Pepperdine University School of Law

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Pepperdine University School of Law

Pepperdine University is an independent, medium-sized university enrolling approximately 7,700 students in five colleges and schools—Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and the School of Public Policy. Courses are taught in Malibu; at four graduate campuses in Southern California; at permanent program facilities in Washington, DC; and at international campuses in Germany, England, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, and China. The School of Law was founded in 1964 as Orange University College of Law, prior to being acquired by Pepperdine in 1969. In 1975, Pepperdine University School of Law received full approval from the American Bar Association (ABA) and accreditation from the California State Bar. Originally located in Santa Ana, the School of Law moved to the beautiful Malibu campus in 1978.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.pepperdine.edu/
Address: 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
Admission Phone: (310) 506-4631
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students610
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Tuition $52,200 per year (full-time, in-state)
$52,200 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$27,600
Founded In1972
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline04/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Pepperdine University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Pepperdine University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
mv93 162 A 2.70

Accepted

Yes - - - 5 months ago
krisbrad57 165 A 3.95

Accepted

Yes 12/23/17 12/24/17 01/18/18 10 months ago
gilbert2252 157 A 3.27

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
Tgilmo45 160 A 3.25

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
lapin14 140 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
Pm67 155 P 3.46

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
jonahshaf 159 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

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nonaaxo 170 P 3.61

Interested In Applying

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carvwa 165 P 2.50

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
austintrickey 160 A 3.25

Interested In Applying

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lmfleisc 159 A 3.51

Interested In Applying

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Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

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bwsander 165 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

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57Lawyer 175 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

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Relreich 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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Bailey22 156 A 3.51

Interested In Applying

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arielbriana95 151 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

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SedinaS 170 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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dsandhu11 162 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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bochenpan 153 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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mfheath 155 P 3.54

Interested In Applying

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Lawschool 170 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

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AbigailY 169 P 3.46

Interested In Applying

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cydneyswain 165 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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not 155 A 2.00

Interested In Applying

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bfairwea 168 P 3.55

Interested In Applying

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cevera 180 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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Ashleis09 150 A 3.36

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Pending

- - - 3 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants20772077
Number of Offers870870
Number of Matriculants154154
75% GPA3.733.73
Median GPA3.623.62
25% GPA3.273.27
75% LSAT162162
Median LSAT160160
25% LSAT154154
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students598
Total Students Receiving Grants411
% of Students Receiving Grants69
75% Grant Amount$40,000
Median Grant Amount$27,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship125
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)26
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship20%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (33)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (31)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (5)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (97)
  • Hispanics (22)
  • Black or African American (4)
  • Asian (7)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (18)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (7)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (18)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (3)


  • Total Women% (49)
  • Total Men% (50)
Pepperdine University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 222 66.22%
2016 172 69.19%
2015 196 87.24%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (150)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (40)
  • Employed Other (4)
  • Unemployed (40)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association