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Reviews 1063 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I get weekly emails from the career center, with seminars and webinars. They also offer to help with resumes and interview skills. They have a robust alumni network for hiring

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The FEMBA program is very diverse. Its hard work, but the teachers seem committed to helping you succeed. Also the class sizes are small, so you get lots of personal attention. It's expensive though.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: perf school for me what makes pepperdine stand out from all the other schools is the fact that almost 90% of pepperdine students study abroad and is ranked #1 for the highest percentage of students who study abroad

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: its in malibu, california greek life is cool close to ucla and usc which you can use to party there on pch right across from the beach beautiful campus studying abroad is easy overall pretty close to perfect

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe alcohol is not permitted on campus neither is sexual activities

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall beautiful campus however could be more things to do on campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is something that you should definitely consider parties are pretty exclusive and if you are not Greek there are many parties and things you are gonna miss out on. Greek life is a perfect way to meet tons of people however rush week is hell ALL the girls are beauty pageant material and its pretty hard to get into a good sorority if you are not pretty blonde skinny or white

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not huge part of campus life but still attended

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Perfect school for me but not for everybody

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: More housing is needed on campus. Also, HRL should be basing housing priority on need first; I know too many people who need on campus housing because they don't have a car, can't afford anything off campus, their scholarship requires it, etc. and they did not acquire on campus housing. I have been really disappointed in HRL, more so because of their attitude towards me and other students. Most of the time I end up speaking with HRL staff members who are quite condescending towards me.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you are Alpha Phi or Kappa its the best

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Alpha Phis have nice houses and are all about hosting parties. Kappa is more selective. Sig Ep & ATO are great for parties. Sigma Chi is more selective

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had great success with all my applications/interviews!

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Alpha Phi and Pi Phi are the best sororities

Sig Ep is best frat

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Always a beautiful sunny day for some good athletics

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Peppedine was the best decision I ever made

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. We have local police and the department of public safety.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pepperdine is overall a great school. The classes are very small in size and are challenging but doable. The people are amazing and make up a great community.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni network is huge. So many alumni give back to Pepperdine and the students. We have programs that link us to specific alumni in our field who can help us plan out our four years.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On campus housing makes for a better college experience. Although there are some time problems with the system it all comes together.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on campus and every one who is in it has a great time.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is amazing. We have overly qualified professors, who teach great classes, and our school is right over the ocean. We could not ask for a better college.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is hardly any campus crime at all. I feel comfortable leaving my laptop and valuables in the library while I go and grab dinner. I have never felt unsafe at all walking around campus alone at night. The rooms/apartments are very secure with doors with keys/key codes that prevent unwarranted access. Our campus police are pretty quick to respond to emergencies (though sometimes sassy or unhelpful). The only issue that needs to be addressed on campus is alcohol related dangers and sexual assault. The university tries to push a sort of "abstinence only" policy towards both of these issues, making people try to do them in secret and creating more problems. It is hard for people to seek help our counseling in regards to these areas because of Pepperdine's policies.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The academics at this school are amazing. The teachers really care about their subjects and their students, the grading is fair, the courses are (mostly) interesting, class sizes are perfect, and the quality of the courses is great. I just wish there was more variety in the types of courses offered.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Alumni relations are very helpful and our career center is very helpful and easy to access. I have trouble finding internships/jobs in my field of interest, however, because it is a field that Pepperdine does not offer or specialize in (Speech Pathology and Communication Disorders). There are many career services and opportunities for business majors in particular.

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Pepperdine Chapel
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Pepperdine Chapel Pepperdine Chapel Pepperdine puts a big emphasis on religion and Christianity. But yeah, even the chapel has an ocean view.
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Most Pepperdine students are happy with the college they picked, their minor critiques of particulars giving way to an overall appreciation of the experience and benefits Pepperdine has granted them that no other school could. Students who don’t gush forth wholehearted and unwavering words of love usually cite the school’s size and social climate as the source of whatever dissatisfactions they may have. When people decide to transfer from Pepperdine, it isn’t because of the lack of dining halls and parking availability, or some qualms they have about student housing; it’s because of the other Pepperdine students and the community environment they create. For example, some religious students are dismayed to discover that many don’t share their Christian enthusiasm. Others, in contrast, find the Christian atmosphere to
be overwhelming.

Many students complain that the high schools they attended were larger and less strict than Pepperdine, with more to do on the weekends, while others with similar high school experiences find Pepperdine a welcome respite. And while some find the small campus and even smaller student population comforting, others find that Pepperdine’s quaintness inhibits their growth and restricts their social life. There’s nothing small, though, about the 125-foot cross that stands at the forefront of the Malibu campus the job of which is to proclaim loudly and clearly that Pepperdine’s mission is not merely academic.

Ultimately, Pepperdine’s considerable Christian affiliation defines it as a school. More specifically, it’s the interaction between the religious emphasis and seemingly contradictory elements—luxury automobiles, non-Christian students, high heels and mini-skirts, a broad liberal arts education with its overwhelming price tag, the desire to let loose and party once in a while—that makes Pepperdine a dynamic and truly unique environment. The most amazing thing about Pepperdine may be that it has managed to hold onto its religious inclinations while still maintaining an excellent academic reputation. The University’s mission statement affirms that “the educational process may not, with impunity, be divorced from the divine process.” This language contrasts markedly with the prevailing public opinion that religion and academic rigor simply don’t mix, and it highlights Pepperdine’s willingness to approach higher education in unconventional ways. In the end, Pepperdine is a small Christian school that really wants its students to grow into people who might make the world a better place. It is not for everyone, but it offers plenty of rewards to those willing to take advantage of the educational and spiritual environment that is, after all, the reason they built Pepperdine in the first place.

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