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  • Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Loma Linda
Individual Feedback 2 32 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 23
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.71 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.04 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.23 26

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 13
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 7

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 31
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 29
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 21
Closed file 10

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.03 31

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why pharmacy? Why Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"was there anytime that you had to sacrifice the quality to keep the due date?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LLU? (definitely will be asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"After working alongside a pharmacist in a pharmacy, do they tell you to get into the field? If they don't, why do you still want to get into pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught one of your friends cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one personal challenge you experienced and how did you overcome it. Explain one academic challenge and how did you deal with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy as a profession? How are you going to incorporate your previous degree (I had a degree in elementary education) with Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you came to pharmacy as a career choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself and why LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you shadow a pharmacist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? (Kind of threw me off... i was expecting that at the end)." More from this Member | Report Response

"about my spirituality (however they are not imposing the SDA ideals, the SOP emphasizes tolerance and diversity)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How come you seem to be good on every subject you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a group and one person wasn’t pulling his/her weight, how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your pharmacy work/volunteer experience in Africa. What are the differences between pharmacies in Africa and in the USA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model-family or other?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many other good schools in California, why do you want to go to Loma Linda?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your leadership experience and something you have gained from them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist? Why Loma Linda? These two questions I think will definitely be asked so know them well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to become a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why i pick UCLA as undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What is your best gift and what do you do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy? (why not medicine or nurse, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loma Linda University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? (definitely will be asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 things would your friend say about you? Would they say that you are trustworthy? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the disadvantages and advantages for you to attend LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In a best-case scenario, what if you received acceptance letters from all the schools, which school would you pick and why? In a worse-case scenario, what if you were denied to all of the schools you applied to, then what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three important attributes that a good Pharmacist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle the stress of a lot of work at one time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? (Really emphasize your answer and your passion for pharmacy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy? Why LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how I work in a group setting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a problem with the SDA belief of the school: " Make the man whole"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with heavy course loads? How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy school is demanding- you have to take more than your usual credits and work at the same time. How will you cope with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you prepared for the pharmacy program? Why LLU? Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here? (That was the first question actually...kinda threw me off for a second...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and why not nursing, PA or MD programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you community service activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist? (be unique cause everyone will get this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities are you a part of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you talked to other pharmacists about their career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the stress of having more units in pharmacy school as compared to the units you have taken in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my C in bio chem. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LLU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the change from business to pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Talk about a time when you had to make a difficult situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"any school policies that you did not like to follow and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one of your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"any pharmacy experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of pharmacy do you want to pursue? What do you like about retail pharmacy? Why pharmacy? Why LLU (what makes it unique)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you changed throughout your life or something like that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I called your best friend and asked him/her to tell me 2 things that they liked about you, and 2 things they didn’t like about you, what would he/she tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialization of Pharmacy would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time you had to deal with a difficult person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of field of pharmacy would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why llu" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do I do to handle stree" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy as a profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you worked in a group while in undergrad? what did you do to motivate others in the group with minimal motivation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage your time, since you noted in your personal statement and essay that you have to balance a lot of activities in your life? (Yes, they read that written essay you write before they interview you!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any leadership experience you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of the accreditation process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(same as my most difficult question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the stress of 20 units?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three important attributes for a pharmacist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I be able to handle the stress/pressure of 20+ units a quarter?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the most recent book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you know that pharmacy is right career for you? (it's a different question from asking you why pharmacy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situational Question: If you saw a classmate cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you driven by passion or by reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that the chapel will help your learning experience? How do you think it will help?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (the very first question of the interview..kind of got me off track..hehe)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most beneficial course you have taken and why? What is the least beneficial course (or course you’ve struggled with)? What did you do to overcome this challenge? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time you were misjudged and how did you deal with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing you like about pharmacy and one thing you do not like about pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the core values?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you're stress out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will bring to the university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was I going to incorporate my previous degree with pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since your age is above average (36) from other students, what challeges do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do on the weekends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the school's motto "to make man whole" and how it is an integral part of the program at LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you community service oriented?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you still play soccer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know [how] nanotechnology will used in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your secret for handling the stress from school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did i pick UCLA as undergrad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of our accreditation status?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable with how new the program is and do you have faith in it." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about a time when you had to make a difficult situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you fail the first exam in pharmacy program, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw your friend cheat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you find out about LLU? (I've known about this school for so long that I forgot how I came to find it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What draws to you to LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the problems (or future problems) in pharmacy, and how would you go about solving them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you caught someone stealing drugs at the pharmacy you worked in? What would you do? How would you handle the situation? Would you speak to the pharmacist in charge first or would you speak to the person? What if they threatened you? What would you say? What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I am a guy sitting next to you on an airplane and ask you "Who are you?" How do you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay topic: How does spirituality play in your day-to-day life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"did i shadow a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your religion impacted your education and how is it going to influence you at LLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are failing a class or about to fail a class what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most afraid of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any difficult questions - basically they ask questions from your personal statement and want to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you say to your classmates who're not motivated in order to motivate them." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly hard...." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, this website was helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the pharmacy fitting into the global perspective (or something like that)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in organic chemistry? (i didnt do too well in ochem)" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes me stand out amongst the 1k applicant they review. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So far you have failed to mention any pharmacy experience, have you ever worked in a pharmacy? (This question was only difficult because I had not formally worked in a pharmacy)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't answer three questions in the personal statement so I have to answer it right there in front of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What some of your leadership ability" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the sdn questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practiced with friends, talked to pharmacists" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading some articles about Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, having 4 interviews already, video taping myself, praying" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned from my mistakes from past interviews, SDN interview feedback questions, mock interview, researched on the school and city, compared the school to other ones in Cali, talked to one of the pharmacy students to get the inside scoop, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over my personal statement (couple hours of the day before the interview), shopped for a nice looking suit and shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"practice answering questions on SDN, reviewing my application, essays, personal statements, resume, researched LLU-the program, core values, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback questions - these were right-on and very good practice ... I reviewed using these questions the night before and the morning of ... Then the next morning, had a good breakfast, gave myself plenty of time to get to the University on-time, and took the long way from the parking lot - the walk helped me calm down a lot because I was soooo nervous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, friends, typing up my answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"advisor mock interview, sdn, friends, practice questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, LLU website, my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, LLU website, reading over my application, practice interviewing with others" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prepare but I always read SDN forums and I have an idea about interview are. Always go with your gut feeling to answer those questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-reading my application essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, read this website, looked at practice questions online, and asked my friends to ask me impromptu questions at random times then asked them for feedback and READ my personal statement a couple times." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school's website, and friends who're already students at LLU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over some previous threads about LLU, look over interview feedback questions, prepare some questions for interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN website, school's website, practiced responses to some common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, rehersed answers to questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rehearsed and practiced answers to questions. Read this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"LLUSP website, SDN site, went over questions & answers in my head, talked to a pharmacy student at LLUSP" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at Loma Linda's school website to learn about their mission and goals, went over my applcation and list of activities " More from this Member | Report Response

"Preparation (rehearsing questions) didn't help. Available interview times were all very inconvenient due to class/work schedules that day. Basically had mental block during interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a list of possible questions from a student who recently got accepted and answered + recite my responses to those questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school webpage, rehearse in head" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's Website, SND" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Website" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Organized schedule, friendliness of staff & interviewers, the school life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone is so nice and cultural diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The very friendly environment the school provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. The school is super close to home and also this city has A LOT of rotation opportunities. It's a super healthy city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff were really friendly and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly faculty and students. The interviews were very laid back and conversational. I was able to ask questions throughout the interview. They gave us tour of where the pharmacy classes are held and student lounge. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very friendly and they sincerely wanted you to succeed --- the teachers were great too - very encouraging ... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's dedication to clinical pharmacy and its strong intern/rotation programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and its dedication to its mission and goal of ''making man whole'', the professors" More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour around the medical campus and pharm classrooms look good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the attitude of the faculty and the students.. everyone seem to love being there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty were nice. They seem to take of their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people! I can't remember the last time I had such a good time at an interview. The profs were the ones interviewing, not the faculty members. They were so familiar with my file when I came in. I was really surprised but was glad to know that they were interested in me enough to have thoroughly looked it over ahead of time. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go there at first (I went to the Open House and wasn't too impressed), but the interview completely changed my view of the school around." More from this Member | Report Response

"the relaxed atmosphere, the christian environment, the healthy vegetarian lunch that was provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is easy going" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although they're Seventh Day Adventist, they're actually very open to all religions. Although the pharmacy building is small and it's shared with nursing, the campus itself is pretty big. I passed by the dental and medical school building and it's HUGE...not to mention the great food they give you during the interview. Veggie food is fine with me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely the relaxed atmosphere but also they are very open about how the adventist foundation will affect you as a student at LLU. They want people to know what they're about so students can see if this is the best choice for them but also for the school to see if the student is right for them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed really nice, and it was a very relaxed atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. They want you to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was VERY friendly and the whole interview process was geared to making everyone comfortable and relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean and admissions staff were very nice and helpful, the interview was pretty calm and laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"People in Admissions were very friendly and offered tips." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and informative the interviewers were to me. They didn't seem as intimidating as the other interviewers that I had at another school." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much... or i didnt observed much either. (no tour)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was surprisingly available (I guess because the interview was during spring break), quick response (e-mail notification of acceptance the next day), several opportunities through their school for giving back to the community (which is important to me as a working profeesional)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the faculty and staff were. How thorough the Dean were at letting me know about their program and accrediation status. They're very open with their application process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. The pharmacy school itself is in a really small building, but the whole campus is really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location of the school. Very far from the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus is small especially, the pharmacy building is small and old but recently remodeled." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is small, parking may be difficult, and the location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is small. Our interview was on finals week so we weren't able to talk to the pharmacy students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy school is small." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 2 one-on-one interviews back to back that were supposed to be 30 minutes each, but it ended up being 40 minutes each. The essay you write before the interviews and that day I was with 2 other applicants being interviewed. So, the 3 of us had to write our essay on a very small round table that we shared. All of us got different essay questions that were given to us randomly, but I felt like mine was the hardest- what philosophical values do you live by and why? (something like that) The other students got questions like 'why do you want to go to LLU' or 'what area of pharmacy would you like to pursue'? I wish the questions they give are all equally as difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself was a pretty decent size and the medical center right on campus was impressive - but the pharmacy part of it was ... cozy :) ... they share a building with the nursing department ... they are a pretty new program though so class size is small and manageable - good thing b/c you can really get to know your teachers and they can really help you if you need their help ... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's location (although inexpensive) is not as nice as other campuses I visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"parking is far!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, over emphasis on religion, and the rules we have to follow while attending. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the pharmacy classrooms are all in the basement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is a pain in the butt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. They were a little late getting started, but I would hardly say that it left a negative impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"The small building and limited facilities - the pharmacy school is located in the basement of the building. There is just 3 rooms for lectures and a lab. The tour took 5 mins - that should be self-explanatory." More from this Member | Report Response

"they seem unprepared to interview us" More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking is absolutely horrible. There was an accident right before I hit the school so I had to detour. I got desperate so I parked at a place with gazillion rocks and pebbles. DO NOT PARK at Lot U if you can help it. It is so far away. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The food :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour of facilities; while I think the program is comparable to other schools, I didn't really like the school and the Seventh Day Adventist spin they put on everything. If you like that kind of thing, then you will probably like the school, but it's not for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition is very costly. It will cost about $50,000/year including housing. Some interview panels are harder than others. I heard that some people got off easy because the interview was very conversational. Others got drilled. It depend on who you get." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking was hard to find but other than that everything was real good" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interviewer kept saying pharmacy school was very hard and stressful. also the pharmacy part of the campus was fairly small because it is a fairly new program." More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour; interviewer was a chemist/professor, not a pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"They spent the majority of the time talking. I felt as if they were not interested about me at all at times." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were too friendly, far too friendly/informal then what i had expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel like their questions were fully able to reveal who I was as a qualified applicant or candidate. Coming out of the interview, I was scared that I wasn't able to "sell myself" to the interviewers as well as I had hoped because their questions weren't really geared to uncover who I was as a person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the actual interview took (over an hour)." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"difficult to find X parking lot (ended up parking somewhere else)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Get there a little early since parking may be difficult to find. Also, if driving, make sure you have plenty of time before the interview since the 91E could be a pain." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be a closed-file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. None of the questions were surprised. EVERY question came from previous SDN interview feedback comments, so I highly suggest you to print these survey results and go over each of them. Be careful, however, to NOT sound rehearsed. Talk to them like you would a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"That since it was finals week, the students couldnt take us around or talk to us. But the admissions people gave us a tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"more about the curriculum and the religion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't a lot of surprises ... I'm Seventh-Day Adventist so all their "rules" weren't a surprise at all ... so ... no surprises ... it was all good ... " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I prepared for a more laid-back interview. My second interviewer wanted to role-play the entire interview (see difficult question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms are located in the basement. And there is only one lab room. You have to attend church once a week, and only vegetarian food served on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the waiting time between lunch and interview.. but it's a great time to chat with other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothin" More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking is so far away from the pharmacy building. It took me 15 minutes to walk to the interview (and being in high heels didn't make it easy either)" More from this Member | Report Response

"there's a 1 page writing sample - You're given about 20 mins. It was "define and discuss your personal mission". It'll take you about 10 mins - not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"It'll be impressive if you know about their 7 core values. It's listed on their website somewhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't going to be a tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are required to wear business casual to classes (except for casual dress on Fridays), which means no jeans. They also encourage a vegetarian lifestyle. Parking is bad so get there early!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was really bad I heard." More from this Member | Report Response

"wish i had prepared more questions to ask because they asked me for questions a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first thing I was asked in my interview was if I had any questions. That was the first thing asked so have some questions ready." More from this Member | Report Response

"What their accreditation status meant" More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have worked on my response a bit more about why I wanted to become a pharmacist. They seemed to be not fully convinced that I wanted to enter the career as opposed to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"answer to the hardest Q above." More from this Member | Report Response

"More exposure to pharmacy work environment, more questions to ask the interviewers. If I had known that they weren't going to ask about my strengths/values/weaknesses/ethical questions/why would I be a good pharmacist, etc, I would have tried to emphasize these things by incorporating them into the answers of the other questions they did ask. Be prepared to sell yourself on your own, in case their questions do not lead you to do so." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should know about their accrediation status." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"LLU was one of my first interviews and it was a very relaxed environment. They took us to a room to do our essays, and then the interview came next. Afterward, we were given a tour around the school (which took like 10 minutes). The drive was a bit far (I'm from LA) and it was a really warm day (around 80s). They don't tell you when you are expected to receive an invitation to the school, so that was a bit annoying, but I received an invitation after two months of waiting. They actually call you if you got accepted, so that was really exciting. I love the environment the school has (very welcoming and nice)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got ACCEPTED!" More from this Member | Report Response

"When we got there, there was only five of us. We did our writing sample in someone's office on a round table. Everyone had a different essay question. Make sure you bring your own pen for the essay. There were two interviews with two different people. They try to make you feel comfortable so don't stress out too much. Also, they will have a lot of follow-up questions to your answers so under ANY circumstances, DO NOT LIE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the whole interview session went well. I like the campus, but I can see how people might not like the school because of it being a religion school where you have to attend chapel once a week and the campus only serves vegetarian food and doesn't serve caffeine. I personally don't mind it and I like the area around LLU compared to the neighborhood around USC or Western Univ. For now, I'm just waiting for a result." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! I'm especially positive because I got my acceptance news over the phone & by email the very NEXT DAY - their admin staff is AWESOME ... and i had some questions to ask them and they were all so friendly and accomodating ... definitely a very professional atmosphere ... again, GREAT RESPONSE TIME - they let you know right away what your interview results are ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a very impressive curriculum and program. It seems as though they really care for their student's individually and that they want their student's to become highly respected professionals. The interviews were lengthy and be prepared to have questions for each of the interviewers. The decisions for acceptance are made pretty quickly so you will know within a week whether you are accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"intro from dean, office of admissions talk, financial aid talk, assistant dean talked, break, essay, interview, tour, lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long introduction during the day (friendly staff and Dean). Break. No pressure essay. Food/chat with current pharmacy students. Interview (nice faculty). Go home. PARKING IS SOOOOO FAR AWAY!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"not stressful at all! the interviewers asked questions from your application. they wanted to get to know you as a person" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a pretty good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"When we came in, they gave us a folder with some info on the school and an interview schedule. There were 7 of us interviewing that day. We all went to a room, and one of the faculty members came and spoke to us for a while about the school and about it being a Seventh Day Adventist institution. Then they had two other speakers: one who spoke on the accredidation process and another on financial aid info. After that, there was a short writing sample on a mundane, non-pharmacy-related topic. They gave us 30 minutes, but most of us finished before hand. Then the first group went and interviewed, while the rest of us talked and took a tour. Then, when the interview came, I was in a small room with two profs who were incredibly nice. Afterwards, we had lunch, which was alright. I'm not a vegetarian, so the meatless foods will have to take some getting used to." More from this Member | Report Response

"I stressed out too much before hand - but I had nothing to worry about. It was a relaxing atmosphere and the administrative staff were helpful. Just be yourself. I got accepted so I must have done something right." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started at 8 am and ended at 2pm. the introduction took until 11. There was essay to write. Then we went to the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview groups are very, very small. There were only 7 of us at my group. You get interviewed with 2 faculty members: I had the associate dean and an associate professor. They didn't have any situational questions (thank goodness) but mostly the basic ones. They want to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into and that you fit their core values. Don't stress. They seem to interview on fridays, meet on the monday right after to make a decision. I got a call that same monday. =0)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Upon arriving we received a packet with the agenda, financial aid info and other materials. The speakers talked about the accreditation status, financial aid/cost and about the school. We had a break, writing sample, lunch then interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxed. There were only 10 of us interviewing that day. Everyone seemed nice, but I wasn't overly impressed with anything. It just seems like a typical program with nothing to distinguish it and make it stand out from others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brief introduction about the school by the dean and staff. Followed by lunch. Interview session with 2-3 faculty members." More from this Member | Report Response

"When i got there i was real nervous but when we were all shown to the conference room the dean and other administrators talked and calmed our nerves. They served us lunch, showed videos, and by the time the interviews came we were relaxed and it was very conversational. You can direct the interview if you speak well" More from this Member | Report Response

"We had an orientation first with a talk with the dean and a financial aid person. Then we watched a short video and ate lunch informally. I just chatted with the other students that were there for an interview while eating. Then we were given a tour by a second year student. Finally, we did our interviews. I was interviewed by 3 faculty members. I just answered their questions. I didn't think i did really well or anything just average but I got in. So my advice is just be yourself. Also, they are very prompt about getting back to you about whether you are accepted or not. They said they would get back to me in about 10 days. I was emailed in 5 days." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer went into detail about my personal life. High GPA (3.8) didn't seem to matter; any experience in pharmacy field would've greatly helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was, for me anyways, a valuable experience since this is only my second time getting interviewed for pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started out kinda of make-shifted, as in, the room was not set aside for the interview (pretty much any room was picked at random) Two facult interviewed me, one of which was rather quit and the other was very outspoke, and extremely friendly. The interview was also quite informal. There was no tour at the end, they just let you go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I came checked in at the front desk, waited a couple minutes. One of the interviewers came out to get me and brought me back to a conference room where another faculty member was waiting (I was expecting one-on-one, but it was two-on-one). They introduced themselves and began by asking if I had any questions and then continued the interview from there. They had file folders that appeared to have my application in front of them, although I did not see them look over my personal statement at anytime during the interview. I had gotten a bad vibe from one of the other interviewers because it seemed like they didn't want to be there, which just added to my stress level. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. During the tour, i talked to a faculty member that was on his way home and we discussed religion for 15 minutes. I got my acceptance email the next day. they were really prompt. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There's no campus tour or essay portion." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 4
Admissions staff 16
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 18
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.59 27

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 23
Out of state 4

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 12
2-3 hours 10
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 22
Train or subway 0
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 11
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 1
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Ontario, CA

n/a

ONT

lax

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 5
Hotel 5
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

good night inn

Good Night Inn (Redlands)

Loma Linda Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

good night inn

Good Night Inn (Redlands)

Loma Linda Inn

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.04 26

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.63 27

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.18 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Notify invitation of interview by email also" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a session for the candidates to talk to the pharmacy students at LLU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sending out the LOR request after submitting the app made it more difficult to meet the deadline." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they responded to the applicants sooner on how the interviews went and the status of our apps" More from this Member | Report Response

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