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Pepperdine Law School

Rank 52 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
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Also known as

  • Pepperdine Law School
  • Pepperdine University

Pepperdine Law School is a law school located in Malibu , California. The school was ranked 52 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Pepperdine Law School is approximately 217.

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

Admissions email: lawadmis@pepperdine.edu

Admissions phone: 310.506.4631

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Pepperdine Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 164 166
GPA 3.48 3.8 3.91
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4454 87
# Admissions offers 1112 -
Class size 217 63
% Accepted 25.0% 82
% Yield 18.2% 4

During the 2022 application cycle, 4,454 people applied and 1,112 were offered admission.

Pepperdine University has a 1L class size of 217, and yield of 18.17%. 202 out of 1,112 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 18.17% 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 3.8. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.48 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.91.

Pepperdine Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 464 applicants for the 2021-2022 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
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How much does Pepperdine Law School cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending Pepperdine Law School

In 2022, tuition was $61,270 and the annual cost of attending was $91,570 (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

JD graduates from Pepperdine University make $83,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $64,500.

56.5% of law graduates from Pepperdine University go directly to work for law firms, while 6.5% clerk for a judge. 3.2% of graduates go into public interest.

78.6% of Pepperdine University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

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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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Got my A yesterday (1/23) Pepperdine is one of my top choices in California.
Thank you!!!
accepted 1/13 w half tuition & sent 11/21. such an L they don’t negotiate scholarships tho
has anyone heard from Pepperdine recently?
do you think they would negotiate the GPA cutoff for the scholarship??
WL today :(
does anyone know if there is an admitted students discord
do they email or call
@gorillarocks1: email
made a discord link :)
got WL today at pepperdine
How long did it take to go from In review to decision? I'm still just "complete" for months
Does anyone know if you get to pick the times of your classes as a 1L
I applied in January and got an in review email today. How long until a decision?
Does anyone know if you apply for the accelerated, do you only get into the accelerated? I applied for that one but they're taking so long with a decision that I can't possibly move there in May
Yea it's kinda nuts I applied early December and got an "in review" email in March. Still waiting
I have actually sent an email asking why im still only "completed" and the next day they changed it to "in review"
and still no decision made
I've been complete since February is anyone else still waiting to go under review
I’m still waiting to go under review
@Nad: when i toured they said you do not get to pick the time of your classes as a 1L
is anyone here committed to Pepperdine?
@petitiontoquashthenonsense: I'm still only at "completed"
Is an admitted students discord link still available?
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