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Study at Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University was established in 1937 as a private university. The university offers Enrolment to more than 3, 000 undergraduates and over 2, 000 postgraduate students. The main campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and is right next to the city limits of Malibu, California. This university has a number of other campuses, namely the:

  • Encino Graduate Campus
  • Irvine Graduate Campus
  • Santa Clara Center
  • Westlake Village Graduate Campus
  • West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Pepperdine University offers a large number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in arts, business, computer science, physical sciences, general education, religion and fine arts.

The sports teams of the Pepperdine University are nicknamed the Waves, and they participate in sports including baseball, golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer, water polo, lacrosse, golf, cross-country, ice hockey and swimming.

Profile of Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University can be found in Malibu, California (a large suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Churches of Christ school. Pepperdine University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school. Course Topics

Pepperdine University offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in law, business and management, and therapy and Counselling. Pepperdine University Selectivity

Pepperdine University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 65% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 550 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Pepperdine University centered around 560 to 680, but ranged both higher and lower. Faculty

A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Pepperdine University are well-paid. Student Enrolment

In 2007, 7, 582 students were enrolled in the school. Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Pepperdine University. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Pepperdine University student athletes compete in West Coast Conference competitions.

Pepperdine University Programs and Degrees

General Category Degrees Most Common Majors
Business and Management 956 business management, business administration, international business, finance, accounting, business and related services, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, . . .
Therapy and Counselling 398 clinical psychology, psychology, psychobiology, organizational psychology
Education and Teaching 398 education, education courses, educational admin and supervision, educational administration, music teaching, physical education teaching, English teaching, speech teaching, . . .
Law262law, legal professions
Liberal Arts214political science, international studies, liberal arts and sciences, economics, English, Spanish language, sociology, history, . . .
Media159communication studies, advertising, radio and television, public relations, journalism, communication and journalism, public relations and advertising
Family and Social Work52public policy analysis, food and nutrition
Science30biology, biochemistry, chemistry, natural sciences, physics courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28exercise science, sports and fitness management
Drama and Performing Arts22acting, stagecraft, theatre design, directing
Religion and Philosophy18religion, ministry, theological and ministerial studies, philosophy and religious studies, philosophy
Music14music, various music studies, music management, music theory and composition, music history and theory
Art Studies9art studies
Mathematics6mathematics and computer science, mathematics
Fine Arts6art history and criticism
Design1design and applied arts
Medical administration1health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering0computer support
Photography and Commercial Art0multimedia
Contact: Pepperdine UniversityPepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy

Malibu, California 90263

General Phone: (310) 506-4000


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