Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University


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Recent Reviews

Ilauralejandra
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I think Pepperdine is a great school, the students are amiable. The campus is clean and the library is big. If you're lost th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Pepperdine is a great school, the students are amiable. The campus is clean and the library is big. If you're lost there are people who will help you right away. The dorms there are lovely and I would not mind living there because the campus is safe.

Anais
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Loved the experience!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Loved the experience!

Amiyah
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Pepperdine University has an extremely welcoming, supportive community. All the faculty and staff, ranging from professors to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine University has an extremely welcoming, supportive community. All the faculty and staff, ranging from professors to the chefs in Waves Cafe, are extremely encouraging. This school is a Christian university and provides many opportunities for people to grow in their faith. There is a university Church of Christ conveniently located on main campus for students, staff, and members of the community to worship at. Although Pepperdine is a Christian institution, the community is genuinely accepting of all religions and faith backgrounds. If you want a college experience that is largely shaped by sports, Pepperdine is not the place for you. This school does not have a football or cheer squad, which may be a deal breaker for some applicants. The sports that we do offer are not very popular. Most people do not attend the games, unless there is an opportunity to win free stuff like t-shirts, or Chick-Fil-A. Pepperdine is located in Malibu, California a small, affluent community with a breath-taking ocean view. There is not much to do outside of Pepperdine, everything is extremely expensive and targeted towards the wealthy. Students usually drive to nearby cities such as Santa Monica and Los Angeles to hang out with friends. However, if students do not have a car on campus they still have an opportunity to partake in a ton of exciting events. The Student Programming Board, cultural clubs, and the campus ministry put on a bunch of events ranging from Christian concerts, film festivals, music festivals, and movie nights. Pepperdine is extremely dead on the weekends, meaning that the majority of students are not on campus. Academic life at Pepperdine is challenging, but extremely worthwhile. Professors are willing to work with students and free tutoring is offered in the library for any class. One negative is that the amount of GEs you have to take at Pepperdine is ridiculous. I highly recommend coming in to Pepperdine with a lot of AP credits. Overall Pepperdine is the perfect place for people who want ability to grow spiritually and academically.

Kyle
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​Pepperdine is not the school for most people. If the main reason you're considering Pepperdine is because of its proximity t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

​Pepperdine is not the school for most people. If the main reason you're considering Pepperdine is because of its proximity to the beach you will end up transferring. You have to be willing to forgo a traditional college experience to come here. I thought I wouldn't mind not having big sporting events and not partying too much but Pepperdine is extreme. It is a beautiful campus but the only truly happy people here are those who have strong conservative and Christian values. Think long and hard about what you want your college experience to look like because the view of the ocean alone will not sustain you.

Buddy
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Pepperdine University is arguably one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Located right off the famous Pacific Co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine University is arguably one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Located right off the famous Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, waking up to an ocean view is a rare college experience. However, there are downsides to the location. Located in a beautiful hillside, the campus’ terrain consists of hills and stairs. The running joke is that by the time you graduate your calves will be incredible. Parking is also a major problem with no space to create more spots for an ever-growing student body. The city of Malibu although it sounds extremely boujee, is an isolated town separated from amenities and far from any night life. If you want to hit up the LA scene it’s a good 45-minute drive. The cafeteria or CAF doesn’t have many options, but they create good food for the monopoly they have over starving students stuck in Malibu canyon. The only other option on the undergraduate campus is the HAWC which is open till 2 am if you need a midnight snack but don’t go looking for a quality meal. There are many positives to attending this university. Payson Library was just remodeled in 2017 and is one of the best spots on campus. The university president, Andrew K. Benton lovingly referred to as “A.K.B.” is always in the CAF willing and happy to converse with students. He and his band also always perform a concert at his home during new student orientation week (NSO) which starts your Pepperdine experience off with a bang. How many colleges offer a surfing class? The deer on campus or “pepperdeer” are frequently scaling the hillside offering a quiet hello. The community and student body are incredible. Small class sizes allow relationships with professors and classmates to grow deep and fruitful. The people might be the best thing about this place. It is said that Pepperdine feels like summer camp with coursework during your stay. Positives and negatives taken in account, nothing beats being able to skip a class and watch the sunset at the beach. The distance from LA is a blessing in disguise because if the city shuts down at 9pm, it gives you an excuse to get your homework done. All in all, coming to Pepperdine was one of the best decisions of my life and I wouldn’t transfer for the world. Once you visit and get a glimpse, no other college can compare.

Jolie
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I really like it here! The food is pretty bad and the dorms kind of suck, but the professors are spectacular, and the people ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really like it here! The food is pretty bad and the dorms kind of suck, but the professors are spectacular, and the people are wonderful. I went Greek, and I am considering dropping. It's not really necessary to be Greek to have a good time at Pepp--most of my friends aren't.

Hunter
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The school itself is good, there is so much that they make readily available for you as a student! My only downsides are, be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school itself is good, there is so much that they make readily available for you as a student! My only downsides are, being a minority on campus, I see the folks who have zero respect for public speakers, and even occasionally teachers and other students who are of color. It's really sad, actually. For a school that prides itself in Christian behavior and values, I'm shocked and disappointed that they would admit so many students who behave the way they do.

Jessica
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Very amazing professors, academics, and a gorgeous campus. The students tend to be very cliquey though! In general I enjoy go...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very amazing professors, academics, and a gorgeous campus. The students tend to be very cliquey though! In general I enjoy going to school and growing as both a student and person. Once you've acclimated and joined some social groups or clubs, you'll find that there's so many opportunities available to you.

Sherita
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It's a great school and the professors and staff are very helpful and accessible. I'll be starting the grad program for the M...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school and the professors and staff are very helpful and accessible. I'll be starting the grad program for the Master of Science for Management and Leadership in the Graziadio School for Business and my recruiter and advisor have been amazing. Everyone seems interested in my success rather than just getting my money.

Cheyenne
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Pepperdine is a fantastic school. The campus is beyond beautiful, and they also have online programs. The staff makes your go...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine is a fantastic school. The campus is beyond beautiful, and they also have online programs. The staff makes your goals their goals as well. They really want you to succeed and work with you to get you what you want. The professors are very easily to communicate with.

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