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  • Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Columbus
Individual Feedback 2 42 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 38
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.83 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.17 30

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 10
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 18
35 minutes 8
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 42
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 40
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 41
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.93 42

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

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

"What pharmacy experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you see the future of pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the pros and cons of working in a pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What contact I had with current pharmacists" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you say about the future of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions on this interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy, why osu and tell me a little bit about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and not optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what you did in your internship." More from this Member | Report Response

"why OSU" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What area of pharmacy do you see yourself in" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with stress? what is the most stressful situation you've had academically? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain any bad grades on your transcript?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I am currently pursuing Ph.D degree in pharmacology, they ask me why I still want to go to Pharmacy school after I had a Ph.D degree. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OSU? Why did you wait two years to apply for pharmacy school after graduating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage your time with your involvement in all your activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Tell us about yourself? You have an interesting job, tell me about it and why do you want to change careers? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you handle being so involved and doing well in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to a career in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you want to be a pharmacist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I decide to switch to Pharmacy after prepping for Veterinary School and why OSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why OSU? How do you handle stressful situations? Did you have any interaction with a pharmacist(I think this question came up because I had no info about working in a pharmacy. So I told them that I job shadowed a pharmacist.)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When I first came in the room they were very relaxed. Asked about my job, school, Florida (where I used to live). Just very general questions, just to get to know me. After that, there were really only 3 questions that comprised the interview. Then, I asked quite a few questions (they like to know that you're interested enough to ask questions...have some prepared)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had something to accomplish, but other priorities came in the way. How did you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergraduate institution (the interviewers were not familar with my university)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hometown like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to a career in pharmacy? Why specifically OSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your past experiences and how they led up to you choosing pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you here today? I'd have a good 5-10 min. answer for this one. And don't over-emphasize retail, be open to other areas." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you tell us about an achievement you have had either academically or personally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any work experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why ohio state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No other questions, just conversational dialogue that was spurred by my past experiences and my interviewers introduction of himself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Conflict resolution, leadership, no questions outside of what was on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OSU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time when I went above the standard requirements to do something." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when something needed to be done and you stepped up to get it done." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you saw something is not done the right now,,what steps would you take to correct this, can you give me a specific example." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you want to be a pharmacist if you have never worked at a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot about my classes/activities that I listed on my application...so refresh your memory with what you submitted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the field of pharmacy going?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want to do with your degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy? what experiences have you had in a pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your leadership style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I do when I am under stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a stressful situation that you were in and how you overcame it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where someone wasn't doing their job. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Think of a time when you were under a significant amount of stress because you didn't think you had enough time to complete something. How did you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle a stressful situation? What do you do when you're in a situation and you know you cannot complete the task?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy, Why OSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest accomplishment" More from this Member | Report Response

"After remarking on my grades/test scores and the fact that I worked full time during school, they asked how I handle a heavy work load, what I do to relax, and what I do when I have to work with someone who is less motivated than I am." More from this Member | Report Response

"Variety of questions about volunteering experience that I had. Come prepared to answer any volunteering experience question. What did you get out of _____? what was a difficult experience from doing ____? How did you get involved? What made you interested in ____?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist? Why specifically OSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you came up with something creative that had impressed others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us why you choose your major and how it relates to a career in pharmacy. (My major is toxicology, so its rather unique)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how did you become interested in pharmacy? Specific questions regarding experience listed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions specific to my extra curriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a very difficult customer (while working in the pharmacy)? How did you handle them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you transfer schools? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is success in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dual degree programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I deal with stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy instead of research? (Since it's open file, they knew I had 3 years of research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"look at my extra-curriculum, and ask me what do you do for fun because I was the officer of a sport club." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's the relation of my major and pharmacy, why change " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with difficult customers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most stressful thing in your life right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"what other schools did you apply to? what will you do next year if you don't make it this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whether there is a difficult situation and how did I handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest obstacle to overcome given that you would be one of the youngest in your class if admitted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do u do to release stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked some specific questions pertaining to my own undergraduate research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you like to do for fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were working in a group where one of the members was not as motivated as you were?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were apart of a group and a group member didn't pull their weight. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negative aspect of working in a retail pharmacy that you have discovered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the intense course load of the first year of pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you put yourself in a situation and it was different from what you had expected. Tell us about a challenging experience. What was your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you stand out above your peers? (or something to that effect)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle a stressful work load?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you find time to manage your busy schedule? At the end of the interview they also left time for me to ask any questions, I would make sure that you have a couple questions prepared because questions show that you are interested in them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? (I asked about resideny programs, the joint PharmD/MS in pharmacology program, and EC activites available for pharmacy students to be involved in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle deadline? What was your most significant achievement? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you have accomplished that you are most proud of? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you balance work and school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage time and balance being so busy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more like a natural interview and at times I felt like I needed to find things to talk about because I was paranoid how easy it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want in the next 30 minutes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a situation where you had to deal with a difficult customer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about time management" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me of my opinion about more clinical pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What potential problems in pharmacy do you see in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most prized accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you were working in a group and the person wasn't as motivated as you." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"You took the PCAT several times, and you did improve, how did you prepare to improve your score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the profession of pharmacy evolving over the next twenty years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my job as a figure skating professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were working in a group with a person less motivated than yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about my undergraduate research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun? I thought this was interesting because it showed they were not only interested in academics but the importance of enjoying your pharmacy school experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle it when you have to work with someone who is not as motivated to do well as you are? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem like you are a very motivated individual with high standards for yourself. How would you handle working with someone who has set a lower standard or does not meet your expectation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us why you choose your major." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the downside that you observed from your pharmacy-related experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a question specific to volunteer work that I do at a center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assualt. The question was something to the effect of, "Your work at MPC - it surprises me that a suburban/main stream girl like yourself was able to function in such a difficult situation. How did you prepare yourself for this and how did you react in the situation?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult thing you've had to face, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you are culturally diverse?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you’re from Florida, why would you apply here and not in Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is pharmacy going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (I think they were just being casual, unlike other interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, all were very predictable" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me how I dealt with the language barrier that I encountered (regarding to a job I held in Malaysia). I didn't expect it so I had a brain fart of which languages I sought translators for..." More from this Member | Report Response

"some specific problems of my application, I did't prepare for that seriously..." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few follow-ups were hard because it felt like they were just rephrasing the same question... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from your research job that you can use if you become a pharmacist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an experience where you had difficulty leading others." More from this Member | Report Response

"no" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever worked in a group situation where another group member had a different idea of what your outcomes should be and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us little bit about yourself. (it was too open ended)" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were even remotely difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you handle a situation when you know you cannot complete the task?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with time management." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you impacted someone while working in the pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"My sophmore year grades were the lowest of the four years so they asked me what happened and why they were so much lower." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement? Probably the most difficult to come up with an answer for, but luckily I had expected it and thought about it in advance." More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific time when something needed to be done and I stepped in and took charge. I gave a general example about work, but they wanted a specific instance." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers did not have my personal statement on hand and did not have a chance to read it before the interview, so they asked me to sum it up. This was the first thing I was asked so it was stressful because I wanted to make sure I told them everything! So make sure you know why you want to be a pharmacist!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. ( I hate that one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you deal with a situation involving confrontation." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Ohio’s website, student ambassadors, Studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learn about school from website, faculty and students. Look at questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepared questions for all the questions posted...Ended up not needing them at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked an previous info on sdn and did some research on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and family mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, meeting couple faculty members for tips." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal essays, school website and recruitment material, SDN interview feedback questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and practicing with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and mock interview with friends and family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just went in as myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading up on current pharmacy-related events" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, a mock interview, ask a current student " More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over application, practiced responses to questions I thought they would ask, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, looked over school's website, mock interview with a friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my PharmCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"look over the interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, ohio state website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the feedback on this site, read over the website, asked students who were already in the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"I conducted a mock interview with myself in the shower the morning of the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, just write down some basic questions and answers. The hardest thing is that English is not my first language, so I have to practice talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my PharmCAS application, looked over the OSU College of Pharmacy website, and read through the interview feedback posted here." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application and talked to a current student." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, researched OSU on AACP, OSU website, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced answers to common questions, and the read over feedback on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked current OSU PharmD students about their interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over OSU's website, talked to current OSU students, reviewed answers to common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed previous interviews on this website, spoke with current pharmacists, went to the school the day before and spoke with one of the professors. Make sure you have questions prepared, that is very important. Many of your questions will be answered before your interview so be sure to have some odd questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, read other interview experiences, talked to current Pharm.D students" More from this Member | Report Response

"research on school, asking current students about programs, school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedbacks, looked over OSU's website, did a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the program online, researched interview questions and role played with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN reviews, OSU website, went over my application, came up with answers to general questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed infomation about the school online, application, and personal statement. Considered answers to general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school website, practice for frequently asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read other interview experiences, read all info on osu's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through school literature, reviewed application and personal statement, did a mock interview with my fiance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to people who are in the program to see what the main aspects of the program are, thought about responses to the very general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Really big school with friendly staff, great research opportunities and their curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really friendly staff and great interview process. It was more of a pat on the back than a stressful situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed atmosphere of the interview made it easy to be myself and really portray why I liked OSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly environment of everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very friendly. OSU is an excellent school - #5... and it matters. Lots of money and resources available to students at OSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way the staff made me feel so comfortable during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"all of the people there were very nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"the relaxed atmosphere...they aren't there to scare you, they really just want to get to know you" More from this Member | Report Response

"good school, big campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice, interview was really laid back and didn't seem like an interrogation. Impressive program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was very nice and we had a great batch of people. Student ambassadors were there basically the whole 4 hours to answer questions. Any questions about your file was answered right away. They did a great job telling us all about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"campus, area, faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of helpful information was given out and the people were nice and willing to answer all questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the entire campus. It was really big." More from this Member | Report Response

"Falculty and staff are very welcoming and really helpful. They try to make you easy not to stress out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice that it made me feel welcomed and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current P1 "student ambassadors" were all very nice and easy to talk to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is so nice. They have hospital and research centers. Good school. People there are nice, friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The assistant dean of the college provided us with a very thorough overview of the college and the curriculum before we went off to our individual interviews. He gave me an excellent feel for what it will be like to attend their PharmD program, and I could tell that he is extremely happy/proud to be a part of the OSU pharmacy community." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are so many opportunities at this university. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The honesty of the dean and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The OSU staff and current pharmacy students were very nice and happy to answer any questions. My interviewers also seemed very motivated to learn as much about me and my interests as possible during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a student at OSU so it really wasn't anything that I'm not used to. Ohio State is a wonderfully diverse school and the faculty are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at OSU was extremely friendly and they definitely made me feel welcome. Having current PharmD students there to answer questions while I waited for my interview was very helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The most impressive part of the visit was the amount of valuable information they give you and how honest they are about their college and the resources that are available to you during your visit so that you can learn as much about the college as you would like. I was also impressed with my interviewers, they were both alumni and it was great to see how much they still loved ohio state university after all the years since they have graduated. And how much they really wanted to get to know you, and you could tell they stay connected to the school simply because of their joy in interacting with students and the love of their alma mater." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and relaxed. Interviews were conversational and very low-stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed atmosphere. very casual." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were SOOO nice. Everyone there, the dean, the director of admissions, students, interviewers, just everyone went out of their way to make sure you were relaxed and they just really wanted to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first hour was dedicated to informing you about the program and was very thorough!!First year students were there to answer all your questions and give you feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was amazing, everyone was incredibly nice and made me feel at home, when faculty described the college of pharmacy they used the word "family"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned some benefical infomation about the program and got to ask actual first year students questions also. Left with a great understanding of what I would expect from the program. I was very impressed with what I learned and left more excited about the idea of attending the school than before I went." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice at the school. My interviewer was very nice and non-intimidating. The interview process went smoothly and they will let you know the decision within a week." More from this Member | Report Response

"the detailed description of the program - i left having a great understanding of the education i would be receiving. the pharm. students were also extremely friendly and very willing to share their experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty that interviewed me were soooo nice. The strength of the program, the curriculum, and their students all impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Day long event that let's you know in depth what to expect out of the program. The response time after the interview was excellent, they called me 6 days later to tell me they would be offering me admission to the program." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Construction but they are renovating to improve the school so didn’t mind it that much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the other students were from OSU but it was only the 2nd interview date and I hear the eventual class is 50/50 OSU and new students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The construction was annoying and the building could use an update, that's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews kept closing his eyes. I think he was bored." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is zero diversity, culturally or otherwise. Everyone seemed to have the same personality. The presentation that was given did not tell me anything about how their curriculum stands out from other schools', he just kept talking about how highly the school was ranked. The majority of the students I interviewed with said they choose OSU because either because of its ranking or because their parents went there; only one other person had a specific reason." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are a bit run down...the school could use a little bit of a facelift" More from this Member | Report Response

"the buildings all looks the same. one interviewer's English sounds like spainish and it's really hard to understand him for a non-native speaker like me. >"<" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really... I guess the 1st year students they had us talk to weren't that helpful, except maybe 1 or 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building we were in seemed very crowded. The campus also gave me a very conservative feel which really turned me off. The campus and pharmacy school offered little to no diversity which really shocked me because of its vast size." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The long wait before my interview. I was last to go so I had to wait two hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were some construction, and I have to pay for parking (garage parking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because the school is so large (and perhaps I was influenced because I had previously interviewed at a smaller school) I felt as though the atmosphere between the students and faculty is not very personal." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour given by the student. I thought the tour would just be of the pharmacy school, but it ended up being a tour of OSU's campus, which is huge. It was a very hot day, and the tour wasn't very beneficial." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing offhand" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was done by an alumni and a faculty member. I was the first to interview. They attempted to be nice, but seemed very nervous, almost uncomfortable being there. While they stressed being layed back I found more of the opposite to be true. After the interview I waited more than 2 hours for a disappointing tour that could have been given in smaller more personal groups rather than waiting for everyone to be done." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...I was highly impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself seemed slightly rushed, as you are there with a group and then taken back one by one to the interviews, time got short towards the end and I felt rushed during the actual interview." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students make it seem easier to get admitted into the school than it is. They send more denials than I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had believed the interview was going to be so informal and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known to not be so nervous. I spent way to much time being nervous about the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"It really was as relaxing as everyone said it was :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was going to be five students who actually had some interesting and good information to tell me. Also that a lot of time would be spent just sitting around talking to the P1 students." More from this Member | Report Response

"there is really no stress at all, I was too stress out." More from this Member | Report Response

"to focus on what I had submitted in my app since they asked mostly questions specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the last one interviewed.............." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe that it wasn't going to be as stressful as I thought it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew how friendly everyone was so I wouldn't have been so nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared myself a little more for in depth and specific questions. I was a little tired after traveling all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy program is ranked extremely high, I had no idea. Also a lot of the professors were world reknown which impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known how relaxed the interview was going to be. I wouldn't have stressed so much the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's actually pretty fun. You get to meet students from all over the country - correction - all over the world. Relax and have fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"This program is ranked 7th nationwide on US ranking news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two things: 1. If you are an out of state student, you can apply for Ohio residency and pay the in-state tuition after your first year in the program. 2. It started raining before the tour. Since we walked over to see the new rec center, it would have been nice to have an umbrella!" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is basically to prove to them that you have people skills and are motivated to go to Pharmacy School." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to go on the tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"not to be stressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had more questions to ask other than the program itself. The dean explained most of the basic questions that I had prepared so I was left with nothing to ask! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't have bothered to go on the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I didn't get so stressed out about it, because it was a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"that in their pre-recs, they require 2 semester of physics - not one, which apparently i read incorrectly on their website. so, now i have to take a summer school class. blah." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I hadn't worried so much. The interview seemed to be low pressure and I think it went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fine details about the program from students...not a whole lot else because I researched the program a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Amazing school. I had a tough interviewer but I was extremely impressed with the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and great experience, looking forward to starting this Fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was actually enjoyable. The staff at OSU actually wants you there and want to see you get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very easy going interview, very relaxing. Make sure to dress in layers, the 5th floor was super hot during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent school. Received admission offer in 5 days!" More from this Member | Report Response

"RELAX and prepare for the basic questions only, do not stress out too much....they are all very nice, and really just try to get to know a little bit more about you rather than the information on paper." More from this Member | Report Response

"great program and in a big city without the big city prices...oh, and a great football team!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions were not hard, but I think I screwed up. I hope I can get in..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual interview itself is variable in time for each person. But you are in a certain order, and then they do a file review." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a good experience overall. it was a little tiring because i'm not a morning person and i had to wait a while to get to the actual interview since i was one of the last ones to go. my interviewers were a little intimdating and i kind of felt they were interrogating me. my interview was also relatively short compare to other people's which was somewhat nerve wrecking. so be prepared for that if you go. other than that, the admisson staff and students were very nice, and i like the school a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. The interview was a little more intimidating that most that I've been too because it was one-on-one and open file. They didn't really as questions, it was more ''explain your involvement in...(pick an activity on my file).''" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of waiting time and currently pharm student answer the question from the interview. We briefly visited the campus, recreation center (biggest in the country). " More from this Member | Report Response

"A group of 20 of us first sat in a room where we introduced ourselves and a faculty member went over information about the program. We then sat and waited for our turn to interview. Pharm.D. students were available for us to converse with as we waited. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers asked about half questions and half "I see you're involved in..." followed by a glance up at myself, prompting me to comment on that specific activity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They are nice people and I felt very welcomed. If English is your first language, nothing you should worry about, just be yourself. I really like the school because pharmacy students will be around with other medical students, and other health related students. They have a very good pharmacy program, you should join them if you can live with cold weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was relatively stress free, and I was able to learn a lot about the program during my visit. Also, they get back to you about the admissions committee's decision VERY FAST! I interviewed on a Saturday, and they emailed me to let me know I had been accepted the following Thursday!!! :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It went very smoothly. The interviewers were both alumni and seemed interested in getting to know my personality. There were current students available to talk to in the lobbey and they all seemed to think very positively of the school. The admissions committee decides very quickly, too, which is nice; I was notified three days later that I got in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"About 20 of us came in and got our packets and then the dean talked about the program for about 30 min. He went over the curriculum and information about the school. Then as we waited to interview we went over our coursework with the admissions counselor and also were able to talk with financial aid. After you had your interview you were free to leave. There was an optional tour afterwards that I didn't do." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back. There were about 20 people that were interviewing. The group first learned about the College of Pharmacy and then we went on to our individual interviews. After the interview we reviewed our transcripts with an advisor and there were refreshments- cookies and drinks." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were about 20 other students there. After we introduced ourselves, the Assistant Dean gave us a thorough overview of Ohio State's program, which was extremely informative. Then we had interviews, and while we waited for our interview, current PharmD students were there to talk to us and answer any questions we had about the program, curriculum, living in Columbus, etc. After everyone was done with their interview, a student led us on a tour of campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was great, my interviewers were really enjoyable and very easy to get along with. It was a pleasure for me just to meet them and to hear all the great things they had to say about the school and their experiences with ohio state." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was very laid back. A small group of maybe twenty five people listened to the dean speak for around forty-five minutes before splitting up for interviews. We chatted and munched on snacks while waiting and went over our files to make sure they were complete. The interview itself was with two people, one faculty member and one practicing pharmacist in my case. They worked their questions into the conversation so it hardly seemed like an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty laid back. The dean went through all the pharmacy curriculum which was unusual, but informative. We were in the student lounge in a circle(more or less). We went around introducing ourselves(name, school, major) and started interviews by the schedule. There was NO written exercise, which took me by surprise. We just went over the missing files and we were on our way to go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When you first get there the dean comes in and tells you about the college and the curriculum, he is very informative. Then, everyone has a scheduled for their interview and while you wait for your turn you eat bagels and drink juice and do a file review and talk to current students. Honestly, do not stress out! It's so laid back. Everyone always says 'be yourself'. It's the best advice--it got me in :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was on a Saturday morning, and they had bagels and juice for us in the meeting room, and each of us briefly described ourselves. We then had a relaxed discussion of what OSU was like, the classes, and the organizations that students were in. We also met with a member of the admissions staff to make sure our file was complete and all prerequisites had been completed. Then each of us went back individually for our personal interview with a member of the staff and an OSU pharmacy graduate. The interview was very relaxed and comfortable, not too many surprise questions...they really just want to know what you are like, make sure that you are human, and if they feel you can handle their program. Their admissions committee meets in the following week and the people that interview you will give their recommendation and speak on your behalf. Then they will call or email you within a week letting you know their decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Took an hour tour of the campus with a group of people who were interviewing. Had an infomational session for an hour and got some great infomation about the program. Interviews were done one by one and I was last to go in my group. While I waited, I got to talk to first year students and got their prospective on the program. I also met with an admission's counselor to go over my application to make sure it was complete and answer any questions about financial aid, etc. The interview itself was very conversational and laid back. Mostly we discussed my current school, major, etc. and any questions I had about their program. My interviewers were so nice, I was really more stressed than I needed to be. The tour began at 12:00 and I was done by 4:00, so it was not a very long or stressful day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a positive experience because I was interviewed by only one person. So it was more like a conversational interview and it was relaxing. No tricky question, no personality wise questions. There will be one hour for informational session, three hours of interview, and one hour of tour. While waiting for your turn, there were pharmacy students there to share their experiences. Luckily I went first, so I ended up just chatting with the people and ate bread. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all it was a very positive experience. My interview started at 1p (with an optional tour at 12p - I did not go to that), and began with an admissions welcome, then a dean's address. the dean went through the entire curriculum, the school, the people, the place, etc. then, after a short break the interviews began - i was lucky enough to be 2nd so i didn't have to wait very long. while we were waiting for our turn there were plenty of pharmacy students around that you could talk to. the interview itself, though formal, was very congenial. they asked me a lot of questions about the activities i am involved in, not too many difficult things - just talking about what i love to do. after the interview, i went back to the room with all of the other interviewees and had a file review with an admissions counselor. after that i was free to go - i was out the door by about 3:45-4p." More from this Member | Report Response

"All students interviewing met as a group for an information session about curriculum. Then, we were called back one by one for interviews. The people who were not interviewing had the opportunity to talk with current PharmD students about the program, and meet with the admissions director to make sure files were complete." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it went pretty well. The only reason I gave the stress a 7 was because of the time constraints and feeling rushed during the interview itself. Otherwise it was a good day: the goals of the program were well laid out and it was nice to be there with other prospective students." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 33
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 20
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.62 29

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 13
Out of state 17

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 7
2-3 hours 10
4-6 hours 5
7+ hours 7

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 12
Automobile 15
Train or subway 0
Other 2

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 9
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 3
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

American Airlines

Port of Columbus

Columbus

CMH

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 3
Hotel 12
Home 2
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.07 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
8.07 29

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.72 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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