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Pepperdine University

24255 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Malibu
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: Pepperdine University is a Christian liberal arts university founded in Los Angeles in 1937 during the Great Depression by George Pepperdine... more »
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Panama City, Florida
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771 reviews 771 reviews
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295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing views overlooking the Pacific Ocean everywhere on this campus. The campus grounds are also perfectly manicured and beautifully maintained. We stop here when in Malibu to visit the bookstore and pickup gifts for alumni friends and family. I have no idea how anyone graduates and leaves this place. If you're traveling with kids, there is a wonderful park... More

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Mountain View, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We happened to drive by the campus on September 12th, this year. There were almost 3000 flags, mostly US, but some other countries were represented, arranged in a stunningly beautiful formation, down by the intersection of Malibu Canyon and Pacific Coast Highway. THANK YOU to whoever was responsible - your citizenship, thoughtfulness and care are first rate!

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Pepperdine University's "Waves of Flags Display" has honored the heroes of 9/11 annually since 2008. The display is comprised of nearly 3,000 flags representing the nationality of each person who died as a result of the 9/11/2001 tragedy. The flags will be displayed until September 22, 2014. This massive and impressive display of flags can be seen across the expansive... More

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Hidden Hills
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very good school. Got my MBA there in the Presidential program. Very caring faculty. Still have friends from there after 35 years. One of the most beautiful campuses in the US.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wanted to get my son a Pepperdine shirt (he's in high school and that's his new "business trip" gift). Was worried I couldn't get into campus because of security but no issue. Nice bookstore and good sales.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We turned into this campus, not sure what to expect. The views from the top were amazing! The athletic facilities were most impressive. Cannot imagine how one can study here without total distraction! Nice place to stop and visit.

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Lake tahoe
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Pepperdine is a landmark. It is absolutely gorgeous. So peaceful there looking out at the ocean below and seeing all the rolling green hills. The deer come out on the hills and it is a surreal experience. If you've never been, you should go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

How could you possibly study with such beautiful views to take your mind off studying. A wonderful campus, worth a visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It's a super setting and if I had seen I would have gone there myself just for the views. Take the drive for a few minutes. It's free and it's great.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The university is a first class place with first class people at the helm. We stayed on campus and really had a feel for what kind of place this is. Everyone we met with was so hospitable, so genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed our visit. I hope to send my daughters to college at this wonderful institution.

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