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  • Temple University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

55 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself (your name, major, degree, school attended,...)" Report Response

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

"How do you feel your degree or education thus far will prepare you for what's ahead, for pharmacy school?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a recent pharmacy news you have read about that is interesting to you? (and you don't have to make anything up)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All 3 above were interesting in their own ways" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none were difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, researched school and pharmacy, thought about answers to possible questions, reflected about own experiences" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The pharmacy school being a part of a large health sciences center and next to the hospital gave it prominence; the lasting impression the buildings with the cherry-red T logo made on me; the wonderful and helpful staff; the spaciousness of the inside of the pharmacy building,; the distinguished and kind faculty; how happy the pharmacy students seemed to be" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour, which started 20 min BEFORE our interview appointment, was given by a student who was difficult to understand because of his heavy accent, though he was very jolly and enthusiastic. He did not take us to the library, which would have been impressive, or hospital, but maybe it was too cold outside. There was no Q&A session with students (they were all taking finals). We did not get a folder with information about financial aid or housing, etc." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew it would be freezing, but I didn't know it would be THIS freezing- I needed a thicker hat. :(" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Temple University has a lot to offer- sometimes I feel that it doesn't get as much promotion as it deserves. But I think that their history, accomplishments, and incredible network of people cast across the country and world, speak for themselves. I, admittedly, did not know too much about the school until I applied there, actually researched about it and talked to various people. Amazingly, every professional person I've talked to thinks highly of it or knows someone who is somehow associated to it. I have a lot of faith in their pharmacy school and healthcare center as a whole. As for the interview, from my experience, it was one of my most pleasant ones. They really just wanted to get to know us as a person, and were interested in assessing our insights, motivations and maturity. Be your best self, and be genuine, sincere and speak intelligently. They do care about the rest of your application, but at this point, do your best no matter what. Best of luck. :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Philadelphia International

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?

10 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?

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would suggest making a formal tour be a part of every interviewee's interview day. It is definitely of interest to us to see the facilities (including the library) as well as talk to current students if possible, through a Q&A session. Also, info about financial aid, scholarships and housing should be made more available on the interview day, ie. in an info packet." Report Response

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