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  • Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Birmingham
Individual Feedback 2 36 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 30
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.34 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.43 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.36 22

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 20
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 5
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 4
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 34
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 33
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 31
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.03 34

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

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

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

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

"Why Samford? Why Pharmacy? What are 3 goals you have for yourself DURING pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why am I changing careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you been doing with your life since graduating from high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I didn't get into Samford." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy? Why Samford? What did you think of the PCAT? What math have you had? What kind of pharmacy experience? What role do you play/what operations do you perform in the pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you value?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class, most interesting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend you are a sales representative and the product you are selling is yourself. Sell yourself to Samford." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What is more important the product or the customer?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy, why samford?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy, why Samford. Describe an ethical situation that you were involved in and how you handled it. Are you familiar with Medicare part D that pays pharmacists for advising customers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose a career in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had 114 spots filled, and I needed to fill one more, why should I pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where all have you applied? 3 Strenghs/Weaknesses. What is the last book you have read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? If you could change something about yourself what would it be. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why I chose Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? What do you think makes you stand out from the other applicants? Where do you think pharmacy is going in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What major problem do you see with the healthcare field in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's the biggest failure you've ever had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would friends/family/coworkers say your strengths and weaknesses are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has learning more than one language benefit you in the Pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your most favorite volunteer activity and why? If you've never stepped foot in a pharmacy how do you know its for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I tried to get more experience to know I want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time my ethics were challenged in some way and how I reacted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your pharmacy related experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most challenging course/what lessons did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging class I have taken in my undergraduate work." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will handle commuting? How do you intend to pay for pharmacy school? Where do you think Pharmacy will be in 15 years? Think of a time when you were in a group and someone did not pull their weight what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What if you do not get in what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult course load you have taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why Samford? Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I left my previous school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you could make one change to the American health care system what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 best qualities/strengths and 3 weeknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What pharmacy experience have you had, specifically what did you do? Describe one situation in which you acted in a selfless manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one word that sums up your personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you possess that make you a good candidate for pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you proud of your grades? Tell us about your pharmacy work experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation you were involved in and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you cope with knowing you have to be 100% accurate in all your work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite class? Hardest class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class? What was your favorite class? Where do you see yourself in the next 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the most important global issue concerning America today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits in [specific course]?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"The interviewer named a list of 8 programs they had at Samford and asked me to emphasize on which of the programs I thought were nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage time and stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of exposure have you had to pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with an irate customer or patient? What experience do you have that has prepared you for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if one of my collegues was doing something unethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I try to alleviate the strain that is often present in the Nurse/Pharmacist relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get into pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the most important traits a pharmacist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my outside activities, such as volunteer work and what I liked to do with my free time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult semester/course load you have taken? What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you plan on paying for pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing that you would not want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one weakness. Tell me one characteristic/personality trait that makes you a good candidate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of pharmacy do you want to work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Medicare Part D?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most diffult class you have taken and what did you do to handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favore subjet/hardest subject" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite class? What was the hardest class you've taken and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over the 1300 students that have applied" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one quality that you have that makes you stand out from all the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class? Least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Samford? Why Pharmacy? What field are you interested in? Have you ever been in an ethical situation? What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel comfortable in a leadership position? Would you consider yourself more introvert or extrovert?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wanted to know information about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? What books have you read recently? Name two characteristics a pharmacist needs to have and rate yourself on these characteristics. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite author?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your proudest moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult class? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your backup plan incase you don't get admitted into your desired pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something you admired about the pharmacists you have worked with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have I taken time out of my busy schedule to help someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to never get into pharmacy school what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you don't get into pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when my ethics were challenged after I made a decision one way or another." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to tell about a time someone morally wronged me and how I responded to the situation(an essay question before the interview that took 30 minutes)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think pharmacy will be like in 15 years? What is most important to you? (when I answered this I of course said God so the interviewer said okay what's 2nd then)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from any other person applying here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read? (not one required for school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A car requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly. What type of maintenance do you require?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would help someone commit suicide; through the use of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the PCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation in which you had to deal with an irate/upset patient and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism. Of course I know what it means, but its kind of hard to explain when you ar nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would be able to enroll in medical school and handle its challenges? (Hint: say yes)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not christian and they asked me how I felt that this was a Christian school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to you to be a professional? What comes to mind when you think of the word professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend you are a pharmacy representative and the product you're trying to sell is yourself. Sell yourself to Samford." More from this Member | Report Response

"A car requires maintenance such as regular oil changes. Like a car, what kind of maintenance do you require?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work (in a pharmacy) for money or experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you proud of your grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you had to stand up to an authority figure and say that your idea was better than theirs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like the car you drive, what kind of maintenance do you require?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most influential person my life and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was a pharmacist technician and I saw a worker or delivery man pocket some pills, what would I do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a dictator for one day, what change would you make in the healthcare field and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever dealt with a fake prescription?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If given all power, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the biggest problem with pharmacy around the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All really easy and conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the outlook of the pharmacy profession in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I didn't like dealing with the bottom line in my old career am I not contradicting myself to want to do the same thing as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the ethics question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"..." More from this Member | Report Response

"To tell about a weakness I had." More from this Member | Report Response

"The two questions above and would I dispense the morning after pill. What did you think of the pcat (hard to answer if you did not do as well as you should have)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about dispensing the morning after pill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you dispense the morning after pill? Samford is a Baptist school so this was hard to answer due to moral values and your duty as a pursuing pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would dispense the morning after pill." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given a prescription you did not feel comfortable filling, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you angry? Difficult to answer without making yourself look bad :-) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a way a coworker, family member, or friend has challenged your ethical views." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to you to be a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing about yourself you would not want me to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? FIND TIME TO READ A BOOK!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked your friends, in 3 words, what are your positive aspects? Negative aspects?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above, and also :If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What qualities did I have that put me above and beyond other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I felt about the Iraqi and U.S. elections?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a dictator for one day, what change would you make in the healthcare field and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a situation where you had to make an ethical decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If given all power, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read forums, asked friends who have been to Samford." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing message boards, essays, and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mainly practiced with the questions on this forum from previous interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to several interviews before this one, so by this one, I wasn't nervous at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement and prepared sample question and answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, and review of general interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Second time interviewing with this school, so I kind of knew what to expect. However, the interviewers were not "the same"." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read pretty much every interview feedback for this school. I also asked friends and family for feedback. And I skimmed through some interview books to kind of get in the mindset of getting interviewed. But don't try to memorize an answer for something, in the end you've just gotta be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview/ this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN postings and had my sister compose several ethical questions and questions regarding current news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to students who are currently enrolled and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this website, wrote the answers down to as many questions as I possibly could and practiced the answers with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"no preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced questions on this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading this website and practicing my answers with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school website and this website, practice interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, spoke with recent graduates of the school, held mock interviews, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, had family memebers ask me questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, mock interview. Every question I was asked was listed here in previous feedback or was simple info about my academic background. The only one I wasn't prepared for was the ethics question." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN site, mock interviews, asked students who were already interviewed by pharmacy schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, spoke with students who had already had their interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to people who were in pharmacy school, people who were in my class who had interviewed, and looked at reviews from this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, Read the information on the website, Got feedback from alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked back to last year's interview and thought about how I could make this year's experience better, mock interviews with fellow professionals, researching pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, asked questions, searched internet for things" More from this Member | Report Response

"I searched SDN for interview quesions, read over my essays, talked with pharmacists, and watched the news for current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, seached internet for interview tips, questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read books on interviewing; mock interview with the Career Development Center; searched Internet for typical interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, essays, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewers were very, very laid back!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is with two faculty members. One has read your app and the other has not." More from this Member | Report Response

"What impressed me the most was how laid back the interview was. I forgot at a point that I was being interviewed. It was just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The family and relationships between students and faculty. They treat the students like family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the admissions office was and the two professors I interviewed with were. I was way more nervous than I needed to be going into it. I was very grateful for the interviewers I got!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly staffs and interviewers/ nice campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice and explained the interview process well. We also received some background information on the individuals conducting the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission counselors were incredibly polite!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they have a DNA replication instrument in the faculty research lab (like the one's on CSI!!!!!!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice everyone is" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful and students seemed really friendly. Interview was extremely informal and was not as stressful as I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is absolutely beautiful and the staff there is so warm and welcoming. The southern hospitality of Birmingham, AL really showed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The informality of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very nice. Both interviewers were very sweet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honesty and enthusiasm of the students giving the tour; beatuiful campus, well maintained facilities and great location. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful, and all of the students were very nice. The pharmacy building was quite new, and this seemed like a school thatI would be proud to earn my degree. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus, surrounding location, faculty-staff relationships, weather, admissions staff and interviewers were very friendly and attempted to make me as relaxed as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"More comforting than I thought" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is absolutely beautiful, the faculty and staff were very nice and tried not to make you nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendlieness of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were very nice and made me feel welcome. The campus is absolutely beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The other guy who was doing my interview was running late so I had to sit outside with the first guy who interviewed me. Every student that went past us knew the professor and he knew them. This wasn't just a friendly hey, they would talk for a few minutes. It seemed like the professors really care about the students and they have a great relationship." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were SO nice and personable. It didn't even seem like an interview, it was so easy. The campus is beautiful and in a great part of Birmingham. They also let you know in 2 weeks after the interview which i though was really fast." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice, the students seemed really happy, and the campus was absolutely beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers made me feel welcome and everyone was excited about teaching." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was vey nice and sincere. The students seem to have a vey close bond with each other. The people doing the interviews made you feel very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"They hold job fairs upon graduation of pharmacy school. I was also impressed on how many clubs, social activities, and organizations they have to offer their students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were sincere and helpful. The campus is beautiful along with the pharmacy school. Students seemed to have a close bond and were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty seems to genuinely care about students and their success" More from this Member | Report Response

"None except the campus is very pretty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome campus, location, and facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How uncomfortable I felt. I felt as if they were challenging my decision to change careers. I also felt they didn't take into consideration that my previous career involved having a pharmacy in my clinic (meaning I am have SOME pharmacy experience...my degree is NOT beneath pharmacy)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only rather strange part was where we had to write our on-site essay. I don't really have a problem with writing but in the middle of writing my essay these people came in to set up for some seminar they were having in that room. A little strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How stressful my interviewers made the interview, and the way they asked/worded questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the handling of the essay question after the interviews...you were put into a room where a lot of talking was going on and it was hard to concentrate and there was no other choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"During one of my interviews the faculty member seemed bored. I felt as though he was not listening to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was negative that I can recall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't like that we drew our written essay questions from a hat." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers admitted that she had not read my file and rushed us through the process because she had a "meeting" to attend (found out later it was a trip to Starbucks)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone during the interview tells you how hard pharmacy school is, almost like they want to scare you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing I can think of is that its far from my hometown." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students giving the tour were first year pharm school students that didn't really show you much of anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition but can't escape that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were not many thought provoking questions, they were all pretty much straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a late interview, so I did not get to see in many of the classrooms because they were locked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought-provoking questions weren't asked; interviewers mainly wanted to know about past accomplishments" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the professor seemed like being forced to do this...Students around the campus are RUDE!!! The area around is very crappy!!!! Too conservative!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers (faculty members) did not seem interested. It feelt like they were forced to go through the process and were not happy about it." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known how calm and chill the interview is. I wouldn't have stressed as much as I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have thought more about strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be stressed! They are so welcoming and I was way more nervous than I should have been." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was be so uncomfortable (may a just cancelled)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would not have been so nervous. But I must have been able to make-up for my nerves because I ultimately got accepted. Just relax more and think of it more as you interviewing their school if that helps you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Birmingham does not have a good tranportations and I had to rely on taxi all the time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to interview with 4 people in the room, instead of 1 or 2 at the max. One of the interviewers had two students shadowing and they sat in on the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Samford University undergraduate students who do their pre-pharmacy work there get preferential treatment. They have lower GPA requirements for their students, and that the admission process is very political." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they draw your essay question out of a bowl now. Also when they say they did not have time to read your file they are just trying to rattle you. If you want a good book to help with interviewing get the red book called Power Interviews it had some great answers to very difficult questions they have asked in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview is not that bad! be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would only be two of us there at a time. It was different compared to the other interview I had already been to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Girls might want to wear an interview suit with a skirt." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have been more relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

""Mug shots" are snapped before the interview begins (not really a big deal, but I hate having my picture taken)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should not have been nervous, and I shouldn't have practiced so much. They don't want your answers to sound rehearsed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not as stressful as you may think, very informal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the interview would not as stressful as I had thought. The faculty members made me feel relaxed and comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To be more relaxed because the first interviewer picked up on this when I only sat on the edge of the chair." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you have a couple of good questions to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much. I wish I had prepared some questions to ask them. They encourage you to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing surprised me because I interviewed with them last year and was prepared for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"WHo cares..." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't stress, just go and enjoy your time! Super chill interviewers, very nice and helpful ambassadors, super fun day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic school and a very low stress interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview. The campus is absolutely gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress, Everyone is super nice here and will make you feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask questions directed to you personally, if you havent read your personal statement brush up on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a beautiful campus and everyone is so nice. From the faculty, to just students walking around the halls. It really does have a family atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, but I did not feel comfortable at all. It put a damper on my desire to attend if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed other people reccommended talking with the other candidates while waiting. I agree with this. It helps break the ice and makes you relax. You're all in the same boat and it helps loosen you up. BE YOURSELF! If it's meant to be it will be. You wouldn't want to get in under false pretenses anyway. Oh, and did I mention try to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a wonderful experience and was ultimately accepted. I think that applicants should try to break the ice while waiting to interview by talking with the other candidates. It relieved stress in my voice and allowed me to focus on something else instead of being nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Terribly stressful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall good. I was more nervous going into the interview than I actually was nervous during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall positive experience with nice people " More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall experience I had at Samford was great!! The school is beautiful, the facilities were really nice, and the staff was everything I hoped they would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxed and friendly. My written essay question was: Your educational experience has helped to shape your values - yes or no? Explain. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was too nervous. I should have relaxed and enjoyed it more. The students were very kind and answered any questions we had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very pleasant experience. Relaxed atmosphere - no large groups interviewing at the same time, no lengthy overview of the program, and the writing portion is much easier (specific questions to answer and ample time to complete). " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 4 people there to be interviewed including myself. We split into 2 groups and were interviewed by 2 professors. After the interviews we were given a tour of the building by a student. After to tour we had to write a short essay about the interview questions. Then we were finished. It went by so fast!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only nerve-wrecking part was waiting to be interviewed. All the previous feedback is correct, this is about as relaxed as an interview for school can be. I have no doubt I could attend Samford and be happy with my choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great overall experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall a very stress free experience. The first interview was kind of nerve racking, but by second one I was very relaxed and easily answered every question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"At my appointment, there were 2 of us. We were taken in for a quick briefing and then sent to 2 professors for 2 seperate 20 minute interviews. Then a student gave us a tour and then we had 2 short essay questions (1. which interview answer would you like to answer differently and 2. which interview question do you feel that you answered the best and why?). That was it. Very easy and stress free!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a pleasant experience. It was nerve-racking at first, but when it was over I felt good about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was excellent. I felt relaxed and confident in my abilities which allowed me to have the best interview possible. Samford is a wonderful school." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great experience, it went very smooth. Everyone was very welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was a great overall experience. Both interviewers were very friendly and although we covered many topics, I never felt attacked. They allowed me ample time to answer their questions and gave me the opportunity to ask them any questions I had. I felt very much at ease and stress free as I talked with them. I was also very impressed with the faculty members. There also seemed to be a close-knit group of pharmacy students that attended the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall positive, stressful, but that comes with the territory." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was a positive one. It was surprisingly relaxed and the questions weren't difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"bad and quiet place...I felt like being discriminated for being an Asian. Very rude neighborhood!!! Only faculty members are nice...Don't even think of applying here if you are not ready for a 4 years of being lonely with a no social life!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff were very friendly and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 33
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 17
Neutral 3
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 12

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 20
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Birmingham airport

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 11
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

AmeraSuites in Hoover, AL

Courtyard Marriott

Drury Inn

Hampton Inn

Howard Johnson

La Quinta

La Qunita

Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

AmeraSuites in Hoover, AL

Courtyard Marriott

Drury Inn

Hampton Inn

Howard Johnson

La Quinta

La Qunita

Suites

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.73 22

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 21

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.56 9

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 8

0 = low, 10 = high

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