Pepperdine Law School

Rank 45 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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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 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 444 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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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?
Man, this would be my #1 choice if it wasn't so damn expensive. Idk how anyone can afford it without the full ride.
loans and hope I can pay it back
COA is just wild here compared to other schools. It's nearly $300,000 over 3 years. The price is live in paradise, I guess. Good luck this Fall!
Just got accepted!
A off the WL
is the waitlist still open?
anyone applied early November for '27 and heard back?
mine is UR and I applied 11/10
just went UR and applied 11/11
I applied september, went under review 9/26
have not heard anything besides the email that said they should start rolling out decisions in October. Clearly that did not happen
For anyone who was admitted, did your status checker update to "In Review" or did you just receive an "In Review Email"
@SpecialRuthlessSwan: i just got the in review email until today. My status just changed to in Review
@NothingButGreen: Thanks!
So has anyone in the history of lsd negotiated the conditional off of their Pepperdine offer? Or is that impossible. Beyond of the cost of attendance, that conditional scholarships is terrifying (given how you extra you'd have to spend if you lost it).
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