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Peter Walton

Assistant Director of Admission

Home Town: Irvine, CA
Seaver Class of 2012
Major: Integrated Marketing Communications with a Minor in Spanish
Email: Peter.Walton@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310-506-4392

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Sandbar is the best place to find live music on campus. Whether it's one of our Coffeehouse concerts or a student playing the blue piano on stage, the room is always full of friends.

Tips For Applying

Top 3 recommendations for applying

  1. Turn in your application and materials early.
  2. Visit our campus. Walking the paths and meeting staff and students really helps you experience the intangible aspects of Pepperdine community.
  3. Explore our website to see what unique activities, special programs, and resources you would like to take advantage of as a student.

Advice for essays and supplemental question

Take special care to represent yourself well in the essays. These are our chance to get to know you, so let your unique voice come through. Be sure to proofread for grammar, as well.

Working in the Office of Admission

My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission

Helping calm prospective students' fears and opening up their eyes to all the unique opportunities at Pepperdine are my favorite aspects of working in the Office of Admission.

Highlights From My Time at Pepperdine

The first thing I thought when I learned I was accepted to Pepperdine

Pepperdine was my first choice, so I was really excited to tour the campus with fresh eyes as an admitted student.

The main reason I decided to attend Pepperdine

Pepperdine's unique coupling of nationally-recognized academics with a solid Christian mission is what made it my top choice.

My favorite professor

My favorite professor was Greg Daum in Communication 101 during my very first semester. He taught us to hone public speaking skills, but also invested in our class personally. After six years, we still meet for lunch.

My favorite class project

My favorite class project was building and pitching a rebranding marketing campaign for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team in my Marketing Capstone class. The real-life application of our lessons helped me learn in an entirely new and exciting way.

Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with

I served two years on the Student Programming Board organizing concerts. I was also involved in the University Ministries group, the Veritas Forum, the Project Serve mission trip, and Step Forward Day.

How I developed spiritually at Pepperdine

My four years at Pepperdine largely shaped my faith. It was conversations with local staff and my peers that helped me wrestle through tough issues and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus.

The highlight of my Pepperdine experience

The highlight for me was the daily rich community on campus. The population of such motivated, truth-seeking, and fascinating peers made for many lifelong friendships.

Where I studied abroad

Buenos Aires, Argentina