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  • University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Duluth
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"I see you speak three languages, how did that happen? (looking at my essays)" Report Response

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

"You wrote this in your essay, can you elaborate?" Report Response

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

"What other schools are you applying to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about the other schools that you have interviewed with? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, U of MN website, read over my application materials, read up on current pharmacy topics." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the staff and the fact that they are incredibly open, honest and forthcoming about the university. You're given every bit of information you may need to make a decision. I was treated like a person, not just another applicant or number. Beautiful area, nice facilities (in comparison to what I've had in undergrad so far). Students really look happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No negative impressions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview would be more like a conversation about everything in my life rather than specific questions about pharmacy or why I want to be there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Its a great day and I really enjoyed the process. You have ample opportunity to ask anyone possible questions and everyone is really honest and forthcoming with answers. No one tries to sugarcoat anything." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Minneapolis Int.

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Better directions to faculty offices for interviews, or at least a heads-up that numbering doesn't m" Report Response

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