Pepperdine University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
Pepperdine is an amazing school in which the values of purpose, service, and leadership are upheld consistently. I gained superior knowledge and experience as an undergraduate psychology student. The faculty is top notch, the campus is gorgeous, and the student body is diverse and hard-working.
My amazing school. Wouldn't have been content elsewhere for my undergraduate studies. Professors and staff members are the most accommodating and caring people I've ever met. The Christian community teaches and fosters love for God's word. Moreover, despite it having a Christian-centered mission, Pepperdine has a diverse set of religions/beliefs/values. It's only my first year here and I can't stress how much I don't want time to pass so quickly. Thank you Pepperdine for providing an outstanding education for my fellows peers and I. Safe to say I go to the most beautiful school in the world!
Pepperdine has small classes and dedicated professors.
The campus is obviously beautiful, but I think the best thing the school has to offer is the faculty. The majority of the professors are truly excellent and interested in their students as individuals -- if you put yourself out there, they will help tend to your intellectual and personal growth. The school also has a big emphasis on service and social justice, finding not just a job after school but a vocation. The obvious downside is the cost -- I have no idea how I will pay off my debt, despite all my financial aid. Another thing to consider is the school's big emphasis on religion/spirituality -- it's a big upside for some people, but if you're not into it then it could be a downside for you. It's also not a school I would want to go to if I were gay.
Pepperdine is a great school, and the Spanish program is 5. The location is beautiful, of course, which is awesome. Unlike a lot of small liberal arts colleges, a degree from Pepperdine means something. They are serious about academics there. Faith is also a part of the university's life, but they don't shove it down your throat if you aren't religious.