Pepperdine University is on a 830-acre campus in the suburban setting of Malibu, California, not far from Los Angeles.
There are many activities and organizations for Pepperdine University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Pepperdine University has fraternities and sororities.
Pepperdine University has the Nourish. In fact, more students participate in the Nourish than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Pepperdine University include Crossroads GSA, College Republicans, Accounting Society and Korean Student Association.
The Pepperdine University community comes together each year for Blue and Orange Madness, ReelStories Film Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting/Winter Wonderland.
This table offers information on housing at Pepperdine University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||65%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||35%|
Pepperdine University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Pepperdine University students live on campus. In 2022, 65% of undergrads at Pepperdine University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 35% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Pepperdine University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Pepperdine University, take Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Los Angeles International airport.
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