Pepperdine University

Rank 46 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2024 , matriculating 2021

495 applicants for the 2020 - 2021  cycle
1/115 , 40 rejected, 92 waitlisted, 134 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 162 164
GPA 3.4 3.68 3.78
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3546 87
# Admissions offers 1000 -
Class size 185 59
% Accepted 28.2% 84
% Yield 18.2% 5
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 158 162 165
GPA 3.3 3.58 3.8
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 156 162 165
GPA 3.17 3.52 3.66
Softs Tier 3.17 Tier 3.22 Tier 3.24
Scholarship - - $96,218
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 58
Days from UR to decision 41
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -1.85
URM GPA differential -0.02

School finances

Pepperdine Caruso School of LawFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$59,340.00
Tuition
85th percentile
$89,140.00
CoA
88th percentile
70.50%
Grads with debt
42nd percentile
$143,901.00
Average debt
86th percentile
$75,000.00
Salary, 25th %
78th percentile
$85,000.00
Salary
60th percentile
$61,000.00
PI Salary
72nd percentile
52.20%
Employment rate
46th percentile
81.00%
Bar pass rate
96th percentile
Pepperdine Caruso School of LawBudgeting

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[IMPORTANT] These estimates are for high level planning only. Things like summer jobs, when you spend your savings, and other financial decisions will impact exactly how much you pay.

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Pepperdine University Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual disposable income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly disposable income$60,000

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School applicants

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@Daverted: what matters most is what you bring to the table, not what you look like, wow them with your personality and dedication
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im kind of of the mind that you can be a good student anywhere
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People are also crazy on Reddit
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true reddit is a lot
And 0Ls care about rankings way more than any lawyers ik
puglover24
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reddit is always interesting because people say things with a lot of authority, but I often come across things in areas that Iknow very well and people are just spouting off nonsense about them
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agreed outside of obvious job placement things, only you can determine what makes a school good (for you) or not
Reddit, as much as im on it, is terrible for the brain
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@georgiapeach88: hey so im manifesting for sure nova tmmr
My friend at Emory was a 1L when they were ranked 19th and he was like dude the rankings mean dog shit once class starts
puglover24
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it is kind of odd like i definitely got the appeal of t14 but like it just isn't feasible or possible or right for everyone who might wanna do law
It’s literally school
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LowkeyHarveySpecter
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does anyone know if the cardozo WL are at once or are they sporatic?
employment outcomes over anything
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Pug, i like to think I’m relatively informed about this process and level headed and american is one of my top picks
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Seems like a few are all coming at the same time