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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"So, why pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"What kinds of school activities were you involved with?" Report Response

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

"What did you do besides school activities (i.e., please tell us that you at least have the verisimilitude of a life and don't just study all day long)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes you unique?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just practiced the basic questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Lots of school spirit. They emphasize how much more they were getting out of their education than, say, people going to the UCs. But I guess you get what you pay for, right?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tuition is tough to swallow. I didn't get to meet Matt Leinart or Reggie Bush, which really disappointmed me. I thought they'd be there to welcome me. Damn." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the LA freeway system can be intimidating. The 10 east doesn't specify itself as east, so if you're heading North on the 5, take the second 10 that you see. Oh, and don't stress too much boys and girls. There will invariably be a tough interview or two out of the whole interview group, but almost all the students I chatted with after were very satisfied by how easy-going the interview was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty lax, though my student interviewer didn't seem very friendly. They alternated questions, and at times it seemed the student had a script to follow (she asked questions that I had already answered clearly in another response). The interview is preceded by a talk by the dean of admissions and followed by an informal student panel. The experience lasts about 2-2.5 hours overall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/12/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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