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Pepperdine University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 428 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

West Coast Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $147,287)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $87,328)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 19 13 - Yes
Golf 8 7 - -
Soccer - 22 Yes Yes
Swimming - 18 - -
Tennis 11 10 - Yes
Track and Field, Outdoor 6 30 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 9 17 - -
Volleyball 18 13 - Yes
Water Polo 22 - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.7%
Hispanic 9.8%
Non-resident alien 5.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 48.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 31
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Camila from Encino, CA
  • 4
  • Lived with 7 AMAZING girls. They are all my best friends now. I will say that I got extremely lucky and this isn't the case for everyone but who knows...you…

  • May-14-2012 Read More
  • Tiffany from San Antonio, TX
  • 5
  • I love the dorms at Pepperdine. I met my closes friends there, and I know that we are going to be friends forever. Everyone works together on things and my…

  • May-06-2012 Read More
  • Shannon from Ashburn, VA
  • 4
  • Freshman year, students are assigned suite-style living. You have a roommate, and six other suite-mates, with whom you share a bathroom and common area. Freshman housing is equipped with 2…

  • May-17-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Samantha from Murrieta, CA
  • May-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The Caf food is fine. By the end of the semster, most students start to get tired of it. It's usually the pasta bar, The Grill, the salad bar, and the classics station which consists of some sort of beef or meatloaf and potatoes. The HAWC and Nature's Edge provide some variety, but its probably a good idea to budget some money for off campus food like Chipotle, Marmalade Cafe, SunLife, or Coogies.

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  • Daphne from Folsom, CA
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Pepperdine's quality of food compared to other schools is relatively better, but not exactly the best. There is a wide variety of choices for meals and snacks; they even cater to dietary preferences.

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  • 4
  • Brianna from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is all made on command and to the desire of the student. There is an international station that changes every day to provide a look into other cultures and a classics station that continually changes to give variety to the food. In addition to these two, there is a soup and salad bar, a grill, a pasta bar, pizza, and breakfast foods. However, the food tends to be pricey and takes a good amount of time to make, but this is just to ensure that the food is well made.

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  • 3
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    It good but it gets old fast.

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  • 3
  • Student from CA
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Personally, I enjoy the food options at the Caf and HAWC. People have been asked and they say it's gross, it really isn't. I've only been here a couple months but I suppose that after 4 years it gets boring. Also, there aren't many options off campus. And the few that are available are expensive seafood places. I don't like seafood, so you can see the conflict I have. Back to on campus, their food is a bit greasy and not a lot of healthy options, besides the salad bar and vegetarian option. The salad bar gets old very quickly, you can only get so creative. I forgot to mention: La Brea Bakery (on campus). The place is great but I always forget I have it as an alternative. The offer soup bowls and grilled sandwiches. Don't go to Chipotle too often or you'll get tired of it.

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  • 4
  • Aryn from El Cajon, CA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is pretty good, but gets old fast. Not very many options for food, and the caf closes early.

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  • 2
  • Mike from Malibu, CA
  • Jan-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Access to some of the best food in the world... off campus. On campus, easily one of the worst places in Malibu to eat at.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • student
  • Jun-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Not as big, but it feels big because its a small school.

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  • Samantha from Murrieta, CA
  • May-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Your opinion of it will probably depend on whether or not you join. Greek life exists, but only about 30% of campus is involved, it just seems like more because they are so active on campus. Those who are in it love it and have made great friends because of it. Those who are not involved have just as much fun and don't feel like they are missing out.

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  • 0
  • Daphne from Folsom, CA
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Pepperdine Greek Life offers a small, but satisfactory selection of seven sororities and five fraternities. It is a great opportunity to become involved on campus and get to know your fellow classmates.

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  • 0
  • Brianna from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is small on campus but is available to students. There are 5 fraternities and 7 sororities, and each group offers something different. I am unaffiliated but still appreciate the value of Greek life. I am able to give an unbiased perspective and say that a student can benefit from these programs. My friends have made strong bonds with their sorority sisters or fraternity brothers and will have connections in their future careers.

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  • 0
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    GREAT but not like big universities

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  • 0
  • Student from CA
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There are social frats/sororities and 2 business frats. Social ones have dues around $500 or more. The business ones I hear are about $200. I'm not involved in either type so please be cautious of this information. My roommate is in a social sorority and she is involved but you do not have to be completely committed (die hard status). They give you opportunities and events which are optional. It does buy you friends though.

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  • 0
  • Katie
  • Nov-18-2013 I am a current student here

    I joined a sorority on campus and absolutely love it! Greek life isn't in your face, and if you don't join one it's not a huge deal; however, it definitely makes your life a lot more fun. Not as much of a party-oriented greek system as some other schools, but if you're into that type of stuff you can definitely choose a sorority for that. I think there are 7 sororities and 5 fraternities on campus, so there are a lot of options, and you can definitely find one that fits your personality.

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  • 0
  • Makamae from Wailuku, HI
  • Sep-21-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in Greek life, but lots of my friends are, and they love it. Rush is really fun, even for people who are just going to check it out. Most are actually focused on building a community of brothers or sisters, rather than getting drunk every weekend.

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  • Sienna from Upland, CA
  • Sep-14-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm just starting rush week!!! Yay!! Greek Life is actually surprisingly popular at Pepperdine! We don't have greek housing, but its still an awesome experience. Rush so far has been incredible and it isn't as intense as a lot of other colleges which is really cool. Overall, it is a really fun and easy experience and it seems like Greek Life is a really cool thing to be a part of.

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