College Interview Common Questions

What questions will they ask at the college interview?

If you think about how you would answer the following questions, you will have a solid basis from which to respond to most questions at the interview.

  1. Why do you want to go to this college?
  2. What do you expect to gain from college?
  3. What do you plan to major in and why?
  4. Why are you a good match for this college, course?
  5. How did you decide what courses you want to take?
  6. What do you want to do after you graduate?
  7. What do you see as the good life for you twenty years from now?
  8. What were your favorite high school classes?
  9. What were your least favorite classes?
  10. What would your teachers say are your best and worst strengths?
  11. Who was your favorite teacher?
  12. What would you change about high school?
  13. Who is your role model/greatest influence?
  14. What do you read?
  15. What are your hobbies?
  16. Tell me about your extra curricular activities.
  17. What did you do last summer?
  18. What is your biggest achievement?
  19. Tell me about an obstacle that you overcame.
  20. What would your friends say about you?
  21. What do you like to do best/least?
  22. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  23. Tell me about yourself.
  24. What would you change about the world?
  25. What would you do if you didn’t go to college?
  26. What do you think about (current event over the last week)?
  27. If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?

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