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Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA USA 90263

Pepperdine University is a private research university located near Malibu, California. Founded in 1937, the school is rooted in Christian values and delivers an education that combines academic excellence and spiritual exploration. Across the country, it is well known for its Caruso School of Law and Graziadio Business School. Its many notable alumni have pursued successful careers in entertainment, politics, and professional sports. Noteable Alumni include retired CEO of United Oscar Munoz, Mayor of Los Angeles James K Hahn, and Founder of eHarmony Dr. Neil Clark Warren.

Ranked 77 nationwide, Pepperdine is a selective school. Its acceptance rate is 42%, and its graduation rate is 89%. Pepperdine’s tuition rate is $59,450 per year, plus fees. Over 6,700 undergraduates and over 3,500 postgraduates are enrolled. The university boasts a 13:1 student-teacher ratio. Pepperdine offers over 45 undergraduate majors. Its five schools offer numerous postgraduate degrees, joint degrees, and certifications. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Known across the nation as one of the most beautiful college campuses, Pepperdine overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is just 20 minutes from Los Angeles. As a Christian school, Pepperdine promotes spiritual exploration as a chief component of education. Students of all faiths participate in the university’s prayer gatherings, student-led ministries, and the Hub for Spiritual Life. In addition, students enjoy Pepperdine’s 70 student clubs and organizations, including more than a dozen sororities and fraternities. Studying abroad is also a huge component of a Pepperdine education. The majority of students take part in the university’s highly ranked study abroad programs. In fact, Pepperdine itself has locations in Washington, D.C.; Buenos Aires; London; Heidelberg, Germany; Florence; and Lausanne, Switzerland.

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