7 out of 10
At the school
"Why I chose my undergraduate college, my major, and a career in medicine."
"Explain your research in simple terminology."
"Where do you see yourself in 20 years, not only in terms of a career."
"I was asked to summarize a paper about post-revisionist history and the Cold War that I wrote freshman year. (One of my recommendations must have mentioned it.)"
"Re-read my application."
"The students were very positive and seemed to be very supportive of one another."
"The first-year housing is pretty horrible."
"Even though Columbia interviews are supposed to be pretty stress-free, my interviewer was very argumentative. Hopefully that's just his style, but maybe he just didn't like me. "