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Pepperdine Law School

Rank 45 (USNWR 2023)

Applicants for the class of 2026 , matriculating 2023

434 applicants for the 2022 - 2023  cycle
7 / 113  , 40 rejected, 94 waitlisted, 98 withdrawn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 159 164 166
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
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 158 162 167
GPA 3.4 3.67 3.86
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 153 162 166
GPA 3.37 3.58 3.7
Softs Tier 3.21 Tier 3.28 Tier 3.27
Scholarship - - $111,063
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 56
Days from UR to decision 445
Interview invite rate 0.23%
Interview conversion rate 100.0%
URM LSAT differential -1.99
URM GPA differential 0.01
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School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE $$$$ Sent Received Complete UR UR2 II Decision
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School finances

Pepperdine Law School
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.

Stats

$29,700.00
Tuition
84th percentile
$59,500.00
CoA
87th 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

Budgeting

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Default for Pepperdine University is $75,000
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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.

Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

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 discretionary income$60,000

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

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

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FranticDailyButterfly
16:11
Yea has anyone heard from them yet? was it the middle of this week they were going to send the info out?
17:50
I received scholarship information last night
FranticDailyButterfly
18:08
@glitteryowl: was it through your netwave or through email?
10:35
I also got scholarship info Wed night 2/21 through email
16:14
@FranticDailyButterfly: email!
Has anyone gotten off the WL yet?
11:16
pretty sure no one will until may/june . they wait for seat deposit to see how much space they have
What school are you guys all talking about rn
re: scholarship stuff
Oh I'm dumb I'm in the Pepperdine chat sorry
anyone do scholly renegotiation?
got an A this afternoon!
and scholarship info included in it (currently google searching how to become a millionaire before august)
11:01
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
WrongTalentedSpider
9:58
@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
WrongTalentedSpider
12:36
@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...
LetsGoUniverse
13:44
Thanks @simple
12:24
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?
CrowdedStingyMandrill
16:17
I applied 1/31 and in still “Complete” seat deposit is due 4/15 for other schools. Come on Pepperdine
@CrowdedStingyMandrill: same
13:11
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
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