Pepperdine Law School

Rank 45 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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  • Pepperdine Law School
  • Pepperdine University

Pepperdine Law School is a law school located in Malibu , California. The school was ranked 45 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Pepperdine Law School is approximately 192.

Admissions website: https://law.pepperdine.edu/admissions/requirements/

Admissions email: lawadmis@pepperdine.edu

Admissions phone: 310.506.4631

Can I get into Pepperdine Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Pepperdine Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 164 166
GPA 3.54 3.85 3.93
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3971 85
# Admissions offers 1099 -
Class size 192 58
% Accepted 27.7% 80
% Yield 17.0% 4

During the 2023 application cycle, 3,971 people applied and 1,099 were offered admission.

Pepperdine University has a 1L class size of 192, and yield of 17.02%. 187 out of 1,099 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 17.02% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Pepperdine University has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.85. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.54 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.93.

Pepperdine Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 438 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Pepperdine Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Pepperdine Law School

In 2023, tuition was $64,220 and the annual cost of attending was $95,820 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Pepperdine Law School employment outcomes

86.9% of Pepperdine University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Pepperdine Law School

When you choose Pepperdine School of Law, you will join an accomplished community of students seeking a superior legal education at an internationally recognized institution. The Master of Laws program prepares students for excellence in the increasingly globalized legal and business marketplaces. In addition to rigorous academic programs committed to individualized learning, Pepperdine students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Our LLM program welcomes students of all backgrounds and faiths and strives to educate graduates for lives as peacemakers and justice seekers in all that they do. As a top-ranked university, Pepperdine School of Law produces not only good lawyers, but also good people.

Pepperdine Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution is repeatedly recognized as the foremost academic center of its kind. The Institute brings together an unparalleled full-time teaching and research faculty that engages with students and practitioners from all over the world to explore more effective ways of solving problems and managing conflict. The Straus Institute has long been recognized as one of the nation’s top academic dispute resolution programs.

In addition to the breadth of degree choices offered at the Pepperdine School of Law, our global and impactful interdisciplinary programs address the needs of current legal and business environments, providing students the opportunity to choose the path that best fits their individual interests. Pepperdine has strong connections within the Los Angeles legal and business communities, which provides broad networking, externship, and internship opportunities for our students.

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I just got waitlisted
I submitted my app on Nov. 6th, went into review on 10th and just got waitlisted ab an hour ago
Does anybody know where the actual status checker link is? I cannot access mine. Link is dead.
I received 2 emails from them - the link from "Application Received" email works. The one from "Application in Review" is dead.
Has anyone applied for the faculty scholars and heard back?
Does anyone know if scholarship awards are given in the formal acceptance packet the status checker said would be mailed to us 2-4 days after acceptance or does it come separately in February?
Has anybody heard back from Pepperdine? Been under review for over a month
@SlipperySubduedCalf: accepted in Dec and still no scholarship info
@FaithfulSubduedElemental: I've applied but have heard nothing... same with regular scholarship info
my app got moved into review today
im assuming im about to get graped by the firewall
I applied 01/08 and just moved to under review
Has anyone been getting emails but their status checker isn't updating? I got an email saying it went UR but my SC still says "application complete."
same ^
it took about a month before mine switched to in review after they sent the email
I think they lost my app, its been since early november
Yo are they ever gonna send scholarship info or nah
they said “mid february”
I called the other day and they said the middle of this week
For anyone applying for Faculty Scholars they already know the results, and I believe scholarship amount -- they wouldn't tell me exact amount but did give me faculty scholar results
I just want a WL :/
give me hope
Scholly info soon?
Yea has anyone heard from them yet? was it the middle of this week they were going to send the info out?
I received scholarship information last night
@glitteryowl: was it through your netwave or through email?
I also got scholarship info Wed night 2/21 through email
@FranticDailyButterfly: email!
Has anyone gotten off the WL yet?
pretty sure no one will until may/june . they wait for seat deposit to see how much space they have
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