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Questions to Expect During Admissions Interviews

Information adapted from Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College.

Though most interviewers will let you take the initiative, don't be surprised if you find yourself on the receiving end of one of these time-honored zingers:

What books have you read lately?
Why do you want to enroll here?
What are your most important activities and why are they valuable?
What would you add to life at this college?
What other colleges are you considering?


Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College has guidelines on how to answer these questions and additional interview tips.