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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"You have an interesting major. Tell me more about it." Report Response

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

"Name me your strength and weaknesses." Report Response

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

"Why UCSD?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All standard questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is going to be the hardest thing to do while you are in pharmacy school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews with friends, reread essays and personal statements" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the atmosphere at UCSD. Everyone was very chill and very friendly and I loved the location. San Diego is beautiful and the school is new." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I got there half an hour early and there were signs to where the pharmacy school was, but the signs didn't point directly at a sidewalk, so I got lost in the medical building at UCSD, which I arrived at the interview a few minutes late." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are signs when you drive into the school of where you can park. I stopped by the visitor's center before finding out that there were signs in place at the school when you get in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved UCSD. They had the orientation presentation that every school has, but I didn't know much about UCSD since it was considered a brand new school. They were telling us random facts about the school, and how the school has a state of the art pharmacy school, and is consistently improving and getting better. I loved the SoCal environment that UCSD has, and it was great to meet the faculty. My interview was 30 minutes and it was with one staff and one pharmacist. I talked for about 10 minutes while the interviewers talked for the rest of the time. They really made the environment really relaxed, and I showed a lot about myself and how I am with even my own friends. It was amazing how open they were and how interested they were in getting to know me. The essay was very chill. I started writing my essay, and they would call us out one-by-one for the interview, and I left my stuff, did my interview, and came back and finished my essay. I walked around the small campus when I finished my essay, and I talked to some of the pharmacy students as well as some of the interviewees. Overall, I loved UCSD, and after a month, I received my acceptance letter! =D" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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