Our student life provides rich opportunities for personal growth and cultural development. Students find a meaningful and lasting community at our stunning Malibu location, and our proximity to Los Angeles, one of the world's most vibrant cities, provides access to engage in conversations that shape a global world.
At Pepperdine, students connect within a close-knit community through student organizations, cultural events, academics, athletics, and more. Our residential housing encourages students to forge lifelong friendships as well as a sense of belonging during their college years.
We are dedicated to our students' spiritual development. Bringing together people from a wide spectrum of faith backgrounds, we express our Christian faith in ways such as beachside surf chapel, prayer groups, service opportunities, spiritual mentoring, and worship.
Our students engage in community service at a rate more than twice the national average for college students. At the Pepperdine Volunteer Center, students, staff, and faculty live the Pepperdine affirmation, "That knowledge calls, ultimately, for a life of service."
We help students identify their unique purpose and equip them to build careers of leadership, through student employment, internships, and professional skill development. We partner with companies and organizations locally and nationally to provide internships and jobs.
Our campus recreation program, student health center, and counseling center are committed to helping students live a healthy lifestyle -- both in and outside of the classroom. Pepperdine is committed to the holistic development of our students.
We support our rigorous academics through academic advising services, the Office of Student Accessibility, renowned faculty, world class facilities, and highly competitive programs all of which have contributed to our strong programs and rankings.