Pepperdine University Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Jesse

Religious and stuck up.

Courtney

The biggest one I've heard is that we're all a bunch of snotty rich kids.

Kathleen

People think that all of us are filthy rich and that we're snobs.

Rex

That it's too expensive and that the students are all rich. Also that it's a christian Universtity so it isn't fun.

Kelsey

People believe that everyone at Pepperdine is super rich and drives a Mercedes or BMW, is completely stuck up and materialistic, is a conservative Christian, is gorgeous and well-dressed, and is intelligent and does volunteer work.

Kristina

They are all rich and snobby, or religious and cultish.

Hillary

Pepperdine- beautiful Students- rich kids

Kyle

Pepperdine is full up super-religious, rich kids. The school has an overly religious tone to it.

Jess

Rich, beach blond bimbo's and surfer dudes, or either the super Christian kids who have never kissed a boy and wouldn't even dream of drinking.

Brittany

They are all rich and Republican.

Darren

That they are very rich.

Jamie

The most believed stereotype about Pepperdine is that it is really strict and really religious and the rules are too restricting and that we have curfews. There is also the perception that Pepperdine is full of a lot of stuck up kids who have a lot of money and get whatever they want. I would say those two of the most common.

Brooke

wealthy, superficial, fundamentalist Christian

Matthew

Some stereotypes are that the students are very religious, conservative, and stubborn/arrogant. Pepperdine is seen as a religious institution that does not tolerate fun. It is seen as a "puritan" institution by many.

taylor

Religious, superficial, expensive, secluded

Natalie

Rich, Blonde, Gay

Caitlin

lots of rules, rich snobs

Alex

Christian Prudes Malibu Barbie-Doll Filthy-rich Republicans

Zach

rich, snobbish types who drink a lot and do a lot of drugs or Overly religious people who are awkward to be around

John

Pepperdine has a reputation for being incredibly conservative and religious. Pepperdine students are sometimes seen as naive or sheltered. We are seen as prejudiced and opinionated on a lot of issues.

Charlotte

Pepperdine students are definitely stereotyped as being stuck up and spoiled and 'bible-huggers'

Brandon

Most people think that every other student has a celebrity for a parent and drives a high-end German car, and that we all go to the beach every day after classes.

Lily

wealthy, white, conservative, narrow-minded Christians

kendra

- We are all rich, snobby kids who are out of touch with the real world being used to private schools and privileged lives. - The girls are like barbies and the guys are metrosexual. - We are close-minded/intolerant christians

Amy

Rich, Spoiled, Rude, Christian, Goody Goodies

Harper

rich, snobby, not diverse

Peter

The most typical stereotype you will hear about a Pepperdine student is that they are rich and conservatives. A typical male stereotype is California-type surfer guy, and a typical female stereotype is the Barbie-girl dumb blonde.

Sierra

Rich, white, stuck-up, driving BMWs, surfers, smart

Aly

Some stereotypes that I was concerned with was that Pepperdine students like to party all the time and that all of the girls are "Malibu Barbies".

Chris

Pepperdine is a party school. It is full of rich arrogant kids. Deer roam wherever they please. It has surfing classes

Mike

Everyone thinks Pepperdine students are rich,white, spoiled Republicans that have a thing for driving BMW's and other high-end cars.

Becky

rich and snobby; beautiful; beach

Alexis

that we are all white rich kids

Terry

Mostly Pepperdine is seen as a student body of well-off and conservatively Christian students. Along with that some people get the idea that the students are kind of snobby and judgemental.

lauren

That they are rich and superficial or Christian and nerdy.

Carter

Christian. Evangelical. Socially conservative. Prohibitionist.

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