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Our Story

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George Pepperdine's founding vision was that of a university committed equally to academic excellence and Christian values. The students, faculty, and administration of Pepperdine University today affirm this vision and advance the University's standing as a cutting-edge educational institution by growing in knowledge, as well as spirit.

Our Past

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History

George Pepperdine founded his namesake university in 1937. Read about the early days and inspiring journey that created Pepperdine University.

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Our Present

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Mission, Vision, and Affirmation Statement

Pepperdine University is committed to transforming lives through rigorous academics, spiritual exploration, and the significance of a life of purpose.

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Our Future

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Strategic Plan

In 2011, our Board of Regents adopted a new Strategic Plan, which presents inspiring new directions for Pepperdine University.

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