Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Pepperdine University's Malibu campus commands a majestic view of the Pacific Ocean. The winding seashore, the rugged beauty of Malibu Canyon, and the clean ocean air enhance the towering campus location.
The moderate seaside climate permits year-round outdoor activities, and along with the recreation facilities on campus, students have access to nearby beaches with opportunities for surfing, fishing, and boating.
Less than an hour from downtown Los Angeles, Malibu is a short drive from many of the area's premier cultural and recreational centers, as well as world-famous venues, including the Getty Center, the Greek Theatre, Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Staples Center.
George Pepperdine founded his namesake university in 1937. His founding vision was that of a university committed equally to academic excellence and Christian values. The students, faculty, and administration of Pepperdine University today affirm this vision and advance the University's standing as a cutting-edge educational institution by growing in knowledge, as well as spirit.
The Great Books Summer Program is privileged to make its West Coast home at Pepperdine and Stanford University this summer.
Students who come for multiple weeks will be able to experience entirely new academic content each session they attend – new reading, fresh lectures and unique speakers and guests. Also unique to the multi-week programs are the weekend excursions. Taking place on the Saturday in between sessions, all campers head out to an exciting California location.
Traveling to Pepperdine
Pepperdine University is located in Malibu, California and is less than a 45-minute drive from both the Santa Monica and Los Angeles International airports.
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