Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)


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Pepperdine University is ranked 53 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 171 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 66%
Applicants who took ACT 53%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+12%
600-69938%
600+50%

SAT Math Score

700+18%
600-69937%
600+54%

ACT Score

30-3633%
24-2954%
24+87%

Students applied9,923
Students admitted3,781
Admission rate38%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,770
Fees$252
Room and board$14,330
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$65,852

Cost after need-based aid$28,826
Cost after non-need-based aid$47,873

Average debt at graduation$34,820

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$59,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met77%
Average need-based aid$37,026
Average non-need-based aid$17,979

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,533

Full-Time

Men1,297
Women1,931

Part-Time

Men148
Women157

Freshmen retained94%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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