3 out of 10
At the school
"What do your parents do?"
"What are these Classics 390 courses on your transcript?"
"Interestingly, my interviewer made a crack at the end of the interview about how he hates it when students come in and all they can/want to talk about is bio and research. He was looking for other interests to show a well-rounded student."
"My transcript looks a little funny because of some seminar courses I've taken in the Classics department, so he asked me a lot about what I learned in those classes"
"I basically ended up giving my interviewer a history of Ancient Rome. I was sweating bullets by the end beucase I was trying to call up information from freshman year!"
"Columbia website, practice interview"
"the facilities and all the little "insider stuff" the student tour guides told us. All the students were incredibly friendly. You stick out like a sore thumb because you're wearing a suit, so everyone comes up to you to say hi."
"that the interviews are conducted at the office of the faculty interviewer. I arrive 15 minutes early to the office of admissions and the woman told me "here is the address of your interview. it's about 15 minutes away, so you'd better hurry." "
"It was very much of a conversation, but with me teaching my interviewer. I think he was looking to see if I could express myself well and explain concepts clearly."