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Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Year founded: 1991
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 214
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Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (MWU- CCP)
Pharmacy School
Downers Grove
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 95 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $39,934
  • Non - Resident Tuition $39,934
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG PCAT 50.0
  • AVG GPA 3.1

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 555 31st Street
  • Downers Grove 60515
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) Founded in 1991, CCP offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Its successful curriculum emphasizes pharmaceutical care and pharmacy communications.

Curriculum

CCP`s Pharm.D. program provides students with enhanced experiences in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences. The program requires six years of coursework, the first two years at another college and the last four years at CCP. The College has three paths leading to the Pharm. D. degree.

Facilities

Downers Grove, Illinois, campus, 105 acres boasting innovative facilities, is nestled serenely in a wooded setting 25 miles west of downtown Chicago.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 69
Negatively 9
No change 6

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.14 93

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.34 86

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"maybe a quicker response to the admission result? 4-6 weeks of waiting for a result is a very long time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! I felt like they care about their current and future students!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have interviewers that are more responsive or at least seem like they care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Offer interviewees a place to hang up their coats." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more selective when picking students to give applicants a tour around the campus. My tour guide had nothing but negative comments about the school and insisted that we go somewhere "cheaper"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't have the interviewees sit in a class room setting before hand, it makes people more stoic and less engaging" More from this Member | Report Response

"Need to work more on the financial aid presentation. The woman giving it didn't communicate very effectively and there was a lot of information on the website about scholarships that wasn't given during the presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough information provided during the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to use pins in the name tags which will poke a hole in our jackets ;) I also wish I had seen the labs!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Show the dorm rooms during the tour!" More from this Member | Report Response

"KEEP UP THE AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it would be a good idea to let interviewees see more of the classroom facilities, the dorms," More from this Member | Report Response

"Their school promotional materials (folder and pen) do not look attractive or useful. The folder is" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were too broad for a group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions decisions through email would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't provide nametags with safety pins! We don't want to poke holes in our outfits. Use adhesives!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Introductions: Where you're from, which college you completed pre pharm classes, why Midwestern, Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and why MW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficult decision you had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems are pharmacy facing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With pharmacy constantly changing to be more patient oriented, what is a problem you foresee happening in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What changeless pharmacy faces?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself, why are you here, why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern, why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you were a mentor for someone and how did that situation work out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself, why pharmacy? Why Midwestern? Fun fact about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do during undergrad to prepare yourself for the rigors of pharmacy school? How did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"introduce yourself and why midwestern" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy and why at Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should a pharmacist have, how do you exemplify them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself, why pharmacy, why Midwestern" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the some of the characteristics of a pharmacist? Then followed by "Tell me specifically how you've exemplified those qualities you just stated"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself. Where did you go for undergrad, what did/are you majoring in, why pharmacy, why midwestern, and something unique about yourself. This was the introduction before they asked questions. Only two other questions were asked after though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern CCP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself - Why Pharmacy - Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite writing assignment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first question was compounded: Where are you from? Where did you go to school? What was your major? What intramural activities did you participate in while you were there? Why pharmacy? Tell us something unique about yourself. (Yeah... all that in one question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself and one unique thing about you (a lighthearted ice breaker)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself (where you are from, where you got your degrees, or where you plan to get them, have you worked/volunteered in a pharmacy, etc?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself, and tell us something unique about yourself so that we can remember you later." More from this Member | Report Response

"introduce yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"what first sparked your interest in pharmacy/why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see pharm in 2020? what problems are facing pharm? what do you do if a group member is not pulling weight? What quality should a good pharmacist have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you see pharmacy facing in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Include why Midwestern, why pharmacy, and what are your hobbies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about pharmacy appeals to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems that face pharmacy and patients given the current economic situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me About yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Group interview... good concept in theory, but it only works if the school asks more specific, behavioral, ethics, morals, or scenario questions. Therefore, the interviewers can actually observe and compare individual's characteristics to one another. In this case, all the questions asked were general; thus, everyone had the same generic answer. Also, I like it when current students are involved in the interview/selection process... I feel that they would have a good idea of whether the applicant is a great fit for the school. I'm not too sure about closed-file interview... I think more subjective questions would be asked if the interviewer knew more about the student... Anyway...there was definitely not enough time to say everything about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the qualities that a pharmacist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think a pharmacist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wrote in summary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something interesting about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your name" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something interesting about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your name? (seriously, because there is NO INTERVIEW)." More from this Member | Report Response

"introductions: name, what school u'r from, why pharmacy, something unique about urself" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy and tell us something interesting about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My essay question was, "You are a 3rd yeard student in pharmacy. You know a classmate has copied an internet document and turned it in for an assignment as their own work. What do you do"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the small group session we were asked where we were from and what hobbies we enjoy and why pharmacy. It was very informal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself and say why you chose pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A behavioral question for the writing assignment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name a problem in pharmacy today and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do if you don't get accepted into pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you were working in a team and there was some problem... what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two qualities you think that a pharmacist should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues pharmacy will face in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you went above and beyond to help someone" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to keep working hard for a rigorous curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you were a role model to someone and how that made you feel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a memorable time where you had to deal with someone's illness." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really. everything else can be seen on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"why midwestern? I think they should have the answer for their own. why they have to ask!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some characteristics that a pharmacist should possess. How do you exemplify these traits." More from this Member | Report Response

"negative aspect of pharmacy and how you plan to solve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"See #3" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had ten million dollars to spend on any type of research project, where would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing section asked, "If your classmate was disturbing you during lecture what would you do/say?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay question: You are a practicing pharmacist and you suspect one of your patients is abusing their medication. How do you deal with this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see Pharmacy going in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your mentor and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see pharmacy in 10 years? There were only 4 questions, the 4th being why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The writing exercise asked, "If you found out your classmate copied his paper directly from the internet, what would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a communication conflict and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your idea of pharmacy school? What is it involve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most memorable writing assignment you have ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Number 3" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you used teamwork to accomplish a task." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3rd question, the others were general." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem facing pharmacy today and whats a possible solution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely None! If the school wants professionals who can think critically and solve problems.... why not throw in a question that gives students the opportunity to do so. I like being challenged..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem facing pharmacy in the future? This was interesting because of the group interview setting. If you didn't go first, it can seem like you are just repeating answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time in which you had to make a moral decision and how you solved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell an experience where you had to motivate others to achieve a common goal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time when you had to show initiative." More from this Member | Report Response

"your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see pharmacy in the year 2020?" More from this Member | Report Response

"something fun you did last weekend" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A - there is no interview, but you still have to go to the MCV. This is basically an information session on the school, financial aid, and a forum to ask questions about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you been in the USA? Otherwise, it was just an introduction. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there were any interesting questions. it wasn't even an interview. it is more like an orientation for the students to see if this is the school that they want to go. the staffs were very nice and so was the dean. basically you go for the whole day but the only hard part is writing the essay and the rest of the day you spend listening to the dean, financial aid, students answering any questions you have. there is absolutely no stress at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All applicants were asked to tell their name, where they were from, where they did their undergrad, why pharmacy, why midwestern and to tell something unique about themselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something unique about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"not really an interview, but you know that already.... :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My writing sample question was: Explain a situation in which you used effective communication and how did you go about...something to that extent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I switch my career from photography to pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since there was no actual interview, the only question asked was on the essay. It was: "You are a first year pharmacy student and you strongly suspect that a classmate was cheating off your test. What do you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"They really didn't ask any questions. The interview was a group interview with about 10 people and they only asked why you wanted to go to pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

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