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Pepperdine IS NOT for everyone.English
Pepperdine IS NOT for everyone. However, many of the reviews are WAY OFF BASE! Look, yes this school caters to high-end and often foreign students. My roomate my first semester was the Prince of a small country. He drove a Ferrari and was the best guy. Though I came from Greenwich, CT and an affluent family, I was POOR in comparison to many at Pep. BUT...these people aren't snobby, or unfriendly. They grew up with money and don't really care about it. It means little to them. 90% were kind and fun. The people at Pepperdine made the school. Malibu was beautiful though quiet. The Church of Christ stuff wasn't shoved down my throat. And frankly, the dry campus probably saved me from boozing away my college years. Dont get me wrong, I partied more than I should have. Just not on campus. My degree from Pepperdine has taken me everywhere I have wanted to go. If I had to do it all over - I wouldn't have changed a thing.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Overall, Pepperdine was a good school.Education
Overall, Pepperdine was a good school. I went in with high expectations (probably too high) and found out that it wasn't extraordinary, just a really good school. The students there range from borderline-brilliant to below-average and the education is what you make of it. The name of the school will probably help you out a lot, but not as much as USC or UCLA, which were my top two choices. In fact, UCLA is a lot cheaper and might be a good alternative if you can get in to Pepperdine and are considering it. Still, I would definitely recommend Pepperdine as a school.
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Great university.Super BrilliantChemistry
Great university. The beauty around the campus is unreal. You constantly see deer,squirrels and other animals. Challenging Premed program. Teachers are very accessible and willing to work with you. Have to join a frat/sorority to have a socal life. There are several good club sports and intramurals. Have to drive to get to the beach. Short school year. Get out April 27th. Is the $ worth it? The school year needs to be longer.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: F
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