4,0491,6322,417
Enrolled726335391
Acceptance Rate 31.72%35.49%29.60%
Yield 17.93%20.53%16.18%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 502 students (69% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 298 students (41%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 700 and the 25th percentile is 610. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 620 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 32 (75th percentile) and 27 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing610700
SAT Math620750
ACT Composite2732
ACT Math2530
ACT English2835
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Pepperdine University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,148, ACT: 68 - Private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Pepperdine University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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