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Campus Housing

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus comes with several benefits. There is a laundry service that you may purchase per semester that will wash and dry the students clothes, and will deliver them straight to your dorm, folded. There is also a cleaning service that comes once a week to sanitize the bathrooms as well as the common room of the house.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For what the rooms are worth, it isn't worth it, but it is cheaper than living off campus. However, there is a lack of air conditioner, and water refill stations. Freshmen dorms are relatively close to the main campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed living on campus. My dorm was called Banowsky and it was the last house on lower dorm row. It was a great place to live. Banowsky was close to the parking lot, sort of far from main campus but the view while walking was so beautiful that I did not mind, and I had a wonderful ocean view from my room. The common area had a television with cable. My only real complaint was the fact that the house had no air conditioning.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I personally did not enjoy the housing options. They were not clean and not updated at all.

5 College Sophomore

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

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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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