Accreditation Peer Institutions

Peer institutions are those universities that are comparable to Pepperdine University in one or more characteristics. These characteristics may include mission, size, enrollment, selectivity, or program offerings. While no one institution is a perfect match, peer institutions can be a resource for comparison when examining practices, policies, curriculums, or programs.

Pepperdine Schools

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Seaver College (Undergraduate)

Private not-for-profit | DRU

Peer Schools

  • Baylor University, Private not-for-profit | RU/H
  • Calvin College, Private not-for-profit | Bac/A&S
  • Loyola Marymount University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • Macalester College, Private not-for-profit | Bac/A&S
  • Occidental College, Private not-for-profit | Bac/A&S
  • Santa Clara University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • Southern Methodist University, Private not-for-profit | RU/H
  • St. Olaf College, Private not-for-profit | Bac/A&S
  • University of San Diego, Private not-for-profit | DRU
  • Valparaiso University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • Wheaton College, Private not-for-profit | Bac/A&S

Graziadio Business School (Graduate)

Private not-for-profit | DRU

Peer Schools

  • Babson College, Private not-for-profit | Spec/Bus
  • DePaul University, Private not-for-profit | DRU
  • Loyola Marymount University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • Pace University, Private not-for-profit | DRU
  • Northeastern University, Private not-for-profit | RU/H
  • University of Denver, Private not-for-profit | RU/H

School of Public Policy (Graduate)

Private not-for-profit | DRU

Peer Schools

  • Luskin School of Public Affairs (UCLA), Public | RU/VH
  • School of Public Policy (UMD), Public | RU/VH
  • Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC), Private not-for-profit | RU/VH
  • The Bush School of Government & Public Service (Texas A&M), Public | RU/VH

Graduate School of Education and Psychology (Graduate)

Private not-for-profit | DRU

Peer Schools

  • Azusa Pacific University, Private not-for-profit | DRU (Psychology)
  • Chapman University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L (Psychology)
  • Loyola Marymount University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L (Ed & Psychology)
  • Rosemead School of Psychology (Biola U.), Private not-for-profit | DRU (Psychology)
  • University of Denver, Private not-for-profit | RU/H (Psychology)

School of Law (Graduate)

Private not-for-profit | DRU

Peer Schools

  • Baylor University, Private not-for-profit | RU/H
  • Loyola Marymount University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • Santa Clara University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • University of San Diego, Private not-for-profit | DRU

IT Department

Private not-for-profit | DRU

Peer Schools

  • Baylor University, Private not-for-profit | RU/H
  • Georgetown University, Private not-for-profit | RU/VH
  • Loyola Marymount University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • Santa Clara University, Private not-for-profit | Master's L
  • Universiy of San Diego, Private not-for-profit | DRU

University Library

Private not-for-profit | DRU

Peer Schools

  • Baylor University, Private not-for-profit | RU/H
  • Rice University, Private not-for-profit | RU/VH
  • University of Notre Dame, Private not-for-profit | RU/VH
  • University of San Diego, Private not-for-profit | DRU
  • Wake Forest University, Private not-for-profit | RU/H

Carnegie Basic University, College, and Institution Classification Categories

RU/VH: Research Universities (Very High Research Activity)

RU/H: Research Universities (High Research Activity)

DRU: Doctoral/Research Universities

Master's L: Master's Colleges and Universities (Larger Programs)

Bac/A&S: Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts and Sciences 

Spec/Faith: Theological Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Other Faith-Related Institutions

Spec/Medical: Medical Schools and Medical Centers

Spec/Health: Other Health Profession Schools

Spec/Engg: Schools of Engineering

Spec/Tech: Other Technology-Related Schools

Spec/Bus: Schools of Business and Management

Spec/Arts: Schools of Art, Music, and Design

Spec/Law: Schools of Law

Spec/Other: Other Special-Focus Institutions