Pepperdine University Reviews

4.29 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
  • Malibu (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $53,932
90% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Lynn Williams - 9/20/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Pepperdine is an exceptional University. There isn't a bad thing I can say about the school. During my time at Pepperdine I was apart of the Womens soccer team, which gave me a purpose while I was at school. From there I made life long friends and mentors, that I talk to bi-monthly. Pepperdine prides itself in have intimate class sizes that, the largest class being about 100 students, and that was something I really liked. I would always hear my friends from other school say they had auditoriums filled with 700+ student, and knowing myself I would have been lost in the shuffle. Pepperdine's campus is also breath taking, the school is located across the street from the ocean and they always have events going on so you feel connected to the university and the community. Lastly, I want to note that the ac anemic advisors and professors are exceptional. while at Pepperdine I was originally a Sports Medicine major and half way through I decided to change to a Psychology major, the professors and advisors worked with me, got me on the right track and I graduated in 4 years."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Rhonda Williams - 6/21/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010
"The courses offer small student to teacher ratios which allows the student to really engage with the instructor. The professors are really interested in learning about your career goals, research interests, and project ideas. The library staff is quite knowledgeable and can help you navigate the databases to find the right peer reviewed articles for your assignments. The course plan clearly outlined which courses were needed to earn the degree. The career counseling office staff helped me navigate the job hunt front and provided interview tips. The job fair also gave me an opportunity to meet representatives from many school districts and find the right career fit for me. The school is expensive so take the time to learn about your financing options."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Television & Film Student - 4/7/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2019
"Pepperdine is a GREAT and WONDERFUL college! All of my professors were caring and passionate about the subjects that they taught and this translates into students who care and who are passionate about the subjects they study. The school strives for excellence, yet at the same time develops a balanced life. I can not recommend Pepperdine enough for college. Schedule a tour and get to meet some people, they are nice and welcoming."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Harout Markarian - 9/7/2018
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2019
"Pepperdine University is a great school with great resources and professors. all professors in the engineering department are very seasoned and have experience in the engineering industry. You will be getting real world experience and not just theoretical."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Waters - 5/19/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I loved my experience at Pepperdine University. At Pepperdine, I gained an education that prepared me for my graduate studies and challenged me in my intellectual development; I learned to ask better questions, to think deeply and critically, and to manage a variety of responsibilities at the same time. While all of this was valuable, the biggest takeaway from my Pepperdine experience was the community I developed. Through international programs, life in the residence halls, and my work as a Resident Advisor and on the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council, I developed friendships that will last a lifetime. I met people that had different views from me, and rather than alienate me, they challenged me to think deeply about why I believe what I believe and their influence ultimately made me a more informed and confident person. Pepperdine cultivates this strong community primarily through International Programs, which is ranked #1 in the world. Having studied in Argentina and London, I can attest to the superb nature of these programs and how they made me more globally minded, equipped me with a second language, and enhanced my personal development. On campus, the Great Books Colloquium contributed the most to my academic development, and I would recommend it to all students. I learned the most in my Great Books classes. I love Pepperdine, and I'd choose it again and again. Pepperdine is a Christian institution, and while this is apparent in Pepperdine's administration and campus life, I never felt like the university was forcing any ideas on me. I always felt like I could express my views freely. Pepperdine is true to its mission; it equips you for purpose, service, and leadership in the great wide world after graduation. And the ocean view isn't too shabby. Ayo Waves!"
4.2 out of 5 stars
Claire - 7/31/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Daniel Vieyra - 9/25/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"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!"
2.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2007
"Pepperdine has small classes and dedicated professors."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/10/2015
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
2009 Spanish graduate - 5/29/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
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