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Pepperdine University History

The George Pepperdine College was founded on September 21, 1937 by an entrepreneur George Pepperdine. In November, 1937 the college welcomed its first set of students. The Pepperdine College’s first campus was located in the Vermont Knolls area, Los Angeles which was spread over 34-acres of area.
In 1969, the School of Business and College of Law were established. Pepperdine College was declared as Pepperdine University on January 1,1971. At the same time the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences and School of Continuing Education were formed at Los Angeles campus.
From 1985-2000 Pepperdine University was under the guidance of President Davenport. In the 1990s a new Graduate School and (SPP) School of Public Policy were founded which offered Master of Public Policy degrees.
Andrew K. Benton was named seventh President of Pepperdine University. In 2002, the Military Honor Garden Was established in Stauffer Chapel Plaza and in 2003 Heroes Garden on the Drescher Graduate campus was constructed.
Over eight decades of the Pepperdine University many changes took place in school, policy, infrastructure and curriculum but the institute is endowed towards helping young men and women to prepare their future in this competitive era.

University Programs, Courses and Schools
Pepperdine University has five schools or colleges which offer a wide variety of courses to the students. Its main campus is located in Malibu, California and four Graduate Campuses are located in Southern California are in West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino and San Jose, one of its centers is located in Washington D.C. and International Campuses are located in Germany, Argentina, UK, Italy and Switzerland.

The 5 schools or colleges of Pepperdine University at Malibu, California are-

  • Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Caruso School of Law
  • Graziadio Business School
  • Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • School of Public Policy

University Achievements

Over the past years Pepperdine University has won many awards-
2019 Awards

Pepperdine Magazine

GOLD - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: General Interest Magazine - Circulation 75,000+
 
2017 President's Report
 
GOLD -
CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Institutional Relations Publications

School of Public Policy Wavemakers Video

BRONZE - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Recruitment Videos
 2018 Awards

Pepperdine Magazine
 
SILVER (highest awarded) - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: General Interest Magazine - Circulation 75,000+
 
2015 Awards

2014 Year in Review Video

SILVER - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: General Information Video

2013 Awards

2013 Seaver Yield Video

GOLD - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Recruitment Videos

Seaver College Admission Website

SILVER - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Digital Communications – Websites – Individual Sub-Websites
 
Seaver College Viewbook

SILVER - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Student Recruitment Publications – Print Viewbooks and Prospectuses

Pepperdine Magazine

BRONZE - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: General Interest Magazine - Circulation 75,000+

Seaver Admissions Video

GOLD - Educational Advertising Awards: Video Viewbook

Pepperdine Magazine

BRONZE - Educational Advertising Awards: Publication
Seaver College Admissions Website

BRONZE - Educational Advertising Awards: Website

Seaver College Viewbook

BRONZE - Educational Advertising Awards: Student Viewbook

Pepperdine Magazine Mobile App

MERIT - Educational Advertising Awards: New Media

Pepperdine Community Website

GOLD - Education Digital Marketing Awards: Institutional Intranet Site

Pepperdine Magazine App

GOLD - Education Digital Marketing Awards: Miscellaneous Interactive Media

Seaver Admissions Website

SILVER - Education Digital Marketing Awards: Admissions Website

2012 Awards

Waves of Change Newsletter


GOLD - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Print External Audience Tabloids / Newsletters

2012 Pepperdine Associates Dinner

GOLD - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Integrated Advancement Programs - Individual Special Events

Stand Up, Step Forward, Take Flight Campaign

SILVER - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Integrated Advancement Programs - Advertising Campaigns

60 Sec Spot

SILVER - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Communications & Marketing Programs - Video PSAs and Commercial Spots

Executive MBA (EMBA) Video - GSBM
 
BRONZE - CASE VII Awards of Excellence: Communications & Marketing Programs - Video Recruitment Features
 
Pepperdine Commercial Spot

GOLD - Educational Advertising Awards: Television Single Advertising

Purpose, Service, & Leadership (Stand Up, Step Forward, Take Flight)

GOLD - Educational Advertising Awards: Magazine Series Advertising

Purpose, Service, & Leadership (Stand Up, Step Forward, Take Flight)

MERIT - Educational Advertising Awards: Total Ad Campaign

Pepperdine Magazine

MERIT - Educational Advertising Awards: External Publication
GOLD - Educational Advertising Awards: Newspaper Advertising

Campaign for Pepperdine
 
GOLD
- Educational Advertising Awards: Logo/Letterhead Design

Pepperdine Magazine

BRONZE - Educational Advertising Awards: Publication External

Pepperdine 75th Anniversary

BRONZE - Educational Advertising Awards: Video Viewbook

Campaign for Pepperdine

MERIT - Educational Advertising Awards: Newspaper Advertising


University USP

Pepperdine University’s USP is its picturesque location in Malibu, California. It is ranked #49 in National Universities by US News.

University Alumni

Michael Brant Shermer (American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Sceptics Society),
 Neil Clark Warren (American clinical psychologist, Christian theologian, seminary professor) 

University Infrastructure and Services

Campus-

Pepperdine University has five schools or colleges which offer a wide variety of courses to the students. Its main campus is located in Malibu, California and four Graduate Campuses are located in Southern California are in West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino and San Jose, one of its center is located in Washington D.C. and International Campuses are located in Germany, Argentina, UK, Italy and Switzerland.

Libraries-

Pepperdine University Libraries serves the learning students by facilitating exploration, discovery, and creativity. The library has a wide collection of knowledgeable material. The location of different libraries at the university are- Payson Library, Drescher Graduate Library, Encino Library, Irvine Library, West Los Angeles Library, Calabasas Library and Law Library. The Pepperdine University Libraries' collection has more than 2 million items and access to 128 electronic databases with more than 66,000 journals and more than 350,000 e-books which makes it easy for the students to study on campus.

Housing Services-

The Pepperdine University Housing services offers students to enhance the learning experience by living in safe, caring, respectful, and dynamic on-campus housing. Living on campus is the best option for students to fully experience college life. The on-campus experience facilitates students both convenience and a sense of community, and provides students more student and faculty interaction, enhances learning and academic, social, and spiritual growth.

Medical Services-

The Student Health Center (SHC) is present in the Student Assistance Center (SAC), near the Center for Communications and Business (CCB). The SHC works similarly to a family physician’s office and facilitates with the latest in health standards, allowing students to get care from highly trained medical professionals on campus only. Students who are too sick or injured can use the campus shuttle or they can contact the Department of Public Safety at 310-506-4442 to receive a free medical escort service.
Many services are available which includes a wide range of everyday health needs, men's and women's health, care for illness and injury, immunizations, injections, labs, nutrition, respiratory problems, and dermatology related. The SHC also provides specialized clinics for flu vaccination, travel medicine, massage therapy, and STI/HIV testing. If needed physicians may refer to a specialist or acknowledge if a higher level of care is required.
The doctors provide prescribed medications with their treatment plans. The has an in-house dispensary, which gives easy access to common medications. A written prescription will be given for any medication not available at the SHC. Students have to schedule an appointment through their patient portal or by calling 310-506-4316.

Student Clubs-

Pepperdine University Provides a wide variety of clubs for students to indulge themselves in activities and excel in other activities also apart from studies. The clubs at the university are- 

  • Art Club
  • Art History Student Society
  • Beatbox Club
  • Beta Psi Omega
  • Chemistry Club
  • Climbing Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
  • Dawn Patrol (Ocean Conservation)
  • Earthlings
  • Federalist Society
  • Future Teachers Club
  • KWVS Pepperdine Radio
  • March for Our Lives (Pepperdine Chapter)
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations
  • National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
  • Nourish
  • Pepperdine Accounting Society
  • Pepperdine AMSA Pre-Medical Chapter
  • Pepperdine Cine Club
  • Pepperdine College Democrats
  • Pepperdine College Republicans
  • Pepperdine Computer Science Club
  • Pepperdine Engineering Society
  • Pepperdine Gaming Club
  • Pepperdine Graphic Media
  • Pepperdine Improv Troupe
  • Pepperdine Math Club
  • Pepperdine Pickups
  • Pepperdine Pokemon Club
  • Pepperdine Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Pepperdine Scuba Club
  • Pepperdine University Real Estate Club
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Physics/Engineering Club
  • Psi Chi - Psychology Honor Society
  • RnD Dance
  • Running Club
  • Science Modeling Club
  • Spikeball Club
  • Sports Business Association
  • Student Alumni Organization
  • The Beacon
  • Waves Effect
  • Women in Stem
  • Yoga Union
  • Young Americans for Liberty

University Location

Malibu Campus
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
310.506.4000
 
West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Howard Hughes Center 6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310.568.5600
 
Calabasas Campus
26750 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
818.702.1000
 
Encino Graduate Campus
16830 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 200
Encino, CA 91436
818.501.1600
 
Irvine Graduate Campus Lakeshore Towers III

18111 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
949.223.2500

International Student Info

Courses Offered-  

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Certificates
  • Continuing Education
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
  • Joint Programs/Degrees
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Legal Studies (MLS)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of Public Policy and Leadership (MPPL)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Professional Degrees/Paths
  • Seminars
  • Teacher Education Program 

Student Support-

An effective and valuable educational experience includes resources essential for student success. Each school of Pepperdine University offers a variety of services which includes disabled student and veteran services, financial aid, housing, and health insurance, to help individuals. The services provided are-
Disabled Students- Pepperdine University provides assistance to students with disabilities, they don’t want to keep any difference in students.
Veteran Services-Pepperdine University facilitates veterans, armed services personnel, and qualified dependents.
Housing and Residence Life- Students from other states and countries are helped properly in finding housing on campus as well as off-campus
International Student Services- The International Student Services Office in Malibu facilitates international students in all aspects related to admission, immigration, visas, and work permits.
Pepperdine Bookstore- With campus bookstore, university also has an online Pepperdine bookstore. It makes purchasing textbooks, course materials, office and school supplies, as well as Pepperdine-themed apparel and accessories easy.
   
Visas and Immigration Support-

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) provides support to international students by advising, orienting, and advocating for them in terms of visas and immigration. OISS ensures regulatory compliance with the U.S. government.

Student Life in Pepperdine University   

Sports and Fitness-   


 Pepperdine University’s Department of Campus Recreation is a unit of the Division of Student Affairs of Seaver College. The programs and services of the department include: Club Sports, Esports, Fitness and Wellbeing, Informal Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, and Special Events and Excursions. The variety of sport and fitness activities and recreational facilities provide opportunities for individuals to participate according to their level of ability. This huge variety of sports and activities also keeps them fit and healthy.
 

Residential Life-

The Pepperdine University Housing services offers students to enhance the learning experience by living in a safe, caring, respectful, and dynamic on-campus community. Living on campus is the best option for students to fully experience college life. The on-campus experience facilitates students both convenience and a sense of community, and provides students more student and faculty interaction, enhances learning and academic, social, and spiritual growth.

Food and Drinks-

There are many restaurants nearby campus which provide delivery facilities also. They are just a few steps away from the campus. Students can enjoy delicious food at doorsteps or can dine in at the restaurant. Some restaurants are- De-Lite-Ful, Buca di Beppo, Cafe Habana, Mastros, Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle and many other options are available nearby the university campus.

Short-term Getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the university to have fun like; Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu Bluffs Park, Malibu Wine Hikes, Malibu Wine Hikes, Malibu Lagoon State Beach and many other options are available nearby to enjoy weekends and holidays.


Part Time Jobs-

Every year over two thousand students among all five Southern California campuses engage in some type of student job support. The Student Employment Office works as a pillar of support for the students as they take on the challenge of managing academics, employment, and life at Pepperdine University. The Student Employment Office (SEO) engages with the faculty and staff of all University departments and the local people to provide part-time employment opportunities to students. SEO also works with the Federal Work Study Program and the Pepperdine Work Program University-wide to support more students as they want jobs while pursuing their study at the university.

Student Safety-

 Students of Pepperdine University are encouraged to communicate safety concerns and report incidents of misconduct. Students may submit a concern with or without their contact information. Students can also connect to 911 and the Public Safety Department using the LiveSafe App available at the Apple App Store & Google Play. Using the LiveSafe App allows Public Safety to exactly locate an individual in case of an emergency.

Application Requirement

  • Average academic score-
  • GPA- 3
  • IB- 33
  • Percentage- 80%
  • Acceptance rate- 37%
  • Average entrance score-
  • IELTS- 7
  • TOEFL- 95
  • SAT- 1330
  • ACT- 28
  • GRE- 305
  • GMAT- 648
  • GRE Quantitative- 152
  • GRE Verbal- 153

Rankings

US NEWS- 50 (Regional USA)

FORBES-149

Scholarships-

  • Marco Garcia Memorial Fellowship
  • Urban Fellows Grant
  • The GSEP Endowed Fellows Fund
  • Mattie Chissell Memorial Scholarship
  • Curtice & Evelyn Booth Veterans Endowed Scholarship
  • Abbas & Nosrat Amin Endowment
  • Benjamin M. Bendat Endowed Scholarship
  • Bertha Melgoza, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Endowed Scholarship
  • Chester H. McCall Endowed Scholarship
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Scholarship
  • Claudette S. McLinn Endowed Scholarship
  • Danhakl Family Foundation Fellowship
  • Diana Hiatt-Michael Endowed Scholarship
  • Dr. Farzin Madjidi Scholarship
  • Glen and Gloria Holden Scholarship
  • GSEP Technology Scholarship
  • GSEP Squires Scholarship for Women
  • Harry & Izelle Shafer Scholarship
  • J. McDonald and Judy Williams GSEP Scholarship
  • John & Rebecca Barton Scholarship
  • John and Bertha Garabedian Charitable Foundation 
  • Joseph Chung Endowed Scholarship
  • Linda M. Gage AWP Endowed Scholarship
  • Merilyn O'Neal Endowed Scholarship
  • Michael Y.F. Chau Scholarship
  • Pepperdine Black Alumni Council Scholarship
  • Randy Clark Endowed Scholarship
  • Sally Edwards Endowed Scholarship
  • Yolanda Aguerrebere Endowed Scholarship

Pepperdine University Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Pepperdine University Application Requirements

3
GPA
33
IB
80
Percentage
37%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Pepperdine University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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Pepperdine University Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: $53,680

Masters: Fees vary for each program.

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Pepperdine University Deadlines

Bachelors: Spring- October 15, Fall- January 5

Masters

Accounting: April 30

American Studies: April 30

Cinematic Media Production, Strategic Communication: April 30

Nutrition Certificate: May 30

Religion, Divinity, Ministry: Fall: April 30, Spring: Oct 1

Screenwriting for Film and Television: April 30

Strategic Communication: April 30

 Financial and Housing Applications: February 1

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Pepperdine University Rankings

Regional

United States of America
50
US News
149
Forbes
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