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Michael Rodriguez

Admission Counselor

Home Town: Culver City, CA
John Carroll University Class of 2020
Major: Sociology and Criminology
Email: michael.a.rodriguez@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310-506-4392

Favorite Spot on Campus

My favorite place on campus is the picnic area outside the learning center overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It's a great place to sit down and enjoy the beautiful oceanside scenery with friends and coworkers.

Tips For Applying

Top 3 recommendations for applying

  1. Come and visit campus! It's the best way to find out if you can call Pepperdine home during your college experience. It's also a great opportunity to talk with current students and learn about their experiences.
  2. Take a look on our website or follow us on social media to learn about the activities and opportunities we offer to our students. It can also be a great way to stay up to date with what's going on with our community.
  3. Get started on your application early! Give yourself enough time to go through each component of the application thoroughly. Starting your application early will also give you ample time to handle any hurdles that may arise..

Advice for essays and supplemental question

These essays are your chance to tell us who you are. Don't be afraid to write about a topic you may feel is ordinary. If that is something you are passionate about, it will come through in your writing. Being authentic to yourself is your greatest tool to make your essays stand out.

Other General Advice

Know that you are not in this alone! There are a variety of resources available to you, both professional and personal. If you're feeling unsure about anything, send me an email!

Working in the Office of Admission

My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission

My favorite part about working in the Office of Admission is getting the opportunity to connect with prospective students and guide them towards an amazing college experience.