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Pepperdine Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to discover how diverse the standard college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the Pepperdine diversity report below.

Pepperdine Student Population

9,554 Total Students
3,132 Undergraduates
2,796 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Pepperdine University?

Pepperdine total enrollment is approximately 9,554 students. 3,132 are undergraduates and 2,796 are graduate students.

Pepperdine Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Pepperdine undergraduate population is made up of 58% women, and 42% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Pepperdine Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,498
Hispanic 488
Asian 386
International 340
Multi-Ethnic 232
Black or African American 153
Unknown 24
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Pepperdine Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 63% of full-time grad students are women, and 37% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Pepperdine Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,120
International 441
Hispanic 423
Asian 250
Unknown 238
Black or African American 230
Multi-Ethnic 76
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 13

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Pepperdine Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,021
Hispanic 1,687
Asian 994
International 918
Black or African American 828
Unknown 577
Multi-Ethnic 461
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 43

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Pepperdine University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,272
Asian 156
Black or African American 128
Multi-Ethnic 45
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Pepperdine.

Pepperdine Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 6,118 female students and 3,436 male students at Pepperdine.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Pepperdine is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.56 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about Pepperdine faculty.

There are approximately 976 female teachers and 911 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

50.7% Out of State
9.83% Out of the Country

Pepperdine ranks 220 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

50.7% of Pepperdine students come from out of state, and 9.83% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  89 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 38 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
California 319
Texas 61
Washington 30
Colorado 20
Arizona 18

International Students at Pepperdine

Students from 90 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia.

Learn more about international students at Pepperdine.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
39.47% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  86.95 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Pepperdine, 39.47% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 1,541
18-19 1,502
25-29 1,391
22-24 1,299
35 and over 1,202
30-34 685
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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