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  • Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Loma Linda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Name one personal challenge you experienced and how did you overcome it. Explain one academic challenge and how did you deal with it. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"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? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"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?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"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? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of the problems (or future problems) in pharmacy, and how would you go about solving them?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

What impressed you positively?

"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. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

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