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  • University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy School
  • La Jolla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What kind of sports do you play?" Report Response

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

"Describe one rewarding academic experience. (If you did a research project, bring this UP during the interview and talk about how rewarding that was. They love that you took charge of your own academic careers) Be agressive with that." Report Response

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

"How have you matured over the last few years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do at night?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why choose pharmacy instead of being a doctor?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practicing my answers to common interview questions that I got from SDN, believing in myself, practicing my interview with a stuffed animal" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the quality of the education program, how friendly and stressed-free everyone is, and how beautiful the surroundings are, as well as the fact that even though the UCSD pharmacy program is relatively new, it is still up to par and even better than well established ones like UCSF and especially USC. UCSD definitely humiliated USC in my opinion. It wasn't even a contest." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"People started chatting in the room where we were all writing our essays. Those inconsiderate bitches should really shut up. We are trying to write a timed essay here. They really should have gone outside to start their conversations." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was open file. The interviews around know a lot about you from your personal statements and supplemental essays. The interview serves so that they can know more out your personality and what kind of a leader are you,,,and if you are a stressed free jolly person or not. They are looking for people with natural intelligence and common sense, instead of a hardworker, who memorizes slides all day and can vomit everything out during an exam and then forget what he/she memorized next quarter. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very fun, got free cookies and milk, which I recommend you drink after you do the interview. Some people had milk breath and surprisingly no one had a breath mint. They lead you to this room where you receive a presentation about how great this school is. Then, you get started on your essay. And all the while, interviewers will come in and call you and lead you to a room, where you will be with one professor and one first year student. The first question is 98%: tell me about yourself. Make this a conversation. Include the interviewers in your conversation because the interview is an interaction, which means both the interviewers and interviewee have to interact. Be friendly and honest. Don't give wishy-washy answers. They can tell if you suck. Therefore, just be youself. Don't stress, love the moment." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

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