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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…

  • May-14-2012 Read More
  • Pepp Student
  • 5
  • I absolutely love dorming at Pepperdine (: Go and triple!!!!! You won't regret it!!!! You get a guaranteed ocean view that you literally CANNOT beat! I loved meeting my roommates…

  • Sep-05-2015 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
  • Anna from Tualatin, OR
  • 5
  • Dorms are nice and spacious. Suite-style dorms give you plenty of places to hang out, as well as opportunities to foster friendships. Our dorm was very close. The RAs are…

  • Feb-20-2017 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Michelle
  • Jul-31-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food was good! I remember having to pay for lunch with cash, because we didn't have a card..? Not entirely sure about that, but there were several food options, from salads to pizza to salmon!

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  • 4
  • Anna from Tualatin, OR
  • Feb-20-2017 I am a current student here

    There are 10 different places to eat on campus. The Waves Cafe is the main one, offering lots of options, including vegan and gluten free. They like to switch things up often and it keeps you from getting too bored with the same old food.

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  • 3
  • Rhee
  • Jan-19-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    How do the food plans at Pepperdine work?

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  • 4
  • Pepp Student
  • Sep-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Personally, I really enjoy the food at Pepperdine. The cafe serves a variety of food from pizza to soups to frozen yogurt to pasta to anything really. However, the food can be a little bit expensive, but the view of the cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean makes it well worth it.

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  • 5
  • Friendly Admirer
  • Mar-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I haven't had it yet but I'm sure its bound to taste great lol

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  • 4
  • Karen from Alhambra, CA
  • Mar-17-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've only been to the Cafe that was open at the time when I was visiting the campus. Friendly people and pretty good drinks by Jamba Juice!

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  • 3
  • LitNerd from Orange County, CA
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Campus eating areas consist of the main cafeteria, which usually serves breakfast from 7:30-10 (2 PM on weekends -- sleeping in, FTW) and closes at 9, the H.A.W.C. mini-cafetaria, which stays open later and serves a lot of delicious, overpriced desserts, a Jamba Juice in the Sandbar (which also houses the mail center and a piano students are free to play), a La Brea Bakery/Peet's Coffee next to the cafe which opens rather late at 9, and a coffee cart that's sometimes open in the center plaza. If you're willing to hike, there are also cafeterias at the Drescher graduate campus and the School of Law. Food at the regular Seaver cafeteria is decent but has gotten rather dull due to lack of variety. Students living in residence halls have to purchase a meal plan. Girls usually get by with the minimum B-plan ($1500 equivalent) while guys eat more and end up upgrading to C-plan ($2000) or higher, though one can feasibly get a solid three meals a day by supplementing the B-plan with cereal or other groceries from Ralphs (about a mile away, and campus transportation gives free shuttle rides there).

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Yea at times food at the HAWC can be cold or a bit salty but it is great none-the-less. The Caf food is great, always changing it up so we don't get bored and even have cultural nights where we get to try dishes from different ethnicities!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anna from Tualatin, OR
  • Feb-20-2017 I am a current student here

    About 30% of students are in greek life, so it is as important as you make it. There are people whose whole life s devoted to a sorority, whereas other people are just fine avoiding it altogether. Either way, you will have friends in greek life and out, and everyone is super friendly to each other. If it's something you are interested in, there is a place for you in one of our greek groups. We also have a business frat on campus for business majors.

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  • 0
  • LitNerd from Orange County, CA
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    5 fraternities and 8 sororities that appear to be more or less localized at the university rather than integrated into a national network, though I really can't say because Pepperdine greek life remains a bit of a mystery to me.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    I have several friends in greek life and they mentioned the rush process is tough but they love it when they are finally initiated and have a Big and a greek family.

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  • 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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  • 0
  • 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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