Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 66.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 53.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 38.10%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 11.60%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 49.70%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 36.70%
SAT I Math score 700+: 17.60%
SAT I Math score 600+: 54.30%
ACT score 24-29: 53.70%
ACT score 30-36: 33.00%
ACT score 24+: 86.7%
Students applied: 9,923
Students admitted: 3,781
Admission rate: 38%
Students per faculty: 13
4-year graduation rate: 75.9%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 94%
Full-time enrolled men: 1,297
Full-time enrolled women: 1,931
Part-time enrolled men: 148
Part-time enrolled women: 157
Total enrollment: 3,533

COSTS

Tuition: $49,770
Room and board: $14,330
Est. book expense: $1,500
Fees: $252
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 77%
Average need-based aid: $37,026
Average non-need-based aid: $17,979
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
670
Average aid package: $40,307
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,706
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 48%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
37%
% receiving student loans: 57%