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, Doctoral (Research), Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 52.71% and the yield is 16.39%. 4,282 men and 7,573 women applied to Pepperdine and 2,211 men and 4,038 women students were accepted. Among them, 400 men and 624 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,8554,2827,573
Admitted6,2492,2114,038
Enrolled1,024400624
Acceptance Rate 52.71%51.63%53.32%
Yield 16.39%18.09%15.45%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 192 students (19% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 35 students (3%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 630. The SAT Math score is 730 (75th) and 630 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 30 (75th percentile) and 25 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630710
SAT Math630730
ACT Composite2530
ACT Math2329
ACT English2433
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Pepperdine University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,155, ACT: 69 - private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program 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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Pepperdine 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 ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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