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  • Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Kingsville
Individual Feedback 2 35 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 29
Negatively 4
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.09 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 35

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 34
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 27
In a group 5

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 1
Closed file 27

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.76 34

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

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

"What would you do if you didn't get into pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you would study on the day to day bases" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy has a rigorous program with a high course load. How prepared are you to handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a clinical pharmacist do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a choice to be an animal, then what would you want to be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe 4 qualities that every pharmacist should have" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If there is one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take a moment to talk about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about TAMHSC at kingsville" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like most and least about working in a pharmacy? Then they grilled me on my answers for like 15 minutes" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the qualities you possess that will enable you to become a great pharmacist? Please explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Kingsville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had all the money in the world at your disposal,how would you use it to benefit the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ILR COP? Would you be willing to relocate here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"So, tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself & how did you become interested in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself. How do you adapt to change, and give an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a full schedule and something unexpected comes up, how do you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you faced adversity and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one news story pharmacy related that interets you" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you adapt to the move to Kingsville?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your pet-peeve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not other health professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two of you strengths/Name two of you weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you knew someone in your class was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out someone you knew, like your roommate, was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is one thing you would change about retail pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite subject" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When you are a pharmacist, how will you convince a patient who cannot afford his medication to take it anyway?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our school is located in the middle of nowhere. Tell us how you came about finding us." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in the ER as a doctor, and you happen to know one of the patient's employers, what should you tell the employer about the patient's visit?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you made a mistake on a prescription and the patient discovered at home,and came back very angry,how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any Pharmacy experience? If so tell us about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness and how are you planned to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me where you are from and would you move here" More from this Member | Report Response

"See previous reviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like and dislike about pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the Pharmacist's role in a patient's healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a pharmacist? What role do you think pharmacists play in the health field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why: pharmacy, this school, should we pick you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any one particular field of Pharmacy that you definitely know isn't for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you prefer to work individually or in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a time you worked in a group and how that turned out" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe onetime you went above and beyond for a customer" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your strengths and your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked your boss and fellow employees what your greatest weekness is what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you most about the A&M curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you handle pressure? Please explain and give us an example." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what's your role in a team" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic wand what would you use it to do in the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you most a pharmacists job? What do you like the least about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"See previous reviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest mistake and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your mentor(s)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular classes that you could apply to pharmacy have you taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the role of a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who do you want to be on the cover of Time Magazine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which historical figure would you like to have a conversation with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most embarassing moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The most interesting part was watching the three interviewers interrupt one another and talk over each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be an animal then what would you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't choose pharmacy, what would you be doing with your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do on your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time you had a bad customer, what did you do in that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in your undergrad that fascinated you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your name mean" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you want to live after pharmacy school" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. How well do you handle change? 2. What will you do if you are not accepted into pharmacy school this year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the two most important attributes that a pharmacist possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on diversity and have you taken any classes on it at your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you studied our curriculum,if so what did you think?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drew you to Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were taken directly from their website. All one needs to do is prepare with mock interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very typical standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"if a drug addict wanted needles want would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the deciding factor if you were accepted to all of the schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like to be remembered? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most challenging obstacle and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were accepted to this school as well as your other (top choice) school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were very typical." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you encountered difficulties in a class and how you overcome that problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into pharmacy school, where do you see yourself in 10yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you adjust to the small town life in Kingsville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working at a hospital and 2 rx orders came in at the same time - one for a trustee with the flu and one for a medicaid patient with meningitis - which one would you fill first and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your best and worse experience in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two of you weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would handle the move down here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like least about working in a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a mistake in filling a prescription occurs, and the patient is quite aware of it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kingsville is a small town, how do you plan to adjust coming from a big city" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"1. If you are accepted to every school that you have applied (and we are assuming you have applied to several), what will be the determining factor for the school you choose? (I bombed this question because it was obvious A&M was not my first choice) 2. What interests you about the southern region of Texas? (I also bombed this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"By examining and studying our school, what do you like most about our cirriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of person would you NOT like to work with?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most common disease in Southern Texas? " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all easy if you were prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be willing to relocate and work in South Texas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Rangel School of pharmacy offers tips on how to prepare for the interview. If you prepare correctly there shouldn't be a difficult question. Most of the questions asked were straight from the list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like your intro psychology class? (i wasn't sure the reason behind this question and was a bit thrown off)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you suspect a patient is a drug abuser, what would you do? Seems simple, but they pushed for details." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview and research" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at the website and went over questions. This wasn't my first interview so I had a little experience going in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, the questions provided by the college's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the pre-questions and just practiced" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock Interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and reviewed school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"student-doctor, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN & Texas A&M site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pharmacy School's Website, and exit interview feedback from Office of Professional School Advising" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviewing with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at the questions they provided on the website and at the survey responses here, and practiced how I would answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and the A&M website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN - and consequently I was completely unprepared. They did not ask me a single question from their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, mock interviews with my boyfriend and the mirror :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and the questions on their web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a list of questions on the website, so I wasnt really caught off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Answer all of the questions on their website in advance. Conduct as many mock interviews as possible to help you prepare. Ensure that you look "good" (do wear a suit) for the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The TAMUK website and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview question from the TAMUK website. Mock interviews. http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/students/interview.shtml" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview with myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the questions on the website, had mock interviews with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wrote out my answers to the interview questions, and I had a mock interview with my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared a list of positive attributes, list of work/ school experiences, read interview tips on the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with questions from the school's website. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The thing that impressed me positively is how friendly the staff members are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their dedication to the community of Kingsville was awesome and heartwarming. Kingsville is mostly a rural area that seems to not have that much money. What this program does to improve the living environment and promote awareness in this community really attracted me to this program. The faculty/staff were also very nice, the pharmacy building and surrounding university were also very nice, and this program looks like it's heading in a good direction. (they kept bragging about how they were a top 50 pharmacy school after graduating only three classes) There was also no essay section, they pulled that from your pharmcas essay and PCAT essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The professionalism, and how relaxed everyone made it seem, I stopped worrying about 5 minutes in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was beautiful and the staff was friendly and welcoming. The dean was hilarious, and the admissions office was more than willing to help during and after the application process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is beautiful, staff is extremely friendly and helpful, met some wonderful people" More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy going the professors are." More from this Member | Report Response

"admission staffs and interviewers were friendly and sincere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their campus was beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, students, and facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is very nice and the faculty was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and Dr. Robertson" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxing -- I felt comfortable and was extremely relieved after it was over. I worked myself up way more than necessary. They also had current students perform a Q&A at the end of the session, very informational." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, its beautiful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendlyness of my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"How high-tech and new the campus is. I also like that the students are expected to dress professionally every day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school prepares you for the NAPLEX by requiring students to take an end-of-the-year exam. The campus is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and faculty were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, how friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students made everyone feel welcome.Plus there is a free shuttle to and from airport and campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Campus was really clean, the undergrads and grad students seemed very friendly. Javelina Station for Pharmacy students is a really nice dorm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The astoundingly beautiful facility and the friendliness of the personnel." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is incredible. Everything is new and very hi-tech. The professors whom I spoke to were nice and caring. They really wanted to know about you and your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is new so it looked really good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, small town, " More from this Member | Report Response

"new state of the art building, friendly tour guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are outstanding. Also, the entire staff was truly sincere about making us feel as comfortable as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was extremely nice and laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new facilities, appeared to have the latest technology. Relatively cheap housing costs. Brand new housing is really nice, and relatively cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful new building. Enthusiastic staff. Small town traffic. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The think that impressed me negatively is being disconnect with the school because there was no tour to see if this is a good campus for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"At first the area, but I realized that this program is so involved in helping and improving life in Kingsville and South Texas, so this actually became a positive. There was a time where we had to sit through a 15-20 minute powerpoint with no speaker. I thought that was strange..." More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like most have already mentioned, Kingsville doesn't exactly seem like the most exciting place to spend the next four years. However, I come from a small town similar to Kingsville, and when free time is available, you find creative means for entertainment and get to know your peers better in the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything but the building, but especially the written portion of the interview. Shouldn't PharmD applicants be literate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"location, weather - too humid!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where campus is located." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students acted like all they do is study, even if there was a break to do something else" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location! I understand that it's in south Texas for a reason, but why Kingsville instead of Corpus Christi or another major southern city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like my essay. =\" More from this Member | Report Response

"The rest of the town" More from this Member | Report Response

"not enough time in interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were jerks. They did not ask me a single question about my accomplishments, and they didn't crack a smile during the entire interview. Also, the campus location sucks." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is located in the middle of nowhere. At night, the lights are pretty dimmed which is not only hard to drive but see.. pretty scary! The school focuses on giving a lot of presentations." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really isn't much to do in Kingsville." More from this Member | Report Response

"location...huge culture shock if you're from the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students have nothing to do outside school.They said they go to the bars and BBQ sometimes.Only have one small mall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had more time during the interview to talk. 30 minutes insnt really enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've seen more active cities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is like a ghost town. There's nothing around except for a 20mins drive to corpus christi." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were intense. I was hit with one question after another." More from this Member | Report Response

"the city overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"From the time I arrived, interviewed, wrote out the essay, and tour the campus, 3 three hours had passed. It would have been nice if they had offered bottle water or something." More from this Member | Report Response

"i don't like the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolute lack of cultural life. The nearest place to the school I would consider visiting is in Corpus Christi. Area surrounding the University was NOT attractive. It seemed that they were showcasing their new technology more than any other aspect of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No question-answer period. I had too many questions left unanswered." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew the schedule for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being yourself really helps during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax and take the opportunity to get to know your fellow applicants, staff, and current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the population of Kingsville is under 26,000 (1/2 the size of the university I graduated from)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be interviewed with fellow classmates from my university. Could have made the trip MUCH cheaper." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can only prepare so much, then you need to calm down and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers are not only looking at how much of a fit you are for pharmacy school, they are also looking at how much of a fit the school is for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would write an essay right after going through the 30 minute interview. I was thinking about my interview the majority of the time instead of concentrating on writing the essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy going it was going to be so I would not have been so stressed before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are expected to write each interviewer a thank-you email. Remember their names! I didn't know jack about A&M's specific curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cirriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really,but I wish i knew a current student to take me on tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dont wash your car before goin there, it will get covered in dust blown from mexico. The weather is hot, but nowhere as bad as Houston humidity. The city is basically a truck stop." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview accounts for a third of one's overall "score." This is really nice, especially when one's gpa and PCATs aren't the best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked almost all the questions from the interview website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"to smile more and be prepared for an informal interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, there were no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I did my interview, there was no essay, and just be you when you interview. Know about the research you are working on or the organization you are a part of. They will ask question about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is an awesome program. I love everything about it. The interview process was relaxed and well-organized. The faculty/staff and students were nice and helpful. The facilities looked nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The best interview so far!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This one-one interview was one of my favorites. I had great interviewers, and it honestly seemed more like a casual conversation which really helped calm my nerves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having three people interview one applicant for thirty minutes will yield unsatisfactory results both all parties involved. It is cramped, uncomfortable, and more stressful than the interviews of pharmacy schools that are ranked in the top fifteen. The faculty running the day's activities mentioned at least ten times that the college is "accredited." After the fifth time this became embarrassing to listen to." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked that the interview process was very brief. We were led into a room that they call "the fishbowl" and after a 10 minute introduction, they divided us into two groups of five. The first group interviewed while the second group went to write their critical thinking essays. The interview was exactly 30 minutes (there is someone timing you outside the door) and it goes by FAST!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like this school except the location. If I am accepted, definitely I will go." More from this Member | Report Response

"As many others have stated, the interview was very laid back and the staff were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Best response time and professional manner I've experienced from an admissions team thus far." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers are really nice and easy going. The whole atmosphere in the interview room was relaxed, it felt more like I was in a conversation with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very modern and the staff is top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was accepted to both UT and UH, and FINALLY got in to A&M after being put on the wait list. The interview went horribly - I don't think A&M got to know me at all based on the application or the interview. Waste of my time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself. Study their cirriculum and know what you like about it. Also, drive to the school the night before your interview because it was pretty hard to find. Have your ID with you and do not leave it in the car or at the hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the interview questions that they asked were already posted on their website. The questions I included were ones that are not on their website, so hopefully that helps. When you first get there you're put in a room with the rest of the interviewees. The group is split into two, half for the writing portion and half for the interviews. Then they switch the groups and give a tour. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no chance to tour,because they had classes,but i liked the fact that they had all classes in one building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility for the Pharmacy School is really new. The P1 and P2 students are more than happy to give you tips for the interview if you visit the school ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very organized. Mrs. Gonzales (i think thats her name) goes over what you have to do and what they are looking for in a pharmacist before entering the room. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3 pharmacists who interviewed me made the process tough. I wished I was a little bit more prepared. I got a lot of ethical questions. I didn't get the feeling that they wanted to know me personally. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous feedback from other posters are an accurate representation of the interview experience at this school. I really liked the area. I know a lot of the previous people who posted info stated they didn't like that. I grew up in a small town, so this is a perfect location for me. The cultural life in the area is there, if you'll just look for it. The Mexican food in the area is excellent! I had a large glass of ice tea, two enchilada's, a taco, and a queso chalupa, served with rice and refried beans and a huge bowl of fresh made guacamole for only $8.00! The guacamole was only $.50!!!! Back home, that guacamole would've cost $3.00 to $4.00 and the whole meal would've been between $15 and $20. After the interview I drove around Kingsville and saw where the King Ranch was located. Now that's a big %$#*ing ranch! For the rest of the weekend, I was a tourist in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. Mustang Island State Park was pretty cool too. There will be lots of stuff to see and do in Corpus and Port "A" when not studying - especially if you like beach type activities - swimming, fishing, volleyball, etc... I had a good time!There's also a pretty cool WWII aircraft carrier (The USS Lexington) you can check out in Corpus as well as the Texas State Acquarium." More from this Member | Report Response

"I first took an essay exercise with 8 other applicants and answered a critical thinking question (what was the most important news story you saw in the last month, why was it important?) in 20 minutes. Then I interviewed with three faculty members. They were pretty informal and asked a variety of questions, including the ones on the website, and seemed very interested in what I had to say. This school is very nice and offers a lot, but my experience in Kingsville was unpleasant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Once you first arrive you check in and you sit in a room with other applicants, which is about 10 people. Then you split into groups. Half the group goes to write the essay and the other half is escorted individually to their interview rooms. The tour was given after that. The tour gave us an opportunity to ask any lingering questions we had about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back. I felt they were really interested in me and getting to know me. It wasn't just a quick question and answer situation. It was actually a very open and enjoyable conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't that bad. I was nervous at first, as there were three interviewers, but they were pretty good at easing the tension. One interviewer got on my nerves; he kept interrupting me and rephrasing the questions. The other two were decent." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is a total of 2 hours consisting of a short orientation, 30 minute interview, 20 minute essay, and tour. My interviewers were extremely friendly and made me feel comfortable. There are 6 possible essay questions, you pick a number for which one you get. My question was very simple. It did not apply specifically to pharmacy and was not an ethical type question. They just want to see if you can write. Everyone was very enthusiastic and you could see they were excited for us to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 10
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 2
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 14
Neutral 4
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.97 33

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 32
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 6
4-6 hours 16
7+ hours 8

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 28
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 9
$101-$200 14
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Continental Express

Corpus Christi

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 23
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
3.29 35

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.23 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 24

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"One suggestion for the admissions office is giving the students a tour of the campus and the school of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reduce the number of interviewers to two rather than three" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clarify some things like minimum GPA (pre-reqs, cumulative?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the face to face interview would be more effective if 40-45 minutes were given instead of 30." More from this Member | Report Response

"Change the application so that the application can express their full accomplishments" More from this Member | Report Response

"None.They were warm and friendly.Seemed really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

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