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Reviews 1239 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: If you have money to drop on Nobu, Geoffreys or Mr. Chow then by all means it is great. If not, you are limited to Chipotle, KFC and McDonald's.

2 College Student

Party Scene: Malibu is more of a day time location. Not much of a party scene at all as the campus is dry.

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5 College Student

Administration: Pepperdine is a close knit community with faculty and staff going to extra mile to help students.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: It's been pain-free thus far.

2 College Student

Campus Food: Too many unhealthy options. The food quality is the equivalent to hospital food.

College Student

Campus Housing: I will not be living on campus therefore I cannot answer.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: It's amazing if you have the money to afford it and the transportation to get all the way to campus for classes

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of fast food and expensive seafood places. A few hole in the walls, not too bad.

2 College Student

Party Scene: There really is no party scene at pepperdine, but it's only about a 15 minute drive from one

4 College Student

Administration: The campus strictness is lenient enough to feel like a free school, but the rules in place only enhance the learning experience.

3 College Student

Scholarships: it was easy and convenient, but I got a fraction of the aid i need to be able to afford the school

5 College Student

Campus Food: I love the selection of campus food. It can get a little expensive though

4 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms are very spacious and have a great view of the ocean! We have a cleaning service that comes and we have to share the bathroom with 6 girls

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing in the area varies. Although it can be expensive, having a roommate is an affordable option. It's always a must to have a car in California but buses and the metro are viable options when in need, although a little slower and inconvenient.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I'm not there often enough to give it an accurate review.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Administration: I haven't had any experiences yet.

College Junior

Party Scene: I haven't been on campus yet.

College Junior

Scholarships: I have only just begun this process, so I haven't gathered enough information to pass on yet.

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College Junior

Campus Food: I recently got accepted to Pepperdine University. Therefore, I haven't experienced campus life as of yet. I'll begin in the summer.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I have never seen campus housing. I have my own place and do not need it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a good variety of options, and though some dishes are hit or miss and can get repetitive, there are a lot of delicious options too. Freshmen do have to get a larger meal plan though, which can be a bit annoying because you are more likely to have a lot of meal points left at the end of the semester (unnecessary waste if you don't find a way to spend them).

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman housing is fairly spacious and is pretty close to most classrooms and other buildings. The views are beautiful and there is usually a nice ocean breeze. However, there is no air conditioning in the buildings so it can get hot during periods of warmer weather, especially on the top floors or in rooms with ocean views. The suite style nature of freshman housing is great, and sharing a bathroom with seven people is not bad at all (the bathrooms have two sinks, showers, toilets). There is only one washer and two dryers for the entire building, though, so doing laundry can be difficult if you don't plan accordingly. In general, the dorms are very nice and the majority of the people are very friendly.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've lived on campus during my years at Pepperdine, and plant to continue with it. I'm confident I would find commuting very impractical, because I would rather spend that time, relaxing, hanging out with my friend or doing class work. I don't have to stress about waking up early enough to make to class, or about leaving campus early enough to not catch traffic.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We have a good variety of options. Fast food is available in proximity with McDonals and Jack in the Box. Other healthier option are also available with SunLife, Chipotle, Subway, Sushi, Chinese, food, etc.

3 College Junior

Administration: Policies are followed and respected by faculty & staff. I haven't had any negative experience where I've had to learn about this more, but i know they do want students to live out to the standard and values of Pepperdine's mission

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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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