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Any Information on Pepperdine?

sweetnightsweetnight Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
edited October 2010 in Christian Colleges
Recently I've been rethinking my Ivy asipirations in turn for my spiritual life. I want to be in fellowship and grow in my relationship with Christ, but at the same time, I don't want to find myself bored in mundane and easy classes.
This brings me to Pepperdine, which I hear has fantastic academics for a Christian College. I was wondering if anyone could give information on the academic level of the students? Are they, for the most part, motivated? More importantly, I want to know of the spiritual life. What does the campus feel like? Are there a lot of the fair-weather christians who find themselves with God only at church?

Thanks to any information!
Post edited by sweetnight on

Replies to: Any Information on Pepperdine?

  • CreeklandCreekland Registered User Posts: 3,541 Senior Member
    I'm not familiar with Pepperdine, but I know many who feel in a similar situation to you include Wheaton (IL) in their college search.

    Below I've cut and pasted a list I made this past spring listing some Christian colleges by academic strength of their SAT and ACT scores for incoming freshmen. The Christian atmosphere of each would need to be individually determined (as you're doing now with Pepperdine). This could just give you more schools to consider.

    Wheaton (CR 600/710, M 600/700, WR 590/700, ACT 27-31)
    St. Olaf College (CR 590/710, M 590/690, WR N/A, ACT 26-31)
    Patrick Henry College (CR 620/730, M 550/650, WR 590/700, ACT 26-31)
    Grove City (CR 560/690, M 570/680, NA, ACT 25-30)
    Pepperdine (CR 560/660, M 560/680, WR 560/660, ACT 24-30)
    Calvin (CR 520/670, M 550/660, NA, ACT 23-29)
    Hope (CR 520/660, M 540/670, NA, ACT 23-29)
    Covenant (CR 540/660, M 510/620, WR 520/660, ACT 22-28)
    Westmont College (CR 520/650, M 530/650, WR 530/650, ACT 23-29)
    Cedarville (CR 530/650, M 530/640, WR 520/630, ACT 23-29)
    Gordon College (CR 520/650, M 500/640, WR 560/640, ACT 24-28)
    Whitworth University (CR 540/650, M 540/630, WR 530/630, ACT 24-29)
    Baylor University (CR 530/640, M 550/650, WR 510/620, ACT 23-29)
    Bryan College (CR 530/650, M 520/640, WR 530/640, ACT 21 - 27)
    Houghton College (CR 520/650, M 510/620, WR 500/640, ACT 23-29)
    Le Tourneau University (CR 520/650, M 540/650, WR 490/620, ACT 22-29)
    Union U (CR 510/650, M 510/640, NA, ACT 21-29)
    Taylor University (CR 500/650, M 510/640, WR 490/620, ACT 24-31)
    Messiah (CR 510/620, M 510/640, WR 510/620, ACT 23-28)
    Harding University (CR 490/630, M 490/640, WR N/A ACT 21 - 28)
    Eastern Mennonite University (CR N/A, M 470/620, WR 470/620 ACT 22 - 28)
    Biola University (CR 500/620, M 490/620, WR 500/610, ACT 21 - 26)
    Corban College (CR 500/630, M 490/610, WR 470/590, ACT 20 - 26)
    George Fox (CR 490/610, M 480/610, WR 480/590, ACT 21 - 26)
    Lipscomb University (CR 490/600, M 490/610, WR N/A, ACT 21-26)
    Indiana Wesleyan University (CR 480/600, M 480/600, WR N/A, ACT 21-27)
    Azusa Pacific University (CR 490/590, M 480/600, WR N/A, ACT 21-27)
    Lee University (CR 480/610, M 460/600, WR N/A, ACT 20-27)
    Wisconsin Lutheran College (CR N/A, M N/A, WR N/A ACT 21 - 26)
    Northwest Nazarene College (CR 460/610, M 460/590, WR N/A, ACT 19 - 26)
    Belhaven University (CR 490/610, M 460/570, WR N/A, ACT 19 - 24)
    Trinity International University (CR 450/610, M 440/600, WR N/A, ACT 19-26)
    Eastern University (CR 480/600, M 480/590, WR 480/590, ACT 19-23)
    Malone (CR 470/590, M 460/590, WR N/A, ACT 19-26)
    Geneva College (CR 470/580, M 470/600, WR N/A, ACT 19 - 25)
    Palm Beach Atlantic U (CR 470/580, M 450/550, WR 450/570, ACT 20 - 26)
    Anderson University (CR 460/570, M 460/580, WR N/A, ACT 20-25)
    Georgetown College (CR 430/570, M 480/560, WR N/A, ACT 21-26)
    Eastern Nazarene College (CR 440/560, M 420/570, WR 430/570, ACT 20 - 27)
    Liberty (CR 430/570, M 430/550, WR NA, ACT 18-24)
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