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August 14, 2021

Pepperdine University 2021-2022 Essay Prompt

Pepperdine wants to know that a faith-based education is important to you.

Pepperdine University has released its 2021-2022 essay prompt. Applicants to Pepperdine’s Class of 2026 are asked to answer a 500-word prompt that reads, “Pepperdine is a Christian university where all are welcomed and encouraged to challenge each other in the pursuit of truth. Students, faculty, and staff members from all backgrounds participate in conversations of faith inside and outside of the classroom. Considering that Pepperdine is a Christian university, why are you interested in attending and how would you contribute to conversations of faith on campus?”

So, basically, it’s a Why College essay with a dollop of faith. Because, yes, faith is an important component of a Pepperdine education and the admissions committee wants to know that you wish to attend Pepperdine for the right reasons. But do keep in mind that one does not need to be of the Christian faith to earn admission to Pepperdine and, in fact, Pepperdine’s admissions committee seeks to admit students of the Jewish faith and the Muslim faith as well. They just want to see that you appreciate a faith-based education irrespective of your own personal faith.

Have a question about Pepperdine’s essay prompt for applicants to the Class of 2026? Let us know your question by posting it below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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