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  • University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Iowa City
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?

8 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)?

"why pharmacy?, why iowa?" Report Response

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

"what's the last book you read?" Report Response

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

"who is your role model and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what 3 things would you take to a deserted island?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the school's website, SDN, random web surfing for interview prep" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly and welcoming everyone was. They really made an effort to meet each applicant on a personal level and talk with you. You weren't just a number. They were also extremely organized. The whole process went very smoothly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are a little old, but the people and atmosphere more than make up for it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it's not as stressful as everyone makes it out to be. Do your homework and you'll be fine. These people aren't out to get you. They just want to get to know you and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable while you're there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a great experience. Compared to other schools I interviewed at, this one felt the most welcoming and relaxed. The people were great, both applicants and staff. I left feeling like I was already part of their "pharmacy family". The whole process took about 3-4 hours depending on your schedule. There is an interview, essay questions, and a guided tour of the school. The order varies from applicant to applicant. There was a blizzard the day I went, so plan ahead and allow extra time for travel." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 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?

8 out of 10

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