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  • California Northstate College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Elk Grove
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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?

3

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)?

"Why CNCP? Some people had two students for their 1-on-1 interview others had one student. Some had one faculty+administrator, others had 2 faculty. " Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give an example of your leadership abilities. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult or tricky." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Reviewed application material, read online material about team based learning" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"TBL is great, school located in a nice, new area of Rancho Cordova. The students we met were excellent representatives, quite knowledgable. School emphasizes clinical+research, and laptops are required for all students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not accredited, only private loans (Sallie Mae 9.25% monthly variable, with 14% cap)!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No food or drink was provided, so bring plenty of both." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was impressed with the school after the interview and tour. They have a 6 yr lease on the current two story building, with the 2nd level under construction. About 50% of faculty possess Ph.D./Pharm.D. Interview was split into two sections: morning group 8AM-12:30PM and 12:30-4PM. Morning group had approx 21 candidates split into 4 groups (for the TBL exercise). Two were from out of state (OR and NC), one from Norcal, the rest from SoCal." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

None

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott Rancho Cordova $79/night

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/06/2009

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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