Pepperdine University Ranked 46 in U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

September 10, 2018  | 1 min read

Pepperdine University has been recognized as one of the top 50 universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. In the newly released numbers for 2019, Pepperdine is ranked 46 out of 312 national institutions of higher learning, maintaining its position as one of America’s “Best National Universities.”

According to the publication, the rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality, including first-year student retention, graduation rates, and the strength of the faculty following the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's Basic Classification.

Advancing one spot to number 44, Pepperdine’s Seaver College was recognized as maintaining one of the country’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs,” a ranking that is determined solely by surveys of business school deans and senior faculty.

Placing at number 20, Pepperdine was named as one of America’s “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Pepperdine is an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which enables 80 percent of the University’s current student veterans to attend tuition-free.

In an assessment of which colleges and universities offer students the best value, Pepperdine placed number 39 in the nation, a ranking that, according to the publication, “takes into account a school's academic quality, as indicated by its 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking and the 2017–2018 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.”

For additional information about the 2019 rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.