Pepperdine University (McConnell)
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
#11 in Public Sector Salary
Pepperdine Law is tied for #11 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($64,500).
#32 in Highest Tuition
Pepperdine Law ranks #32 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($55,890). We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.
#41 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Pepperdine Law ranks #41 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.63) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#48 in Presence of Minority Students
Pepperdine Law ranks #48 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (42.0%).
#52 in Median LSAT
Pepperdine Law is tied for #52 in terms of the median LSAT score (160) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#59 in Acceptance Rate
Pepperdine Law ranks #59 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 36.3% among those who applied for admission.
#63 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Pepperdine Law ranks #63 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (15.1%).
#67 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Pepperdine Law is tied for #67 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (6.4:1).
#81 in Private Sector Salary
Pepperdine Law is tied for #81 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($75,000).
#107 in Library Size
Pepperdine Law ranks #107 in terms of library size with 386,296 volumes or equivalents.
#111 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
#135 in Employment Rate at GraduationPepperdine Law ranks #111 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (75.3%) and #135 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (34.1%) .
#163 in Bar Passage Rate
Pepperdine Law ranks #163 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (63.8%), and it outperforms by +5.5% the state of California’s overall bar passage rate of 58.3%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)
#170 in Presence of Female Faculty
Pepperdine Law is tied for #170 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (31.7%).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||April 1|
|LSAT Score (Median)||160||158|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||155-161||154-161|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.35-3.79||3.24-3.71|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||CA||CA|
|School's bar passage rate:||63.8%||78.9%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||58.3%||60.2%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+5.5%||+18.7%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||34.1%||34.3%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||75.3%||59.6%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$17,500||$17,384|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||75.3%||60.5%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$30,000||$24,485|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$148,165||$148,959|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||75.0%||73.6%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||6.4 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$75,000||$70,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$64,500||$60,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||386,296||411,526|