Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University


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Recent Reviews

Buddy
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 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
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, 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
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 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
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 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
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 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.

Samantha
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine University feels like a little educational oasis for me. It is nestled perfectly in the Santa Monica mountains, p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine University feels like a little educational oasis for me. It is nestled perfectly in the Santa Monica mountains, providing an amazing view of the ocean no matter where you are on campus. It is also pretty small so you get to know a lot of people, which personally makes me feel really safe. I actually love the fact that it is a dry campus because you get to choose whether or not you want to party. If you're looking for fun, there's plenty of frat houses off campus as well as the parties at UCLA. If you're looking for a quiet night, you don't have to worry about people bothering you in the dorms. The academics are rigorous but the small class sizes and availability of the professors help a lot with that. I love my little beach school!

Talya
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine University is a great school for those with the money, looking for a smaller, religious community and an unbeatabl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine University is a great school for those with the money, looking for a smaller, religious community and an unbeatable location. It has some amazing professors and the education is definitely top-notch. That being said, it lacks the typical college town feel and experience that one might receive at a larger school. It is also very expensive for what you get; The price tag doesn't deliver as it should. There aren't many dining options on campus and the facilities range from average to moderately above average. All in all, I would recommend going somewhere where you will get more bang for your buck.

Jazmyne
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To be frank, I did not want to apply to Pepperdine University but when I got in and went to admitted students day I was insta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

To be frank, I did not want to apply to Pepperdine University but when I got in and went to admitted students day I was instantly sold. Pepperdine has a way of making you feel like you're at summer camp instead of school. Because the school is so small, you get to know your professors very well which opens up so many doors and you also get to know almost everyone on campus which is very rare for a university. While it definitely isn't the most diverse university, Pepperdine is definitely becoming more open and accepting.

Olivia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine is a beautiful, diverse, and welcoming university! You certainly develop lifelong skills and values and friends th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pepperdine is a beautiful, diverse, and welcoming university! You certainly develop lifelong skills and values and friends that you simply cannot get at any other college, as Pepperdine is religious with the most welcoming and friendly people. The professors are always available to help and truly seem like they want you to succeed. Pepperdine is certainly not a party college but if you want to find a party there is certainly one you can find on the weekend!

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  • 3,538
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,902
  • Acceptance rate
  • 38%

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