Pepperdine Law School

Rank 52 (USNWR 2024)
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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 2024 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

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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 2024 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 3.86. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.48 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.93.

Pepperdine Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 432 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 2024, 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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got an A this afternoon!
and scholarship info included in it (currently google searching how to become a millionaire before august)
anyone have any ideas on next big wave?
@amerguerian: whooo knows it doesn't even seem like pep has had big waves this cycle. A "wave" seems like its like 8 applicants ughhhh
@MeetMeAtMidnightInTheLibrary: when did your status checker change to under review, if it did? I'm trying to gage when i hopefully hear back
@WrongTalentedSpider: I don't remember the exact date-- but I think it was around Feb 11! it felt like FOREVER before I heard back (it was a full month) hahaha
@MeetMeAtMidnightInTheLibrary: thank you! Fingers crossed i hear back before april 1st lollll
is there an admitted students group anywhere? I know the school has a FB group for once you've put down a seat deposit, but I'd love to find one I can join before that lol
yo idk if this is going to be relevant to anyone in here, but i applied around the first week of november and called admissions to get an update; i was told I would likely not hear back until around 2 weeks from now. a bit dissapointing, but to anyone waiting in a similar boat as me, they assured me they are hard at work...
Thanks @simple
hi! I got the under review email early feb but my status checker has always been complete. is this normal??? am I in fact under review or am I not under review until my status checker changes lol
@ReesaTeesa: I experienced the same thing lol. I got the UR email back in mid January and my status checker FINALLY changed to UR today lol
My status checker changed to under review and I got an email confirming my application went under review. I just checked again today and my status checker changed again to your application is complete and awaiting review. Has this happened to anyone else?
I applied 1/31 and in still “Complete” seat deposit is due 4/15 for other schools. Come on Pepperdine
@CrowdedStingyMandrill: same
finally went under review this week, applied late jan. got the under review email early feb, then went back to complete, and now under review again LOL. how long were you guys under review before given a decision?
@Yeah that’s how mine
@ReesaTeesa: that’s how mine was. Applied 1/31, under review 2/06 and back to complete and been complete since then
I’m being forced to deposit elsewhere. Unfortunate they didn’t get back before deposits
Just received WL email
@ImTiredOfThisGrandpa: Did you ever go UR?
I did! My status checker said it had been in review for the past couple weeks
Mine went UR for ten days and got the decision. Do anyone know when they start to pull ppl out of WL?
Barely went UR today. 10 days seems soo long
They straight up ghosted me. Off to another school.
yup no update since going UR early March
Pepperdine WL :(
i have not heard anything since feb and it has been in review ever since
Hi has anyone on waitlist recieved any further communication/decisions?
no unfortunately
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