Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service and leadership. Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study, Pepperdine is where you're inspired to learn as you learn to inspire. Pepperdine University has top-ranked programs for graduate and undergraduate studies, with separate schools dedicated to business, education and psychology, law, liberal arts, and public policy.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Religion

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

First-year applicants will submit their application to Pepperdine through the Common Application, which is available each year on August 1. The following must be submitted: 

  • Completed Common Application ($65 application fee, common application personal essay, Pepperdine essay)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional for spring 2021 and fall 2021 admission)
For full descriptions of the application requirements, please reference Pepperdine Seaver College's first-year admission requirements

Transfer

Students who have graduated from high school and completed any number of college units at the time of applying must apply as a transfer applicant. Transfer applicants will submit their application to Pepperdine through the Common Application, which is available each year on August 1. The following must be submitted: 

  • Completed Common Application ($65 application fee & Pepperdine essay)
  • Proof of Official High School Completion
  • College transcript(s)
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional)
For full descriptions of the application requirements, please reference Pepperdine Seaver College's transfer admission requirements

Visit us

In addition to campus visit opportunities, we have many virtual experiences available to learn about Pepperdine regardless of where you are. 

Admissions office

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School location
Address

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263, United States of America

Phone number

(310) 506-4392

Region

West

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