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  • South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Brookings
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your life path and how you ended up going to the school you chose for pre-pharm and why SDSU?" Report Response

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

"We have hundreds of other students trying to get in, why you?" Report Response

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

"Does your current school have an honor code that you have to sign saying that you won't cheat and if you see anyone else cheating you will turn them in? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Does your current school have an honor code that you have to sign saying that you won't cheat and if you see anyone else cheating you will turn them in? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you respond when you saw someone cheating?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at other schools possible questions from this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It was really low key and everyone seemed very friendly/approachable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The town was really small. However, it seemed like a good living environment." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They are going to be tearing down and rebuilding the pharmacy school starting May of 08. Therefore, the next two years will be in transition and my classes would be located at various locations. Also, I was not aware that your first two years of the program are completed in Brookings and the second two are in Sioux Falls (With the last of those two being rotations)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews all lasted 30 minutes but because mine was the last of the day, we talked a bit longer. Really relaxed, they tend to be extremely defensive of their program. (More than I thought they would be). They acted astonished that I would be applying to other schools as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2007

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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