Campus Housing

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is excellent compared to a lot of other universities. Freshman dorms are set up suite style with 4 rooms (2/3 per room), a common room, and a shared common bathroom with 2 sinks, showers, toliets. The rooms are very spacious and a lot have ocean view, which is nice. There are 6 suites per dorm and the common lobby on the main floor has a fire place and TV that offers free DirectTV. Each dorm has a laundry room as well with one dryer and two washing machines (they only take credit or debit so be prepared).

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5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I love everything about this campus. It's truly wonderful. The dorms are all really clean looking and some of them have amazing views of the hills and ocean. There is a lounge and restaurant/market conveniently located at the beginning of the dorm room buildings. The housing process is incredibly easy and Pepperdine students help you move in to your dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am so glad I live on campus. It is much more convenient, and it's a beautiful place to live. The suites of freshman housing are a lot of fun, but it is a little crowded living in a triple bedroom. The view is worth it though. It isn't that bad.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus, Freshman housing you live with about 50 other people, the dorm is essentially a house. It has 6 suites and each suite has 4 bedrooms. theres a great social atmosphere in the house. There are common rooms in each suite as well a main one in the entry of the house. I lived in triple which meant there were three of us in one, room. It was totally manageable, just make sure you are clear with your roommates if you have any problems. Freshman housing is really easy to aquire, they allow you to choose which house you want to live in and each one has a view and a theme. Overall its great.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Great campus housing but pricy

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 13th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 64th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 503rd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 587th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jackie Fetzer
Huntersville, NC
English Writing and Rhetoric
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You know the campus housing is pretty impressive when such an affluent student body as Pepperdine's tends to lob terms like "palace" and "castle" around to describe it. Indeed, freshman dorms well reflect the University's eagerness to ensconce its students in comfort and splendor. Folks expecting dingy halls stacked in tall, shabby buildings will likely be taken aback by the well-lit and freshly-painted opulence that awaits them. Freshmen luxuriate in suites of four bedrooms (two students to a room), a large double bathroom, and a pleasant living area replete with television and a picture window offering Pepperdine's most treasured asset, the ocean view. Friendly janitors clean the bathrooms and living areas daily.

This living arrangement offers certain benefits, but also a few shortcomings. Freshmen get to know their seven suitemates very well (maybe a little too well for many people's liking), and friendships form quickly within the suites. On the other hand, students can settle too comfortably into these relationships and not get to know as many other people in their dorms, as kids in a more traditional residence hall might. Also, the dorms' restrictive policies can grate on students who aren't used to random "room checks" or to being told when they can and cannot fraternize with members of the opposite sex. Nevertheless, one has to admit that Pepperdine's student housing is pretty darn nice.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Undergrads Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Dorms
Honors Apartments
Worst Dorms
Greek Row in the Suites Residence Halls
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free local and campus calls
  • Hanging closet
  • Microwave
  • Minifridge and freezer
Available for Rent
Wall-mounted personal safes
Did You Know?
  • The term "Greek Row," does not have anything to do with fraternities or sororities. The Greeks have no on-campus houses. Greek Row is the residence halls farthest from the central campus. Unlike the closer dorms, which are numbered, these dorms have Greek letters for names.
  • All freshmen must live on campus in the Suite Residence Halls. Each of these 22 dorms is designated all-guys or all-girls and offers comfortable living, sizeable rooms, and usually an excellent view. After freshman year, students can apply to live in these same dorms or up the hill in the Rockwell Towers (basically mini-suites for four people, with two bedrooms and access to a community kitchenette). For juniors and seniors, there is the Lovernich Residential Complex (similar to the Towers, but with a kitchen in every four-person apartment). Best of all, though, are the Honors Apartments, which feature four small single bedrooms per apartment—no roommates—as well as a kitchen and sizeable living area. The Housing Office gives priority to students with at least a 3.0 GPA, so keep those grades up if you want your own room on campus.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Lovernich Residential Complex
Floors: 3 buildings
Number of Occupants: 300
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Each apartment has its own kitchenette with a gas stove/oven, refrigerator, and sink with disposal. Apartment residents are not required to have a meal plan.
Rockwell Towers
Floors: 4 with 6 wings
Number of Occupants: 275
Bathrooms: Shared by double rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: The main lounge has a big-screen TV and a kitchenette.
Suite Residence Halls
Floors: 22 buildings
Number of Occupants: 50 per building, 1,100 total
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles, 4 doubles per suite
Special Features: Aside from the living area in each suite, each dorm has a large lobby with a fireplace and TV.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Honors Apartments - Drescher Campus Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 200 (not counting grad students)
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Students have access to outdoor barbecues, a fitness center, and a covered parking garage. Best of all, they have no roommates

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