Founded in 1937 by a Christian businessman, Pepperdine University is an independent Christian university with an enrollment of about 7,700 students in five colleges and schools: Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology,and the School of Public Policy. The university is situated on a picturesque 830-acre campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, CA., and is just a half-hour from Beverly Hills and an hour from Disneyland.
Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, the school welcomes students of all faiths and races. In keeping with its foundation, however, the school expects its students to attend 14 spiritual “convocations” each semester and take Bible courses during their years at the university. There is a Church of Christ on campus, and some student-led ministries.