Pepperdine University is a private university with approximately 7,700 students attending its bachelor and graduate programs at five colleges and schools. It was founded in 1937 as a liberal arts college in Los Angeles and moved its main campus to Malibu in 1972. Pepperdine is affilliated with the Church of Christ, whose founder was a lifelong member. The university has a successful athletic program that competes in the Pacific Coast Conference. Several teams are frequently in contention for national titles, with the men's volleyball and men's tennis teams recently winning championships.