Pepperdine University

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study, Pepperdine is where you're inspired to learn as you learn to inspire.



  • George Pepperdine founded his namesake university in 1937.
  • On September 21, 1937, the new campus of George Pepperdine College hosted 2,000 attendees gathered to witness the opening of the school. Speakers that day included California governor Frank Merriam, Los Angeles mayor Frank L. Shaw, the college's first president Batsell Baxter, and founder George Pepperdine.


  • Seaver College
  • Caruso School of Law
  • Graziadio Business School
  • Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • School of Public Policy


Every day, faculty, staff, and students at each of Pepperdine's five schools are engaging in research and scholarship across many disciplines. This great work would not be possible without the support available to Pepperdine scholars, including internal and external grant opportunities, information regarding the University's institutional review boards (IRB), and programs that provide unique opportunities for student research. Below, explore the featured research conducted by the Pepperdine community and the ways in which the University assists in these endeavors.


Career Center Offerings:

  • Self Assessments
  • Career Research
  • Assistance with Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Internship Connections
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Job Search Assistance

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The International Student Services Office in Malibu assists international students in all matters related to admission, immigration, visas, and work permits.

Housing services

  • Suite-Style Houses
  • Seaside Hall
  • Rockwell Towers
  • Lovernich Apartments
  • Drescher W Block
  • Drescher Apartments
  • George Page Apartments

Library services

Inspired by the University’s mission, Pepperdine Libraries serve our learning community by facilitating exploration, discovery, and creativity. Join us on this journey as we build the library of the future.

  • General Collections
  • Boone Special Collections and University Archives
  • Digital Publications
  • Digital Collections

ICT services

TV & Internet

Medical services

  • Medical Care
  • Travel Medicine
  • Nursing Advice
  • Massage Therapy
  • Health Alerts
  • Nutrition Services

Student Life

Campus life

  • Malibu Campus
  • West Los Angeles Graduate Campus
  • Calabasas Campus
  • Encino Graduate Campus
  • Irvine Graduate Campus

Sports facilities

  • Firestone Fieldhouse, the University's multi-purpose athletic facility.
  • Pepperdine's home baseball games are played at Eddy D. Field Stadium, one of the nation's most picturesque collegiate facilities.
  • Tari Frahm Rokus Field has been the home of the Pepperdine women's soccer team since the program came into existence in the fall of 1993
  • The Pepperdine men's and women's tennis teams play all of their home dual matches at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.
  • Pepperdine's Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool 
  • World-famous Zuma Beach has been the home of Pepperdine's national-championship winning beach volleyball team since the program's first season in 2011-12.
  • Strength and conditioning room


Pepperdine University is committed to providing students with an outstanding education. As such, Pepperdine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges—Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC),  one of six official academic bodies in the United States.

Student Reviews

Perfect University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent professionals and education

Exposure in G.Es, but not in Major
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

You have to take a lot of G.E's at Pepperdine, but they're a great way to gain exposure to different subjects and so long as you aren't trying to get a lot of qualifications you can manage to finish them all and graduate on time. I really enjoyed the classes needed for my major, they cover a lot of topics that you don't realize are important to PR. I did however find their...

Pepperdine University - global first-class learning and job support.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pepperdine University was a great experience for me as an international student. It's a warm and welcoming intercultural community. The learning and resident facilities are world-class and the staff and faculty are highly professional. It provides a safe environment for learning and support while you transition into the employment world, it's a great experience.

Malibu, California, United States

Other programmes from this university


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!