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Zach Tyler

Admission Counselor

Home Town: Camarillo, California
Seaver Class of 2022
Major: Advertising
Email: Zach.Tyler@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310-506-4392

Favorite Spot on Campus

It’s incredibly hard to pick one favorite spot on our beautiful campus, but Alumni Park stands out with its rolling green hills and breathtaking ocean views. Take a walk, bring a blanket and have a picnic, or just relax and watch the ocean!

Tips For Applying

Top 3 recommendations for applying

  1. Be yourself! We want to know about you, and encourage you to write as authentically as possible!
  2. I recommend that you read our mission statement! Make sure to showcase the values of purpose, service, and leadership in your application!
  3. If you haven’t already, visit our amazing campus! It’s truly the best way to get a feel for the Pepperdine experience, as well as the ocean breeze

Advice for essays and supplemental question

The essay sections are a great opportunity to “fill in the blanks”. Tell us about something we won’t already see reflected in your application (transcripts, GPA, activities). Be creative, and write as authentically as possible. My favorite tip is: try not to write what you think Pepperdine wants to hear, write what you are most passionate about.

Other general advice

We recognize that this process can be stressful, but I want to remind you to enjoy it as much as possible. We aim to be a resource for you, and are genuinely so excited that you’re considering Pepperdine in your college search.

Working in the Office of Admission

My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission

Working in the Office of Admission allows me to engage with prospective students, and share my own amazing Pepperdine experience in an effort to help them make a decision about their own future!

Highlights From My Time at Pepperdine

The main reason I decided to attend Pepperdine

I chose to attend Pepperdine based on the Christian mission, study-abroad opportunities, and genuine care that Pepperdine has for the students.

My favorite class

My favorite course was Religions of the World, taught by Dr. John Barton. This class allowed me to learn about and engage with different theological perspectives, which truly broadened my horizons and enhanced my understanding of the world. I was also fortunate enough to have Dr. Barton accompany my study-abroad group during our Educational Field Trip to Morocco, where he gave lectures on the culture and history of the area, which led me to enroll in the aforementioned course when we returned to Malibu!

Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with

I served as a Resident Advisor in Switzerland during my sophomore year, as well as working as the Switzerland Program Ambassador in the Office of International Programs during my senior year.

The highlight of my Pepperdine experience

The highlight of my experience at Pepperdine was studying abroad for an academic year in Switzerland! I traveled to 15 countries, forming my closest friendships, and engaging with truly valuable mentors that I still keep in contact with today!

Where I studied abroad

Lausanne, Switzerland.