Tool December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 61.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 56.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 40.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 11.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 51.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 42.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 17.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 59.00%
ACT score 24-29: 54.00%
ACT score 30-36: 35.00%
ACT score 24+: 89%
Students applied: 11,111
Students admitted: 4,097
Admission rate: 37%
Students per faculty: 14
4-year graduation rate: 76%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 90%
Full-time enrolled men: 1,305
Full-time enrolled women: 1,917
Part-time enrolled men: 157
Part-time enrolled women: 163
Total enrollment: 3,542

COSTS

Tuition: $51,740
Room and board: $14,870
Est. book expense: $1,500
Fees: $252
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 76%
Average need-based aid: $36,283
Average non-need-based aid: $18,523
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
828
Average aid package: $40,113
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,644
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 46%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
44%
% receiving student loans: 60%