A Pepperdine private education is taught by distinguished faculty members, and its comprehensive degree programs are recognized as among the best in higher education. In consideration of students' convenience, classes are offered at multiple times, campus locations, and formats.

Key Facts


  • #49 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2022
  • #53 in Business
  • #46 in Best Value Schools
  • #18 for Best Undergraduate Teaching

Year founded

  • 1937

School type

  • Private

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 3,604

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 4,099

Student-faculty ratio

  • 13:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 40%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1300 / ACT 32

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.95

International student population

  • 120

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.9

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 89%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $52,200 

Popular majors

  • Business, Psychology, Communication, Sports Medicine

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $69,252
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, The Graziadio Business School, The Graduate School of Education and Psychology, The School of Law, The School of Public Policy.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program at Seaver College prepares students for careers in accounting, business, or management.

The Seaver College Communication major prepares students to excel as communicators, whether in the domestic professional sphere, the non-profit sector, or the international business world.

The Seaver College Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine prepares students for careers in applied or clinical health professions or for graduate work in disciplines related to the exercise science.

  • Famous alumni include James K. Hahn, Mayor of Los Angeles (former); Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder eHarmony; Nicole Kidman, Actress 
Kings alumni at Pepperdine University

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