really? I played varsity soccer and tennis all 4 years and did numerous hours of community service and served on leadership positions. I did an internship and got paid $1000 and also took 17 units of university courses and got all A's. I sound more well rounded then the sun lol
I have a 4.0 UW and 4.4-4.5 weighted GPA. 12 AP classes, leadership, lots of community service. I felt like my essays were very strong and my recs were pretty good I'm guessing. I only read one of them. 2080 SAT. If you have more questions you can PM me
3.87 UW and 4.4 W
5 APs, 7 Honors
VERY involved in one particular activity and I really believe that's what got me in in the end. I auditioned for the theatre program and when I got in they emailed me that they would push for my acceptance to the school (so that's obviously another reason why).
Lots of community service, including a missions trip to South Africa junior year.
3.7 UW and 3.9 W
National Merit Finalist
4 years of choir, 4 years of musical theatre, 2 years of tennis, senior class council, VERY involved at church (not CoC)
Essays were strong, and I imagine my rec letters were too.
Still not sure if I will attend. I'm debating between Pepperdine and another Christian school in SoCal.
ACT: 30 composite (33 english, 32 math, 28 reading&science)
EC: GSA co-founder, president, and vice-president. Church Youth Group for 4 years. Mission trip to Santa Monica, Mexico. JV Cheer. Key Club 3 years. Link Crew (freshmen welcoming club) 1 year. Library volunteering. Soup Kitchen volunteering. Art (awards & for fun). some college classes/credits. Math tutor for 2 years.
Hello all. I've been watching CC for a while, and I feel like I could provide a nice contrast to the current posters for future students applying to Pepperdine. As in, college admission is not just stats. I feel like CC has a way of attracting overqualified zealous parents with an idea of what an applicant should or needs to look like to be accepted. So here is my take.
GPA Unweighted: 3.16 (fairly competitive high school)
Classes: AP and Honors for the most part.
Mixed race, although I almost guarantee that the combo didn't help.
President's Service Award - Bronze
Editor positions in school newspaper
XC/Track four years
Involvement with Christian Club/my church (not CoC)
Other various things, PM if you want to discuss or wish for more details
Basically, my point is that as long as your essay and stuff relates to Pepperdine, it's not impossible to be admitted. For example, my Eagle Project was quite sizable, and while I wasn't thinking about colleges when I completed it, it's really those types of things that can work into a great essay in my opinion. Don't get discouraged if you are a strong candidate overall, yet your stats, in my case my GPA, are not top notch.
Best wishes and good luck to any future applicants.
GPA: 3.8 (unweighted)
Class rank: 15/130
Rigorous course load, almost all AP's available at school (AP Literature, Language, Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, U.S. History, Principles of Engineering)
Class President (Soph, Senior)
Captain of Varsity Football (4 years, team is 16th in state)
Varsity Track (Pole vault, High jump, Triple jump)
American Red Cross Lifeguard (employed)
PGA (Professional Golf Association) Assistant Professional at a local country club
Piano, eleven years experience
Local Methodist church junior lay leader
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar Junior Counselor
Geneva Methodist Soup Kitchen volunteer
My essay was "A significant experience." It was probably my best piece, comparing my yearly trip to the same beach to Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey" and Yeats' "Personal Helicon" (Christian themed)
The recommendations were done by Business and technology/architecture teachers, the two that I've, had since freshman year. From what I've seen and been told, they were spectacular.
3.84 gpa (uw)
1710 sat score
3 years of tennis; senior year i was captain and mvp of varsity team
Key club 2 yrs
Hosa 1 yr
National honors society 3yrs
I felt my essays were good but didnt spend much time revising
Been in my churn for 13years
Heavily involved in tennis
Took 2 ap courses junior year and 3 right now as a senior