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Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University 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.

Pepperdine is an independent, private university located on 830 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. The University is recognized nationally for its excellent academic programs and enrolls approximately 8,000 full-time and part-time students in its five colleges and schools. With a full-time faculty of more than 300 professors and scholars, Pepperdine offers bachelor, master and doctoral studies in a wide range of disciplines.

Seaver College, the School of Law, and the School of Public Policy are located on the Malibu campus along with the University's principal administrative offices, student and faculty housing, arts, and athletic facilities. The Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, headquartered at Pepperdine's West Los Angeles facility, also offer residential programs on the Malibu campus. Both schools offer extensive programs for employed professionals at five education centers strategically located throughout Southern California.

Pepperdine's Drescher Graduate Campus has recently opened on fifty acres above the Malibu campus. The new graduate campus houses programs and offices of the Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and is the permanent home of the School of Public Policy. The Villa Graziadio Executive Center, Heroes Garden, new faculty and staff housing, and parking structure are also located on the Drescher campus.

Pepperdine has achieved a preeminent position with regard to its international campuses in Heidelberg, Germany; London, England; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Florence, Italy. Additionally, undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through educational alliances with world-class institutions of higher learning throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America. More than fifty percent of undergraduate students spend a semester or more abroad in international programs.

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