Pepperdine At a Glance



Invest in what matters

Pepperdine University has top-ranked programs for graduate and undergraduate studies, with separate schools dedicated to business, education and psychology, law, liberal arts, and public policy. Over 84% of our students get hands-on experience through student employment, student teaching, and internships.


5 separate graduate and undergraduate schools

73 degree programs across 5 schools

12.5:1 student-teacher ratio across 5 schools

no.25 Best Value Schools - U.S. News & World Report

no.9 Best College Value School in the West / Southwest - Kiplinger

no.10 Most Entrepreneurial Universities - Forbes



Study in a beautiful place...

Our stunning 830-acre Malibu campus is located 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. We also have five graduate campuses across Southern California.

...or find the location that most inspires you

Pepperdine has six permanent international campuses, and additional study and internship programs on six continents.

International Programs

no. 5 Most Beautiful Campus - The Princeton Review

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11th Most Popular Study Abroad Program in the Nation - The Princeton Review



Get in on the action

Pepperdine's NCAA athletic program comprises eight men's and nine women's Division I teams, 13 national championships, and 12 individual championships. Our graduates include 48 Olympians and 6 gold medalists.


17 Total NCAA Division 1 Teams, 7 Olympic Gold Medalists, 25 Total National Championships




Look within...

Founded in the Church of Christ tradition, Pepperdine University proudly upholds Christian values. We believe these values complement and support the pursuit of knowledge.

..and find spirit in diversity

All faith backgrounds are encouraged to explore their spirit at Pepperdine.


51% Other Christian, 32% Unstated, 7% Church of Christ, 4% Muslim Hindu Buddhist Other, 2% Jewish



Make an impact

It's part of our University mission to help you help others. Our Volunteer Center enables students at every level to affect change on a local, national, and global level.

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Explore culture

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts on our Malibu campus includes four facilities – three theatres and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.







Join in our commitment

As a result of our commitment to sustainability, The Princeton Review recognizes Pepperdine on its list of Green Colleges.

  • 500+ acres of the Malibu campus are preserved in a native state
  • Sustainable Commute provides incentives for carpooling and mass transit
  • Green building emphasizes energy efficiency, reduced topographical grading, and optimal solar orientation

99% of on-campus irrigation is recycled water



Advance in good company

Our alumni network has 32 chapters and affinity programs in the U.S. and abroad.

110,000+ Alumni

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