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Kiplinger: 10 Best Values in Private Colleges Under $20K

10. Pepperdine University

Location: Malibu, Calif.
Undergraduate enrollment: 3,474
Total cost: $56,872
Average need-based aid: $38,389
Average net cost: $18,483
Kiplinger's rank: #47 among private universities

Founded in 1937 and dedicated to affirming Christian values, this school accepts students of all faiths. Pepperdine began life as a college and became a university in 1970; it opened its current Malibu campus, on 830 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in 1972. Students here are eligible for both need-based and non-need-based aid; 75% receive some form of help with the college bills.

(Photo by Stephen Dyrgas, Creative Commons)

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