2 out of 10
At the school
"Tell me about your research"
"Do you ski?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"One interviewer showed me the rating sheet and asked me what score I thought I should get on each topic. The other asked me a very detailed question about my research that I would not have expected him to get from a 5 min blurb... watch out because they are sharp."
"Are you considering [my state school], because it's really a good school? It seemed like he was trying to suggest that Harvard would not compete if I got in!"
"Talked with people I knew in the program, SDN"
"Everybody went out of their way to make it a good experience. There were tons of students who wanted to say how much fun they were having, all of the staff were exceptionally helpful."
"My interview was pretty haphazard...one guy didn't show up at the appointed time, and wanted me to wait around. I suppose I should be grateful that I got two one on one interviews instead of a two on one interview, but the interveiw day was pretty long, so it was hard to stay peppy for an interview last thing."
"There is a lot of free time. The other prospectives are both amazingly accomplished and also not so amazing that I thought I had no chance whatsoever...it was nice to meet the competition, I guess, and to stop freaking out about them."
"Harvard is an amazing school, and the people work hard to make sure its shown in its best light. I wasn't expecting it to be very different from other schools, I came away very impressed with the program, and really excited about the prospect of coming to the school."