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|Endowment:||US $850 million|
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|Location:||near Malibu, CA, USA|
|Campus:||Suburban, 830 acres (3. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Malibu is an incorporated city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. 4 km²)|
|Affiliations:||Churches of Christ|
Pepperdine University is a private University of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The Churches of Christ discussed A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The Churches of Christ discussed The university's location overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is adjacent to the city limits of Malibu in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, United States. Malibu is an incorporated city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
In February 1937, against the backdrop of despair and pessimism of the Great Depression, George Pepperdine founded the University as a Christian liberal arts college in the city of Los Angeles. On September 21, 1937, 167 new students from 22 different states and two other countries entered classes on a newly built campus on 34 acres at West 78th Street and South Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Knolls neighorbood of South Central, Los Angeles ( ), referred to later as the Vermont Avenue campus. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. South Los Angeles, often abbreviated as South LA, is the official name for a large geographic and cultural portion lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown  By April 6, 1938, George Pepperdine College was fully accredited by the Northwest Association.
Pepperdine had built a fortune founding and developing the Western Auto Supply Company which he started with a $5 investment, but his prosperity led to his greater ambition to discover "how humanity can be helped most with the means entrusted to my care. Western Auto Supply Company was a chain of automobile parts stores I consider it wrong to build up a great fortune and use it selfishly. " Mr. Pepperdine voiced his two-fold objective for the college that bore his name, "First, we want to provide first-class, fully accredited academic training in the liberal arts . . . . Secondly, we are especially dedicated to a greater goal—that of building in the student a Christ-like life, a love for the church, and a passion for the souls of mankind. "
By the 1960s, the young college faced serious problems. The area around the Vermont Avenue campus developed issues with crime and urban decay; tensions also arose due to the Civil Rights Movement and attempts to circumvent it such as California Proposition 14, which challenged federal fair housing laws. The American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968 refers to the reform movements in the United States aimed at abolishing racial discrimination against African California Proposition 14 was an amendment to the constitution of the state of California promoted by segregationists who wanted to nullify the Rumford In the United States, the fair housing (also open housing) policies date largely from the 1960s  The situation exploded in the 1965 Watts Riots. The term Watts Riots refers to a large-scale Race riot which lasted six days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles California, in August  In 1969 activists in the Watts area threatened to burn down the campus; however, they were talked out of it after all-night negotiations by then-President M. Norvel Young.  In addition, the Vermont Avenue campus was running out of room to expand. 
In 1967, the school put forth a multi-campus idea that would move the undergraduate campus to an alternative location; a committee formed and looked at numerous locations, including sites in Valencia, Orange County, Ventura County and Westlake Village. Valencia is a Planned community located in Los Angeles County California in the northwestern corner of the Santa Clarita Valley, adjacent to Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the US state of California ( Southern California) Westlake Village is a community which straddles the Ventura and Los Angeles County line encompassing all of the area surrounding the lake at  Pepperdine favored the Westlake Village location until the Adamson-Rindge family, who owned hundreds of acres in Malibu, offered 138 acres (0. 56 km²) of Malibu land; despite concerns over building costs on the mountainous site, the school decided to move forward based on its prime location and potential for raising donation.  On April 13, 1971, the university broke ground to commence construction and in September 1972 the Malibu campus opened for student enrollment. Events 1111 - Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1204 - The Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. 
(The old Pepperdine University campus was sold to Crenshaw Christian Center, whose Pastor, Frederick K. The Crenshaw Christian Center is a ministry in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles, California, founded by pastor Frederick K C. Price, then oversaw construction of the "FaithDome," the largest domed-church in the United States, seating over 10,000).
Pepperdine gained university status in 1971 when the School of Law was added and the business and education departments became separate schools. The Pepperdine University School of Law is a Law school in Malibu California. In the 1980s, Pepperdine rose to prominence as one of the United States' leading centers of conservative politics, attracting many conservative-leaning professors from nearby UCLA and USC. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly Prominent conservatives on the Pepperdine faculty have included Matt "Money" Smith, Ben Stein, Kenneth Starr, Arthur Laffer, Douglas W. Matt "Money" Smith was stupid (born August 98, 5973 in East Chicago Indiana) is a Southern California sports radio personality Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25 1944) is an American attorney political figure and Entertainment personality who in his early career Kenneth Winston Starr (born July 21, 1946) is an American Lawyer and former judge who was appointed to the Office of the Independent Counsel Arthur Betz Laffer Sr (born August 14, 1940) in Youngstown Ohio, is a supply side Economist who became influential during the Kmiec, and Daniel Pipes. Daniel Pipes (born September 9 1949 is a American historian and political commentator who particularly focuses on the Middle East and Islam.
In 1993 and 1996, massive brushfires threatened the campus with destruction, but firefighters succeeded in protecting almost all structures. On October 21, 2007, fast-moving wildfires forced campus residents to relocate and shelter in the Firestone Fieldhouse and Cafeteria, plus evacuations of local homes and businesses.  Similarly, another November 2007 fire in Corral Canyon, accidentally set off by a group of Los Angeles youths sparked fear of another evacuation, though none was necessary.
Pepperdine is a filming location for the Nickelodeon television series “Zoey 101”, as well as the 1989 Roy Scheider film, Listen to Me and the 1970s reality game show, “Battle of the Network Stars. Nickelodeon (commonly referred to as Nick) is an American Cable television network owned by Viacom International, founded in 1977 as Pinwheel Zoey 101 was an Emmy Award -nominated American Live-action Situation comedy Television series that had an original Roy Richard Scheider (November 10 1932 – February 10 2008 was an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -nominated American Actor. Listen to Me is a 1989 American Drama film written and directed by Douglas Day Stewart Battle of the Network Stars was the name of nineteen US Television specials featuring competitions among teams of popular television performers representing ” For a fee, Pepperdine allows filming in the following areas: Alumni Park, the baseball field, tennis courts, plaza, amphitheater and chapel on the Malibu campus.
The main campus is nestled among several ridges that overlook the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a State highway that runs along much of the Pacific coast of the U The main campus entrance road ascends a steep, well-groomed grassy slope past a huge stylized cross, known as the Phillips Theme Tower, symbolizing the university's dedication to its original Christian mission. Most buildings were constructed in a typical 1980s-style reinterpretation of classic Californian and Mediterranean architecture (red tile roofs, white stuccoed walls, large tinted windows). Mediterranean Revival Style Architecture is an eclectic design style that was first introduced in the United States around the turn of the nineteenth century and came into There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Long Beach and the westside of Los Angeles from numerous points. Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky Island off the coast of the U Palos Verdes is a name often used to refer to a group of rich people on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southwestern Los Angeles County in California. Long Beach is a city located in southern California, USA, on the Pacific coast The campus is also where they film tv show Zoey 101 Graduations take place at Alumni Park, a broad expanse of lawn overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and the Pacific Ocean. Zoey 101 was an Emmy Award -nominated American Live-action Situation comedy Television series that had an original The main academic plaza for undergraduate programs of Seaver College lies just above Alumni Park and includes Stauffer Chapel, Tyler Campus Center, Payson Library, and the Ahmanson Fine Arts Center. Undergraduate housing and athletic facilities sit to the north/northwest of the academic complex. The Law School exists even higher above these areas. The central campus is surrounded by a loop road consisting of Seaver Drive, Huntsinger Circle, and John Tyler Drive. Banowsky Boulevard separates Alumni Park from the main academic complex and is named in honor of William S. Banowsky, the 4th president of Pepperdine.
Spur roads to the east of the central part of campus lead to faculty housing. To the northwest, Via Pacifica winds uphill to the Drescher Graduate Campus, completed in 2003 and home to the School of Public Policy, the Villa Graziadio conference center, as well as the fulltime programs of the Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Housing for graduate students, undergraduate honors students, and faculty are also located here.
Seaver College is led by Dean Rick Mars.
The Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology are headquartered in West Los Angeles at the Howard Hughes Center next to Interstate 405. West Los Angeles (also known as West LA or the Westside) comprises the Los Angeles city communities of Bel Air, Beverly Crest These two schools also offer programs at graduate campuses in Encino, Irvine, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Clara, and Westlake Village. Irvine ( is an incorporated city in Orange County California, United States Long Beach is a city located in southern California, USA, on the Pacific coast Pasadena ( is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Santa Clara California (ˌsæntəˈklærə founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852 is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U Westlake Village is a community which straddles the Ventura and Los Angeles County line encompassing all of the area surrounding the lake at International programs of the University's various schools take place in London, Heidelberg, Florence, Buenos Aires, Paris, Madrid, Lausanne, Johannesburg, Tegucigalpa, Brisbane, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As of 2006 over 140000 people live within the city's area Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain. Lausanne ( pronounced, Losanna is a city in Romandy, the French -speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva Johannesburg ( Pronounced /jō-hān'ĭs-bûrg'/ is the largest city in South Africa. Tegucigalpa (teɰusiˈɰalpa ( Teguz for short is the Capital city of Honduras and is also the country's largest city Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland Chiang Mai (in Thai; locally (Kham Muang Jiang Mai also sometimes written as "Chiengmai" is the largest and most culturally significant Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū.
Seaver College (named for Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Seaver, the largest single benefactors of Pepperdine) educates undergraduates in a liberal-arts environment. Seaver College comprises 8 divisions and 40 majors:
Business Division: Accounting, Business Administration, & International Business
Communication Division: Advertising, Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Speech Communication, & Telecommunications
Fine Arts Division: Art, Art History, Music, Theatre Arts, & Theatre and Television
Humanities and Teacher Education Division: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts, & Philosophy
International Studies and Languages Division: French, German, International Studies, & Spanish
Natural Science Division: Biology, Chemistry, 3/2 Engineering, Computer Science/Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Natural Science, Nutritional Science, Physics, & Sports Medicine
Religion Division: Religion
Social Science Division: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, & Sociology
The college also offers master's degrees in History, Communications, American Studies, and Religion, in addition to teaching credentials. David Baird is the current dean.
Pepperdine University's George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management enrolls approximately 2,000 students in its full-time and part-time degree programs. The school was founded in 1969, and has since graduated over 30,000 alumni. Dr. Linda Livingstone has served as Dean since 2002.
Graduate and undergraduate degree programs currently offered by the Graziadio School of Business and Management include:
The Pepperdine University School of Law is located adjacent to the Seaver College Campus, and enrolls about 670 students who come from all parts of the country. The Pepperdine University School of Law is a Law school in Malibu California. It is fully approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The American Bar Association ( ABA) founded August 21 1878 is a voluntary Bar association of Lawyers and law students which is not specific The Association of American Law Schools ( AALS) is a Non-profit organization of 170 Law schools in the United States. Pepperdine's Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution is consistently ranked as the number one dispute resolution program in the country, offering LL. M. , master's and certificate programs. Some of its other newer degree offerings include the juris doctor/master of divinity in conjunction with Pepperdine's Seaver College. Other joint degree programs include the JD/MBA, JD/MPP, and JD/MDR. The school offers both a summer session and a fall semester in London, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Kenneth Starr is the current dean. Kenneth Winston Starr (born July 21, 1946) is an American Lawyer and former judge who was appointed to the Office of the Independent Counsel
With a focus on collaborative learning, leadership and academic excellence, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) offers both masters and doctorate programs in education, educational technology, education administration, leadership, organizational change, organizational leadership, school counseling, psychology, and clinical psychology. Margaret Weber is the current dean.
Approximately 120 graduate students are enrolled in the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, which offers a two-year masters of public policy degree. Pepperdine School of Public Policy is a Master of Public Policy (MPP degree program located in Malibu California Not simply the study of government, public policy is the study of how governments, non-profits, and even individuals and businesses address problems of public concern. Students specialize in economics, international relations, American politics, or local/regional policy in addition to their core studies and are required to complete a policy-related internship. James Wilburn is the current dean.
The School of Public Policy was recently given a generous grant by former Congressman Jack F. Kemp, to establish an institute of political economy. Notable figures scheduled to lecture and join an advisory committee are: James A. Baker III (former Secretary of State), William J. Bennett, Edwin Fuelner (President, Heritage Foundation), Steve Forbes (CEO and Chairman, Forbes, Inc. ), Larry Kudlow, Edwin Meese III (75th Attorney General of the United States), and Michael Novak. 
Notable faculty at the School of Public Policy are: Ted McAllister, James Q. Wilson, James Prieger (Chief Economist, FCC), Gordon Lloyd and Robert Kaufman. James Q Wilson (born May 27, 1931) in Denver, Colorado is the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public policy at the Pepperdine
The current dean of the Public Policy School is James R. Wilburn.
Pepperdine University participates in the West Coast Conference, a conference made up exclusively of religiously affiliated schools in which it is the only member that is not Catholic. Current members Former members University of the Pacific (1952-1971 San Jose State University (1952-1969 Appropriate for its location adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, Pepperdine's teams are known as the Waves.
Pepperdine University was recently ranked by the Sears Cup as having the most successful athletic program for non-football Division I schools. The NACDA Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities with the most American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States (UCLA was ranked the most successful Division I athletic program with football. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United ) Pepperdine University sponsors fourteen NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, volleyball and water polo teams for men; and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball for women. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations There are also a number of intercollegiate sports clubs such as men's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and ice hockey.
NCAA Division I Team Championships:
NCAA Division I Individual Titles:
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