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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Kind of expensive if you're close to school. More options farther away.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There?s not many different places to live, you absolutely need a car, and be ready to pay a lot of money. It?s Malibu

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

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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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.


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Pepperdiners clearly find off-campus housing to be something of a hassle. If your wallet or purse isn't bursting with excess currency, living in Malibu is probably not an option. If you live "through the canyon," as most opt to do, prices are still fairly high, and the commute gets to be a pain in the neck (especially when they're doing road construction, which seems to be always, or when one slow driver clogs the entirety of Malibu Canyon and stretches your 11-mile trip into a half-hour journey). The consensus among many, though, is that it's worthwhile to put up with these little hassles if it means getting away from the watchful eye of Public Safety and the general tedium of campus living.

Of course, others point out that staying on campus will keep you better connected to your school. The campus cleaning service and lack of commute may be difficult luxuries to give up after you've grown accustomed to them. Yet most students do move off campus, despite issues of cost, commute, and inconvenience, and those who have moved off are usually glad they did.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Beginning of second semester
Popular Areas
  • Agoura Hills
  • Calabasas
  • Malibu
  • Westlake
  • Woodland Hills
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,350
  • 2 BR: $1,600
  • 4 BR: $3,500

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 72 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 69 responses

  • 4% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 57% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 36% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 3% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 70 responses

  • 3% Extremely helpful.
  • 43% Somewhat helpful.
  • 53% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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