2 out of 10
At the school
"Tell me about yourself."
"What is your favorite restaurant in city X (where I went to college and the interviewer did her residency)?"
"Don't you just love city X?"
"nothing stands out"
"no difficult questions"
"reviewed app, checked out website, spoke to people I know at the school"
"The facilities are incredible."
"My second interviewer was pretty ditsy. Really nice, but seemed shallow. Our conversation was about restaurants... I'm just a little worried about what she'll have to say to the committee about me. Also, it's not really what I expecte from Harvard. (but in that aspect, I guess it was positive that there was a "normal" person interviewing."
"The interviews are "open file", but often the interviewers have not had time to read the files before you get there, so they might not really be prepared to ask you much that's relevant to your app. My first interview was my favorite of anywhere I've been. She was intelligent and insightful and asked good questions and was fun to talk to."