Seaver College at a Glance
Seaver College is consistently recognized among the top-ranked universities in California and the United States.
The curriculum at Pepperdine emphasizes the broad discovery of many disciplines, as well as a deep concentration in one area of study. Semester-long general education courses sharpen critical thinking, improve information literacy, and build a learning community.
Located in the heart of Malibu and surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Seaver College overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is just minutes from the city limits of Los Angeles.
of Students Participate in International Programs
in the Nation for Study Abroad Program
(U.S. News and World Report)
Among the Top in the Nation for Number of Students who Study Abroad
(Institute of International Education)
- • Buenos Aires • Florence • Heidelberg • Lausanne • London • Washington DC
Blue and Orange
Willie the Wave
Student Fan Club
Since 1956, 59 student-athletes and alumni have either competed in or coached at the summer Olympics.
Our close-knit, supportive community is the ideal setting for students to explore their interests and talents outside of the classroom while making meaningful and lasting friendships.
- 19 Students - Average Class Size
- 2:3 Male-Female Ratio
- 74% Number of Students Living on Campus
- 110 Student Clubs
- 13 Fraternities and Sororities
- 1,000+ On-Campus Events Each Semester
- 4 Fitness Centers
- 2 Fields
- 1 Olympic-Sized Pool
- 17 Men and Women Division 1 Teams
- 14 National Championships
- 12 Individual National Championships
First-Year Retention Rate
- Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 - 91%
- Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 - 91%
- Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 - 90%
Race and Ethnicity by the Numbers
- 48% White
- 13.5% Hispanic or Latino
- 12.2% Asian
- 10.7% Nonresident Alien
- 8.7% Other / Unknown
- 4.9% African American
Our accomplished faculty seek to develop personal relationships with students and serve as mentors, research partners, and graduate school and career advisors.
Number of Faculty Holding Highest Degree in Field
Seaver College is a Christian university where students learn at the intersection of faith and reason and are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. From local service initiatives to programs that explore the enduring relationship between Judaism and Christianity, Pepperdine affirms its mission and encourages spiritual formation through opportunities that serve a global community.
Seaver 200 is a required program for first- and second-year undergraduate students to explore their faith and feel welcomed into community.
Number of Foundation Gatherings Students are Required to Attend Each Semester
Christian values, rooted in a Church of Christ heritage, are at the heart of academics and spirituality at Pepperdine. Students explore topics of faith and reason, creation care, and social justice, and examine the broad content of a liberal arts education in dialogue with the Christian faith. Pepperdine welcomes people of all faith and encourages forthright conversation in a common pursuit of truth.
Top 12 Religious Affiliations for All Undergraduate Students
- Other Christian (53%)
- Catholic (18%)
- Church of Christ (12%)
- None (11%)
- Jewish (1%)
- Muslim (1%)
- Buddhist (1%)
- Other (1%)
- Hindu (1%)
- Agnostic (0%)
- LDS (Mormon) (0%)
- Atheist (0%)
Service is an integral part of our mission, demonstrated through the volunteer work of our students, faculty, and staff.
of Students Volunteer
Donated Service Hours per Year
Inspired by our motto, "Freely ye received, freely give," Pepperdine is dedicated to expanding its student veterans program in an effort to support those who served and gave freely.
of Student Veterans Are in the Yellow Ribbon Program
Some of the greatest benefits of earning your degree at Pepperdine are the school's professional preparation and leadership development opportunities, which provide real-world experiences rooted in ethical decision-making and critical thinking in a global context.
of Graduates Are Employed, Accepted to Grad School, Volunteering Full Time, or in the Military Six Months After Graduation
of Students Graduate in Four Years (~35% Higher than National Average)
of Undergraduate Students Received Financial Assistance During the 2019–2020 Academic Year
or Higher Average Job Success Rate Over the Past Three Years
For more information on Seaver College outcomes, visit Success After Seaver.
Six-Year Graduation Rate
- Class of 2012: 83%
- Class of 2013: 86%
- Class of 2014: 87%
Grad School Success Rate
- Class of 2017: 83%
- Class of 2018: 90%
- Class of 2019: 81%
*All academic, enrollment, and financial statistics listed are based upon figures or official estimates available as of July 1, 2021, and some may be subject to change.