great school. academics are going to give you a challenge. the campus is insanely beautiful. I live off of campus so that I can avoid the whole dry campus thing, but I definitely spend a good amount of time on campus hanging out, enjoying the facilities. The campus is absolutely top notch. Malibu can get boring at night, as the night life isn't great, but Santa Monica is a short drive and has anything you could want. If you enjoy the outdoors, the beach, or the good life, Pepperdine is a great place to go. There are beautiful beaches, trails and bike rides to be had in malibu.