Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)


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Pepperdine University is ranked 58 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 199 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 61%
Applicants who took ACT 56%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+11%
600-69940%
600+51%

SAT Math Score

700+17%
600-69942%
600+59%

ACT Score

30-3635%
24-2954%
24+89%

Students applied11,111
Students admitted4,097
Admission rate37%

Students per faculty14

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,740
Fees$252
Room and board$14,870
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$68,362

Cost after need-based aid$32,079
Cost after non-need-based aid$49,839

Average debt at graduation$29,640

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$61,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met76%
Average need-based aid$36,283
Average non-need-based aid$18,523

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,542

Full-Time

Men1,305
Women1,917

Part-Time

Men157
Women163

Freshmen retained90%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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