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Welcome to Pepperdine

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study, Pepperdine is where you're inspired to learn as you learn to inspire.

Go There

At Pepperdine, we believe the purpose of higher education is to develop and equip people of value and virtue who in turn create value and virtue in their communities, countries, and the rest of the world. Discover how we boldly seek to GO THERE.

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Find Your Degree

Pepperdine offers rigorous programs, valuable resources, and countless opportunities that will enable you to pursue your desired course of study.

A Place of Faith

Guided by our Christian faith, the Pepperdine community explores how faith transforms student life, classroom learning, and personal growth through spiritual life programs and opportunities.


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Dedicated to Discovery

Committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, Pepperdine scholars conduct world-class research across multiple disciplines and engage in innovative scholarship with a spirit of inquiry.

Pepperdine Academics

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Competing with Purpose

A member of the West Coast Conference, Pepperdine Waves compete at the highest levels of college athletics on 17 NCAA Division I teams.

Pepperdine Athletics

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At Center Stage

Pepperdine's fine arts programs engage the community in powerful performances and inspiring experiences held in state-of-the-art facilities that invite audiences near and far.

Explore the Arts



Artists Makoto Fujimura and Jeni Spota C.

Divergent Artists Makoto Fujimura and Jeni Spota C. Open Weisman Museum Spring Season

With their singular styles of painting and approaches to religious imagery and content, the works of artists Makoto Fujimura and Jeni Spota C sit in fascinating juxtaposition. The two exhibitions will remain on display at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art through Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Pepperdine's Commitment to an Inclusive Environment

Pepperdine University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.