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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

3

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)?

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Why did/didn't you choose any other health science?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If stranded on an island what three things would you take? (Salt water, can't be anything that gets you off the island.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name your three most important ethical considerations." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice/tips from others who interviewed at Iowa and were accepted. Various internet sources as well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The one on one time (or near that) with the staff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lots of downtime. Of the 3.5 hours, 1 to 1.5 hours of it was spent "chatting with other applicants."" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really, even if I came into it without having a good idea of the interview questions it would have gone just as well." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very nervous for the whole event but they did everything they could alleviate that for me and everyone else. Everything seemed to be geared more toward getting to know you better than testing to see who was better." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

02/27/2010

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?

10 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?

7 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?

"Maybe a little more time with the interviewers. More customized questions or even follow up questions. A little less boilerplate." Report Response

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