Pepperdine University School of Law Overview

Founded in 1971, Pepperdine University School of Law is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Malibu, CA. Pepperdine University School of Law is ranked 39th in Best Law Schools. Next statements briefly introduces Pepperdine University School of Law with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Pepperdine University School of Law is 161 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Pepperdine University School of Law is 3.66 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Pepperdine University School of Law is $57,560 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Pepperdine University School of Law is 29.81% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 1,009 law school students have enrolled to Pepperdine University School of Law.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Pepperdine University School of Law is 82.42% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Pepperdine University School of Law is $57,560. The law school tuition has increased by 2.99% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $58,002. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $36,320.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $18,170 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $18,170 when a student lives off campus.

Pepperdine University School of Law 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Pepperdine University School of Law 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$55,890$57,560
Undergraduate Program$53,932$55,892
Graduate Program$33,820$35,020
On-campus Living Costs$17,820$18,170
Off-campus Living Costs$17,820$18,170

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Pepperdine University School of Law is 161. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Pepperdine University School of Law is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.66 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Pepperdine University School of Law 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile161163
50th Percentile160161
25th Percentile155157
GPA
75th Percentile3.793.79
50th Percentile3.633.66
25th Percentile3.353.29

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Pepperdine University School of Law is 29.81% where 3,006 applicants have applied to and 896 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Pepperdine University School of Law is lower (difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 45.03%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 20.87% where 187 students finally enrolled out of 896 admitted students. The yield Pepperdine University School of Law is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Pepperdine University School of Law2020 Admission Statistics Table

Pepperdine University School of Law 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants2,9823,006
Admitted1,082896
Enrolled154187
Acceptance Rate36.28%29.81%
Yield14.23%20.87%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,009 law school students have enrolled to Pepperdine University School of Law. 492 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 517 students enrolled in Non-JD program. For Non-JD program students, 357 students have enrolled through distance learning.
191 first-time students have enrolled in Pepperdine University School of Law. By gender, 96 male and 95 female first-time students newly enrolled in Pepperdine University School of Law. With 4 pre-admitted students, there are 191 first-time law school Students at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Pepperdine University School of Law2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Pepperdine University School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment7801,009
JD Enrollment481492
Non-JD Enrollment299517
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)122357
2020 First-year Student Population Pepperdine University School of Law
20192020
Total159191
Men7596
Women8495

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Pepperdine University School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 82.42% - 165 students have taken and 136 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than California average bar exam pass rate (70.17%).

Pepperdine University School of Law Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Pepperdine University School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates164184
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total168165
New Graduates155162
Prior Year Graduates133
Early Exam Takers00
No Exam Takers922
Exam Passer115136
Exam Pass Rate68.45%82.42%
California Pass Rate62.22%70.17%
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