- Class: Alum
- Major: Education
- Gender: F
- High School: Hume-Fogg High School
- Transfer Student: N
Pepperdine is a smaller campus where you feel appreciated and connected. You can meet with professors over coffee and discuss what your plans are and ask questions about classes. You can pretty much know the majority of people on campus and feel like you can make a difference. Getting involved is not hard at all...just find your niche and go to work. I was able to write for the newspaper in my first week as a freshman, better my leadership skills in a number of programs such as Jumpstart on campus, and get a circle of friends that I wouldn't change for the world!
Professors always know your name at Pepperdine. It is not easy to get lost in the crowd. The standards are set high but you are definitely supported to reach those goals. Outside of class you will find debates within the cafeteria over issues such as politics, religion, etc. Intercultural Communication was the best class I have ever taken and gave me a different perspective of the world.
Students dress for the most part like "Malibu" culture, however, you can find many students dressed in sweats after the first three weeks of school. There are some seperations within the caf on places to sit but you can pretty much sit where you want. Students from Pepperdine are from all over the United States so it is easy to meet people from different backgrounds.
The Best Things
I love the support for spiritual exploration!
The Worst Things
The lack of diversity.