Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University


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Tony
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Pepperdine's Marriage and Family Therapy track feels like a strong program to become well-trained in a range of integrated te...

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Pepperdine's Marriage and Family Therapy track feels like a strong program to become well-trained in a range of integrated techniques of therapy, as well as a school that demands you enter the field with a considerable knowledge for how to treat those suffering and improve their overall well-being. The professors all are intensely knowledgeable, though each have their own personal style of approaching the practice of therapy depending on the strengths and capabilities, which I appreciate. Though the program is very rigorous and expensive, which on their own brings on personal anxieties, I'm very grateful I selected this program. I'm assured that once I've graduated, I'll be immensely capable in the working world as a professional therapist for prisoners.

Emily
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This school sucks. First of all, the number of GE's that are required are ridiculous!! The current number is 18 GE's on top o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school sucks. First of all, the number of GE's that are required are ridiculous!! The current number is 18 GE's on top of your major specific classes. Additionally, Pepperdine is not accommodating to students who are here for academics only; in other words, if you are not an athlete, you are not a priority to Pepperdine. Additionally, their scholarships are mostly reserved for athletes and the school even combines a half athletic scholarship with a half academic scholarship, even though many of them have poor academics, but need a reason to commit to the school. For the few students who are not athletes and are given academic scholarships, they barely make a dent in their $70k per year tuition. Schools, such as USC, which is more competitive in terms of academics, give full ride scholarships to many students. Regarding facilities, the school gym is a disappointment that is there size of a nike shoe box. Unless of course you are an athlete, in which case you have access to a state of the art gym, with the newest equipment. In terms of housing, the on campus housing makes no sense as to how you are placed in a certain dorm because you do not have the option of applying and when you preview the school they make it seem like you will be staying in dorms similar to Crocker but that is a fallacy. The dorms are poorly maintained and very small. In terms of food, it is decent with many options; however, everything closes very early!! The dining hall is closed by 8pm during the week and earlier during the weekend. Yes, the pizza bar is open sometimes until 11pm but the school seriously cannot expect a freshman without a car to eat pizza everyday when they get out of classes after 8pm. Pepperdine will say that the HAWC is open until 1 or 2 am, but it is like a gas station convenience store selling junk food and undercooked mozzarella sticks. It is important that students are receiving their money's worth and are given access to quality food late in the night. Many students can go off campus and afford to eat at places like Marmalade cafe and Nobu everyday, but for some of us, we really need to eat at the caf. As a biology student I am happy with my major specific classes and love my professors; the ones for my GE's are not that great though. Be warned the GE's at Pepperdine are very difficult to do well in and professors really do not care how hard you try to get an A; they will not be understanding and even hold your dedication to your grades against you....specifically Dr. Wilson and Dr. Brewster. Also, Pepperdine brags about being a dry campus, but most people go out and party during the week and return to campus completely hammered and the security guards don't even notice. The good Samaritan policy is a joke too because it just creates a loophole for students to get drunk and then report themselves and friends so they won't get punished. As if Malibu wasn't expensive enough, Pepperdine inflates the prices for everything in the Student Store, Caf, and HAWC. For example, an Odwalla juice costs $4.99 before tax and Poki sticks are about $2.20. This school is full of money hungry bureaucrats who are on the prowl for the latest dollar. It costs $0.55 for a takeout box and you pay for each item in the caf; it's not buffet style like most schools. Some may say this encourages less eating and people won't gain wait, but what it actually means its that most students have to pay about $15-20 per meal in order to sustain themselves.... Secondly, if this institution prides itself in excellent academics, they shouldn't need to mention the beach because most people will be too busy studying to even go!! Also, this school admits under qualified candidates which is evident when you hear many of them speak in class; also if your a national merit scholar, you will only get $1,000 at most, while other schools automatically give out half rides for just that alone. Also, all the sports team are mediocre with no school spirit.... Pepperdine brags about being D1 but that does not mean we're good and they try to make that up by giving the teams hype which is completely ludicrous considering 99.9% of these athletes will not be going pro in any sport. Don't let the selling point be the "ocean view" or "short walk to the beach" because first of all the beach is a 30 min walk and you have to cross a busy highway. Honestly, such an awful school and I should have gone somewhere else.

Maria
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Maria Arthur bidjudge.com Just got my second letter of acceptence and is getting her undergraduate in law! So blessed to be...

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Maria Arthur bidjudge.com Just got my second letter of acceptence and is getting her undergraduate in law! So blessed to being able to Experience my dream. Great professors!! Christian mentality is always a first!!! Can’t post the picture, but things just got real 😁

Jennifer
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I love Pepperdine University. I just started their graduate program in public policy and I love it. Pepperdine is an institut...

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I love Pepperdine University. I just started their graduate program in public policy and I love it. Pepperdine is an institution that encourages diversity of opinions and really helps you learn not only from your professors but from your peers. I love how knowledgeable the professors, staff and students are. Everyone has informed and intelligent opinions on events. In the short amount of time I’ve been here I’ve learned so much and have expanded my mind and knowledge. The faculty here really care about our experience as students and really want to help us learn and have informed opinions on things going on around us.

On Yi
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People here are so friendly and nice. Class sizes are small, professors are always there for you. Although not all the facili...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

People here are so friendly and nice. Class sizes are small, professors are always there for you. Although not all the facilities are perfect, still acceptable. Our campus is extremely safe, and our environment are very very outstanding. Academic life is great(I am a nerd) and student activities are really really fun and good.

Nusrat
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It's fairly conservative for a school in California. They're are significant portion of students drawn here from other states...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's fairly conservative for a school in California. They're are significant portion of students drawn here from other states. Growing up in LA, this school lacks the diversity of other Southern California schools. It's been a difficult adjustment for me especially, being the only non white/asian girl in my entire dorm. If you're like me and looking for an opportunity to grow and learn an experience different cultures, I don't think this school is a good fit. Academically, and facility wise, it is a great school, but while the view is great, the variety (or lack there of) is not.

Lyndsey
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Pretty campus with nice people. Ocean view every single day with beautiful sunsets. An agreeable amount of people attend, nic...

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Pretty campus with nice people. Ocean view every single day with beautiful sunsets. An agreeable amount of people attend, nice class sizes with mediocre food. Pretty library with many opportunities to be a part of on campus. Like an island though, not a lot of places to eat within a reasonable distance for people without a car. Not car friendly

Anne
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Housing- The bathrooms are dirty and there appears to very little to no thought or organization going into the housing assig...

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Housing- The bathrooms are dirty and there appears to very little to no thought or organization going into the housing assignments, dates when students move in or out, or where they will put their belongings during the interim periods when they are required to move out of their dorm and then move back in. The dorms are extremely hot as they are not air conditioned and the students are not allowed to use any type of window or mobile air conditioner. In my opinion, these living conditions are unacceptable for a university of this caliber and cost. The university housing department is unapologetic and does not seem to care that is so hot the students can't sleep some nights.

Christian
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Pepperdine is a beautiful campus with everything that you need to attend a university. There’s a lot of activities with Malib...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine is a beautiful campus with everything that you need to attend a university. There’s a lot of activities with Malibu being nearby, the possibilities are endless. A top Christian private school that embraces the Churches of Christ. Pepperdine University is the place to be!

Melissa
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Pepperdine is a GREAT school. The academics all the way to Greek life is amazing. At Pepperdine you instantly gain a family a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine is a GREAT school. The academics all the way to Greek life is amazing. At Pepperdine you instantly gain a family and feel like your part of the scene. There is no not fitting in Pepperdine is home to all. Their is amazing scenery too. As well as not being to far from the beach! There is ALWAYS something to be doing at Pepperdine.

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  • 3,542
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,022
  • Acceptance rate
  • 37%

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