The Year in Review The Heritage Continues: University
With the opening in October 2002 of the new Center for Communication
and Business, Pepperdine now boasts one of Southern California's
most technologically advanced educational facilities. The new center
is home to the two largest undergraduate divisions within Seaver
College and serves nearly all of the University's undergraduate
students. It contains more than sixty view offices and sixteen hi-tech
classrooms. Other residents include the Department of Public Safety,
The Graphic student newspaper, the telecommunication production
studio, and the radio station.
In 2003 the Graziadio School expanded its class offerings
with a new graduate campus in Pasadena. The response of the San
Gabriel Valley communities has been positive, and the space will
be increased in January 2004. A new ethics certificate program was
first offered to the business community at the Pasadena campus.
an effort to meet the growing needs of its graduate and undergraduate
students and faculty, Pepperdine announced the relocation of the
headquarters for the Graziadio School of Business and Management
and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology to the new 112,466-square-foot
West Los Angeles Graduate Campus at the Howard Hughes Center,
near LAX. The move will be completed in time for the start of classes
in January 2004.
All five schools that comprise Pepperdine University met or surpassed
their enrollment goals. Moreover, because of increased applications
numbers, the schools were able to be more selective, resulting in
some of the best qualified incoming classes in Pepperdine history.
In addition to incoming students with high test scores and good
the diversity of the classes this year is broader than ever before.
The University was again ranked in the top quartile among 248 "national
universities-doctoral" in the 2004 edition of the US News
& World Report annual rankings. For the past several years,
the University has taken its place among the nation's most respected
and honored universities. Pepperdine was also named one of the Top
100 U.S. Colleges and Universities for entrepreneurs in the April
2003 issue of Entrepreneur magazine. Out of over 700 entrepreneurship
programs evaluated, Pepperdine was recognized as being among the
Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management
was ranked in the Top 25 by US News & World Report for its fully
employed MBA and Executive MBA programs. The report also ranked
the Graziadio School, over all, among the best business schools
in the nation.