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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are organized so that each grade has their designated areas. There are two roads - Upper and Lower Dorm - for the freshmen; Towers for the sophomores; Drescher, Lovernich, and George Page for the juniors and seniors. They are well furnished and kept clean by Pepperdine staff. The dorms create community since they are organized in suites or connected rooms to a kitchen and bathroom for the juniors and seniors. The only issue with on campus housing is the price. It is cheaper to live off campus in Malibu than it is to live on campus, making it difficult on the students to afford the convenience of on campus housing. The housing process is stressful since the campus does not for housing for all the students since Pepperdine expects most of their sophomores to go abroad and most of the upper class men to live off campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: All the dorms on campus are extremely safe, a quality I find highly important. There is a security guard at the University entrance and exit. The freshmen dorms are great location wise. Lower dorm road has an ocean view and is a 5 minute walk to main campus and the gym. The cleaning services empty the trash, clean the bathrooms, and vacuum the lounge several times a week. Freshmen are guaranteed housing and the RAs and SLAs are there to help all freshmen feel more comfortable and for any help.

Upper class housing is great as there are kitchens and Drescher is really great because there are individual rooms.

Overall great housing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a dry campus and it is actually enforced so no you can't even enjoy a few beers on a saturday night to unwind and if you get caught they will ruin you. Besides that it get's kind of stuffy and there's no AC only a heater which seems counterintuitive since it's always sunny. Overall it's not the worst but I don't prefer it.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is extremely convenient. I currently live in an on campus apartment called Lovernich. It is fairly spacious but a bit outdated. Some perks include a cleaning service once a week as well as not having to worry about paying utilities. I like that I can come back to my apartment after class. Unfortunately, even if you are 21 you are not permitted to drink in on campus apartments.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus and being surrounded by people and close walking distance to my classes. I wish the cost wasn't so high but I am getting what I payed for in a sense. I love the housing and residence life and my RAs and SLA(R) are the best!

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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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