- Class: Sophomore
- Major: International Relations
- Gender: M
- High School: Auburn High School/The Altamont School
- Transfer Student: N
The school is too small, and is located in a town that frankly sucks. The administration is oppressive, prejudiced and arbitrary in dealing with any person or group it is opposed to in the student body. Most recent controversy was the banning last semester of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, for reasons that are laughable at best. Not much in the way of school pride, because all the sports are jokes. Unusual things - no football, and no booze. I'll always remember how people constantly harassed me for my lack of religion. Frequent complains...mandatory chapel service attendance, no drinking.
Least favorite class REL 101. Best class INTS 592. The international studies department is wonderful, and the administration there extremely helpful. I find the usual Pepperdine student to be shallow and unintelligent in conversation outside of class. The difficulty of the university is negligible - I had a harder time keeping up in high school. Pepperdine is geared toward Christian education, which is largely not based in reality, and does a pitiful job of equipping students for future employment.
Virtually zero racial or religious diversity on campus. Token numbers of minorities constitute large percentages here only because the campus is so damn small. Any non-Christian needs to avoid Pepperdine like the plague. All dress on campus is casual. The student body is very divided, with different groups (fraternities, sororities, sports teams, etc) having essentially no interaction. Almost everyone is from California, Texas, Oklahoma, or Oregon. Most people are fairly wealthy. Students are generally politically ignorant, but are generally right wing oriented.
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