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Pepperdine University Student Life

Pepperdine University is on a 830-acre campus in a suburban setting in Malibu, California, not far from Los Angeles. There are many activities and organizations for Pepperdine University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Pepperdine University also has fraternities and sororities.

Pepperdine University has a thriving Black Student Association. In fact, more students participate in Black Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Pepperdine University include Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon/Kappa Alpha Theta/Delta Sigma Pi and Food Recovery Network/Alpha Phi.

The Pepperdine University community comes together each year for Panhellenic and IFC Recruitment, Pepperdine Improv Troupe Shows (PIT) and Tide Pools (Club Fair).

Pepperdine University Housing

Pepperdine University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Pepperdine University Athletics

At Pepperdine University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Pepperdine University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Volleyball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Pepperdine University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Pepperdine University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Pepperdine University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Pepperdine University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Pepperdine University has front gate security, 24-hour security in residence halls, controlled access, crime prevention programs.

Plan a Visit to Pepperdine University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Pepperdine University, take Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Los Angeles International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Pepperdine University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Pepperdine University Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

56%

In State

44%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

48%

16%

12%

10%

7%

5%

1%

0.20%

0.17%

Graduate Students

6,095

Undergraduate Students

3,459

Non-Resident / International Students

361

Pepperdine University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,554

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

42%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,702

Out-of-State

$59,702

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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