- Class: Junior
- Major: Communications
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
Pepperdine is the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. The only complaint I have about Malibu is the fact that it is pretty isolated. It is a small town, but the good thing is that LA isn't far away if thats what you're looking for and the beach is just a minute away. Pepperdine is a very small school and it definitely has the small school feel. I like the fact that when I walk around campus I always run into someone I know, but of course that could be bad for some people as well. I spend most of my time on campus in the caf, the library, or watching the athletic games. Pepperdine administration usually really tries to work with the students, but it is at times very frustrating and restricting. But our student government is very involved with changing things at Pepperdine. Most students complaints usually are from getting alcohol violations and being put on probation since it is a dry campus.
Academics at Pepperdine are very challenging. But the good thing is that the professors are always there offering help. Most professors will know your name by the end of the semester, unless you are in a lecture class. My favorite class at Pepperdine so far was my freshman year seminar, human relations. I have taken other classes that I enjoyed as well, but that was by far my favorite. Students study a lot at Pepperdine, but somehow everyone manages to balance everything pretty well. Some students are very competitive, but it doesn't really affect you unless you are. Many professors will invite the class over for dinner at their house to just get outside the classroom which is really nice. Pepperdine has a lot of GE requirements, but most of them are pretty useful. It gives you a well rounded education. I think the education at Pepperdine is geared to build character as well as gain the education to find a great job out of college.
Pepperdine's students are very laid back. It has sort of a beachy feel. Some guys will walk around in board shorts and a t-shirt and sandals, while others wear shorts and a polo. There is a mix since people are coming from all over. But what I love about Pepperdine is that I never feel the pressure to dress up and get ready before class or anytime. I have no problem going to class in sweats and a sweatshirt. Of course some girls will take the time to get ready, but the pressure is not there like it is at other schools. A lot of Pepperdine students are from California and Texas, but I would say there is a good mix of other places. I can't think of someone who would feel out of place at Pepperdine, everybody finds their place.
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