Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University is a private university in Malibu in Los Angeles County, California. The university belongs to the community of faith churches of Christ. 2010 were enrolled approximately 7,700 students. The campus of the University served until 2008 as the location for the youth series " Zoey 101 ".


The Pepperdine University was founded in 1937 when George Pepperdine College. After the university was strongly affected in the Watts riots in 1965, drew the Pepperdine University Malibu 1972 after around and left the south side of Los Angeles to the increasingly African-American population. With the establishment of the Law School in 1971 Pepperdine University status was awarded. In more recent times, the university is noticed as a stronghold of evangelical movement: For eight years, Laura Schlessinger was a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, James Dobson has received an honorary doctorate here.


In the university rankings Pepperdine was ranked as 58th - best university for undergraduate education and 55th - best law school by U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review took Pepperdine in 2004 and 2007 in a list of colleges, which have " Dorms Like Palaces " ( dorms like palaces ). In 2006 and 2007 she received here also the title of " Most Beautiful Campus". Pepperdine also appeared on such lists as " students pray on a regular basis " and " Quality of Life ". Because of its evangelical orientation many claim that the student body spread a religiously and politically conservative atmosphere. The 2005 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges has Pepperdine noted as one of the largest conservative colleges in the United States.


The sports teams Pepperdine University are known as the Waves. The university is a member of the West Coast Conference. The swimming pool, the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool, 1984 was the venue for the water polo tournament of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

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