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Pepperdine University

Total Grad Surveys 12
Females 5
Males 7
Avg years at University 2.2
Research Quality B- (5.8)
Research Availability B- (6.5)
Research Funding C (4.9)
Graduate Politics B- (6.4)
Not Errand Runners B- (5.9)
Degree Completion B (7.1)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C (4.5)
Sufficient Pay C (4.3)
Competitiveness B+ (7.6)
Education Quality B- (6.4)
Faculty Accessibility B+ (7.8)
Useful Research B- (6.4)
"Individual" treatment B+ (7.4)
Friendliness B+ (7.8)
Safety B+ (7.8)
Campus Beauty A (9.3)
Campus Maintenance A (9.4)
University Spending B+ (7.9)
Extracurriculars C+ (5.1)
Scholastic Success B (6.8)
Surrounding City A- (8.3)
Social Life/ Environment B (7.1)
Sufficient PayC
Campus MaintenanceA
If you are international student, don't waste timeMay 04 2016Public Policy
If you are international student, don't waste time and money here. You get no job prospect after graduation, or you get bad job with no possibility of staying in US to continue career. If you want degree in policy, go to DC or other place but no here. The classes has no practical application, is all theory and reading and essay and nothing that will get you interview or job. Dont get tricked!
I loved PepperdineJun 25 2013Education
I loved Pepperdine. It was a great school and I'd love to go back. I got my Ed.D. from there and would recommend it to anyone looking for a Doctorate. My only gripe would be the price, but I think that's pretty standard when it comes to an advanced degree from a private university.
pepperdine was a real waste of time nFeb 07 2012Business - Management and Administration
pepperdine was a real waste of time n money.i was in their B school. tons n tons of useless assignments (some were given with a instruction booklet). 8 subjects covered in a trimester (3 months) as compared to 4-5 subjects in other good B schools (leading to sheer torment n no proper absorption of things taught). over fast pace, no detailed study, sheer bullshit everywhere. The mid terms n the final exams were somtimes 'open book' (wat a scam) u ll really not feel u r learning anything.
I have not spoken to a single studentOct 28 2011Education
I have not spoken to a single student in the education department here who thinks he/she is getting their money's worth in the program. The field of education is treated as a trade, rather than an academic profession. The coursework is plentiful, but it lingers along at the undergraduate sophomore level rather than the graduate level. Most students feel they are just being fed through the system, rather than being treated as respectable paying student clientele. Many professors are felt to be unqualified.
Pepperdine was the biggest waste of money I'veSep 03 2010Public Policy
Pepperdine was the biggest waste of money I've ever had the displeasure of spending. They claim to be an ethical university but when one student was caught plagiarizing twice, they let her graduate on time with no repercussions. All she had to do was threaten to sue. They claim to value their students and say they'll do everything they can to help them secure employment, but then give little to no support to those who need to have a job to help offset the insanely high cost of tuition. Their tuition model also makes little sense. The system in place makes students pay the same amount of money for four courses as you would for three. But if you want to take five, and maybe get out early, they charge you $1234 a unit (at four units per class) extra. This place is a scam. I would not recommend the School of Public Policy to anyone. You are better off spending your money elsewhere and not being weighed down by the one-sided (conservative) teaching models and inflexible staff. The campus is quite beautiful, though. I have to give them that.
I would highly recommend this program for aMar 27 2004Education
I would highly recommend this program for a mid-career adult who is looking to further his/her education. The cohort format supports developing close interpersonal relationships and fosters an environment of collaboration and unity. The courses emphasize the importance of self-awareness and personal growth as the foundation of strong leadership. Ethical leadership is a guiding theme. This program is well worth the financial and time investment.
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