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Sarah Wilbur

Admission Counselor and Event Coordinator

Home Town: Tulare, California
Seaver Class of 2021
Major: Communication Studies
Email: Sarah.Wilbur@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310-506-4392

Favorite Spot on Campus

My favorite spot on campus is the Lighthouse patio. It's a great place to enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean, grab a Jamba Juice, or meet up with friends between classes and activities!

Tips For Applying

Top 3 recommendations for applying

  1. Consider the big picture. How can Pepperdine serve as the bridge between where you are now and where you want to be in the future? Let us know how our mission statement intertwines with your own.
  2. Ask your friends, families, mentors, or other important people in your life for advice on what they think we need to know about you in order to advocate for your story and experiences.
  3. The same way you would try on a pair of shoes before buying them, you should get your feet onto our beautiful campus to start envisioning yourself here at Pepperdine!

Advice for essays and supplemental question

Put yourself in our shoes as someone whose only perception of you so far includes test scores, transcripts, and your involvement in high school activities. What else should we know about you? This is the space to fill in those gaps of your story.

Working in the Office of Admission

My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission

Getting to learn from prospective students about how they believe they live out purpose, service, and leadership is always inspiring. I also love to celebrate our admitted students at our Malibu Reception and other exciting events along the way!

Highlights From My Time at Pepperdine

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

There are 850,288 "Sarah's" in the world. Pretty sure they got the wrong last name...

The main reason I decided to attend Pepperdine

I wanted to be surrounded by people who were in pursuit of discovering their calling and who carried global perspectives.

My favorite class project

My favorite class project was creating a personal portfolio in Dr. Juanie Walker's course on Organizational Communication. I will never forget the experience of sitting around a conference table in the Center for Communication and Business, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, talking about how my classmates and I defined our purpose.

Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with

I was involved with the Transfer Student Alliance, Student Programming Board, Nourish Club, Young Life, Project Serve, and the classic Step Forward Day.

How I developed spiritually at Pepperdine

I found great value in meeting with my spiritual mentor throughout my time at Pepperdine. Since graduating, my mentor and I have maintained meetings that have continued to strengthen my faith.

The highlight of my Pepperdine experience

One night I attended a worship service in our amphitheater called, The Well, where Teller Emmer shared a quote along the lines of, "You become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." I am grateful for the community I have found at Pepperdine and their impact on my life will continue to be my highlight.