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  • Howard University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 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?

Closed file

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

"What areas of pharmacy are you familiar with? Why Pharmacy? Why Howard?" Report Response

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

"Do you like DC? Would you move here after graduation?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 5 years after graduation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were working in a group of 5 students and two students were not contributing, how would you handle this? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Besides textbooks, what books have you/are you currently reading and why did you choose them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the student reviews on this website! All of the questions that were asked, were listed from different student reviews on this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students and faculty members (including alumni). Both faculty members that interviewed me were Howard alumni and they had nothing but good things to say about the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were run down, didn't seem like much had been updated since the main building was established in the 50's. Also, the accredidation of the program was placed on probationary status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. When I asked faculty/staff members about this, they seemed to shrug it off like it wasn't that big of a deal - definite negative." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Expect disorganization. I read other student reviews which warned me of this, so I felt somewhat prepared instead of irritated or overwhelmed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt prepared, mainly due to the feedback on this website. The interview process was a little disorganized, but all in all, it wasn't too bad. I showed up, checked in, then was taken up to a waiting room full of 12-15 students. An advisor came and talked to us, gave us some background/history of the school, then current students helped out by handing out the writing and math tests. The writing portion consisted of six questions, which we got to choose one and write a short essay in 25 minutes. (Questions included topics such as "What qualities must a successful pharmacy student possess?" and "What does HIPAA stand for and what does it mean to the health profession?" and "What traits must a good pharmacist have and practice?". The math quiz is 30 questions in 25-30 minutes. Think basic PCAT math, with about 5 calc questions. Nothing too horrible. They "ran out of time" so there wasn't a real tour of the school, only a student quickly pointing out main buildings as we walked over to the faculty offices to interview. Each faculty member had a sheet of questions and took turns asking. Wasn't too stressful or intimidating, just relax and think of it more like a conversation as oppossed to an interrogation. After the interview, the day was done and it was time to go home. All in all, it took about 2.5-3 hours." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?


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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Four Points Sheraton

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General Info

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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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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