School Overview

Pepperdine University was founded in 1937 as Pepperdine College in South Central Los Angeles, California. In the 1960s the school faced problems with its location and decided to move. In 1972 the school moved to its current location in Malibu, California and just a year earlier it had obtained University status by adding its Law School. Pepperdine University operates with the mission of being "committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership." The university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Pepperdine University provides bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and is classified as a private, not for profit, four-year institution. The different academic schools are:

  • Frank R. Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management
  • The School of Law
  • The School of Public Policy
  • The Graduate School of Education and Psychology

For students with a hectic schedule, the university offers online courses for almost all of its degree programs, graduate and undergraduate.

School Details

Location: 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy,Malibu, CA 90263

Religious Affiliation: Churches of Christ

Sector & Type: Private, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission



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