Questions to expect at your college interview



So, you have a college interview coming up … congratulations!

This in-person or online meeting with a representative of the school you’re considering is a great opportunity to showcase you: the person behind the application. And the best way for you to shine during your interview is by being honest, confident, and prepared. Read more about preparing for a college interview.

In general, interview questions fall into three main categories: Who are you? Where are you going? Why this college/university? Be ready to respond to these questions by looking over the typically asked interview questions below:

1. Who are you?

• What three adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
• What are your strengths and weaknesses?
• What people are most important to you? Who helped shape you into the person that you are today? Tell us about your family.
• What interests you? What are your passions?
• What have you liked and disliked about your high school? What classes have you most enjoyed?
• What extracurricular activities have you found most satisfying?
• What TV shows do you watch? What do you like to read?

2. Where are you going?
• What are your goals? What are your dreams?
• What do you envision for your life beyond college?
• What will you study in college? What will you major in?
• How do you see yourself developing over the next 10 years?
• In what areas to you need to grow? How will you challenge yourself?
• What do you want to get out of your college experience?
• What aspects of high school do you want to replicate in college?

3. Why [ ] College/University?
• What is it about your goals, interests, talents, and/or personal style that made you consider this school?
• What do you know about this college/university that signifies it would be a good match for you?
• How will this college/university help you reach your goals?
• What other schools are you considering and why?

Additional Resources
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