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.
George Pepperdine founded his namesake university in 1937. Read about the early days and inspiring journey that created Pepperdine University.
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.
In 2019, the University began its 2030 strategic planning process, which has resulted in the current draft of Pepperdine 2030: Ascend Together.