For Students Who Don't Like Drunken Parties
If you believe alcohol and education are not compatible, Pepperdine University has the welcome antidote. According to Pepperdine's student website, "the University is committed to maintaining an alcohol and hazing-free campus." That includes events off campus as well, "meaning groups cannot simply 'take the party elsewhere' without accountability and repercussions."
Committed to the Highest Standards of Academic Excellence
Pepperdine University, founded in 1937 by George Pepperdine, founder of the Western Auto Supply Company, 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."
The University is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. However, staff and members of the Board of Regents come from many religious backgrounds and students of all races and faiths are welcome. The school's overriding purpose is to pursue the very highest academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith.
The University Enrolls 8,300 Students in Five Colleges and Schools
Courses are taught in Malibu, at six graduate campuses in Southern California, and at campuses in Germany, England, Italy, and Argentina. The University enrolls approximately 8,300 students in five colleges and schools. Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and the School of Public Policy are located on the University's 830-acre campus.
Pepperdine's main campus is snuggled among several ridges that overlook the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. According to the school's website, "the main campus entrance road ascends a steep, well-groomed grassy slope past a huge stylized cross, known as the Phillips Theme Tower, symbolizing the University's dedication to its original Christian mission."
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