Pepperdine University is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, of which George Pepperdine was a lifelong member. It is nonsectarian and independent of ecclesiastical controls. Faculty, administrators, and members of the University's governing Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, and students of all faiths are welcome.
Pepperdine 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.