Where faith and learning meet
As a private Christian liberal arts institution, Pepperdine University is at the forefront of holistically developing the next generation of leaders through a rigorous curriculum, faculty mentorship, tailored research opportunities, and timely lectureship series. The liberal arts curriculum at Pepperdine serves as the foundation upon which you can explore, debate, and address life’s deepest questions and the world’s greatest challenges. The outcome is a transformational educational experience that allows you to explore your passions, enrich your life through new academic encounters, and graduate with fundamental knowledge to draw upon throughout your life.
A vibrant community
Pepperdine’s residential campus is home to approximately 3,300 undergraduate students hand selected from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, religious, ethnic, geographic, and rigorous academic backgrounds. With more than 110 student clubs and organizations, an active student government, Greek life, a strong athletic tradition, more than 1,000 on-campus events each year, intramural and club sports, student-led spiritual life activities every day of the week, and theater and dance productions, there is always an activity to join and an opportunity for you to build lasting friendships.
Welcome to Waves Nation, where 17 men’s and women’s Division I athletic teams compete for victory and the Riptide Spirit Crew bleeds orange and blue! Pepperdine teams have won an impressive 25 national championships. Team sports include men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, track, volleyball, and water polo as well as women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor volleyball, sand volleyball, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track.
An international experience
When you're a Pepperdine student, the world is at your fingertips. Study with Pepperdine faculty and fellow students in University-owned facilities around the world. At least 67% of all Seaver undergraduate students study abroad during their sophomore year. Year-round residential programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; Heidelberg, Germany; Lausanne, Switzerland; London, United Kingdom; and Shanghai, China offer Seaver students a unique opportunity to gain both an academic and a personal understanding of other cultures, institutions, and languages.
The Pepperdine impact
A degree from Pepperdine is highly valued and respected in a competitive global marketplace. Choosing to enroll at Pepperdine not only launches a personal, academic, and spiritual transformative journey but also a practical foundation that is rooted in ethical decision-making, real-world application, and a supportive community.
University mission statement
Pepperdine 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.