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Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are older,but they're big and the suite-style contributes to community. The upperclassmen apartments are nice, if you can get into them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think that having a roommate that you get along with is huge in regards to the dorm situations. I?ve lived on campus for 2 years already and with great roommates the experience was not that bad.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing and Residence Life really needs to get their act together. Fortunately, I was able to get on-campus housing for 2015-16; however, I know a lot of people who weren't able to because of the housing selection process. Maybe they should give priority to students who don't have cars on campus and/or can't afford off-campus housing. I heard that they plan to break ground in five years to add more housing on campus. Great. That really doesn't help the current situation, now does it?

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

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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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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?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,109
Average Housing Costs
$9,890
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
67%
Number of Dormitories
3
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
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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