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Welcome and thank you for your interest in Pepperdine, one of the world's leading private universities!

Pepperdine is a center for the globally minded. More interconnected than ever, the relationships and the knowledge that we acquire through higher education underscores the importance of obtaining a truly global education and network. In your university selection, please consider that more than 65% of Pepperdine undergraduates have studied abroad by the time of graduation, compared to about 1% of all U.S. students enrolled in higher education in the United States. This results in inherent and dynamic global conversations in Pepperdine classrooms, residence halls, and in your research and conversations with faculty.

At Pepperdine we celebrate our international students. While the national average of enrolled students includes a 5% international population, at Pepperdine, 10% of our student body is made up of incredibly talented students from over 80 countries. International students expand student's critical thinking and scope of inquiry. As global citizens at Pepperdine, you and your classmates will tackle some of life's biggest human questions, as well as help meet the world's most practical needs and seek solutions to our most pressing injustices.

You will find Pepperdine ranks among the top elite national universities from academics to value, yet an important distinction from our peers is our faculty mentorship, our 13:1 student-faculty ratio, and our commitment to students' spiritual as well as academic development. Pepperdine University is a safe place to grow and learn, just minutes from one of the world's leading global cities and airports.

Please feel free to contact the Office of International Student Services. We aim to be a helpful resource to you from admissions, to obtaining and helping you maintain your immigration status in the U.S., to your success as an international student here on campus.

Thanks again for your interest in Pepperdine University. I invite you to join us in our University's mission to lead purposeful lives as service-minded leaders throughout the world.


Brooke Cutler
Senior Associate Director of Admission & International Student Services

Admission Information

Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic achievements and personal qualities and accomplishments. Below you will find general information on Pepperdine's degree and program offerings. For specific admission inquiries please use the links below to navigate to the admission webpage for your program of choice.

 Undergraduate Admission

Seaver College Admission

Pepperdine University's Seaver College is the traditional liberal arts college, which houses 8 academic divisions and offers 44 majors and 37 minors. Seaver College is intended for students who are in college for the first time or transfer students who would like a traditional undergraduate educational experience.

Graziadio Business School Admission

Although the Graziadio Business School is known for it's post baccalaureate degree offerings, an undergraduate Bachelors of Science in Management is offered as a degree completion program for students with over 60 completed transferable units and over 2 years of full time work experience.

 Graduate Admission

Pepperdine offers a variety of graduate programs and certificates for students who have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For detailed admission process and application requirement information, please visit the appropriate admission office for your program of interest.

Contact Us

Office of International Student Services
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263



Undergrad Applicants

Graduate Applicants