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  • Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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


How long was the interview?

55 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2, separately

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)?

"Tell me about yourself; why Jefferson" Report Response

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

"How well do you work in a team" Report Response

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

"Tell me about an experience you had working with a difficult person" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you form relationships with people" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It was something specific to my file" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, researched the school, reviewed my application and reflected upon my experiences and motivations" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty seemed very dedicated, sincere, and eager to be of help. My first interviewer told me a lot of positive things about their program- they seemed to really want to make their program become something great, and I think that it will." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student who took us on the tour wasn't very helpful in answering our questions. I could sense some insecurity in her responses. The way she carried out the tour was also confusing and a bit frustrating- she seemed unsure of where next to take us, and it took a while for her to actually get us inside one of the rooms. I didn't particularly like the facilities because they felt somewhat cramped and old- especially when walking through the flight of stairs (If I remember correctly, the escalator or elevator was not working on that day). Also, I felt from both pharmacy students speaking to us that though they may be happy studying there, they also seemed worried or indefinite- whether that be personal or curriculum-imposed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish that I had known I would be called right away following the Q&A session- I had to use the laboratory at that time, and was about 5mins late coming into my interview. They end right at the time they're supposed to; they don't take the 30mins if that means the time would go over." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a generally good experience being able to visit the school and talk to the professors and students. I was nervous throughout the day and during the interview itself, but the professors can really see through us. So I guess I did well enough to have been admitted to the school. Good luck to you! :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The period of time in which we all sat and waited for our next event (the Q&A session, in my case) felt very quiet and tense. I think it would have been nice to fit in an info session or introduction from a faculty or staff member. We waited for about 30 mins feeling very nervous and bored. We would have benefited from having the info packet at the beginning, rather than at the end of our interview day- I really didn't get why they did it this way." Report Response

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