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Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University is located near Malibu, California. Pepperdine University is a private university affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Pepperdine University

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Seal of Pepperdine University (Trademark of Pepperdine University)


MottoStrengthening Lives for Purpose, Service, and Leadership
Established 1937
School type Private
President Andrew K. Benton
Location Malibu, CA, USA
Enrollment 3,153 undergraduate,
2,900 graduate
Faculty 366
Endowment US$175 million
Campus Suburban, 830 acres (3.4 km²)
Sports team Waves
Website www.pepperdine.edu


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History

Pepperdine University was established in 1937, by George Pepperdine. For thirty years, George Pepperdine College was a small undergraduate school located in south-central Los Angeles. It gained university status in 1971 when a school of law was added and the business and education departments became separate schools. In 1972, through the generosity of Frank Roger Seaver, Pepperdine opened a new 830 acre (3.4 km²) campus in the Malibu area. In 1975, the undergraduate program was named Seaver College in honor of the Seavers. In 1996 a massive brushfire threatened the campus with destruction, but firefighters succeeded in protecting almost all structures. [1] (http://www.cs.unc.edu/~azuma/fire.txt)

Campuses

The primary Malibu-area campus is nestled among several ridges that overlook the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, outside of the actual boundaries of the City of Malibu (although its mailing address is "Malibu"). Most buildings were constructed in a typical 1980s-style reinterpretation of classic Californian and Mediterranean architecture (red tile roofs, white stuccoed walls, large tinted windows).

Driving up the main campus entrance road is a memorable experience, as it ascends a steep well-groomed grassy slope past a huge stylized cross. But it is also quite dangerous for those going downhill.

The West Los Angeles campus is located in Howard Hughes Center next to Interstate 405.

Organization

Presidents

Colleges and Schools

Pepperdine's academic departments and programs are organized into one college and five schools:

  • Seaver College
  • Graziadio School of Business and Management
  • Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • School of Law
  • School of Public Policy

Athletics

Pepperdine University sponsors 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics teams-baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, volleyball and water polo teams for men, while women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

NCAA Division I Team Championships:

  • Baseball (1992)
  • Men's Golf (1997)
  • Men's Volleyball (1978, 1985, 1986, 1992, 2005)
  • Water Polo (1997)

NCAA Division I Individual Titles:

  • Robbie Weiss (1988 Tennis - Singles)
  • Carlos DiLaura & Kelly Jones (1985 Tennis - Doubles)
  • Jerome Jones & Kelly Jones (1984 Tennis - Doubles)

Notable alumni

Academia

Business

Entertainment

Politics and government

Sports

Rankings and reputation

In 2005, the Princeton Review ranked Pepperdine as #1 on the list of colleges with "Dorms Like Palaces." Pepperdine also appeared on two other lists: "Beautiful Campus" and "Students Pray on a Regular Basis." Because of its Christian affiliation, many contend that the student body is a highly religious and politically conservative atmosphere. The 2005 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges has also noted Pepperdine as being one of the nation's largest conservative colleges.

External links

Pepperdine University's main site (http://www.pepperdine.edu/)

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