College Interview Questions

Unsure of where to begin your preparation for a college interview?  Here are a few questions they might ask that you should be prepared to answer.

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why do you want to attend this university/college?
  • What can I tell you about this college?
  • What are you thinking about majoring in?
  • Why do you want to major in that?
  • Who has influenced you as a role model in your life?
  • What can you contribute to our campus and community?
  • What do you do for fun in your free time?
  • Tell me about a challenge that you overcame.
  • Tell me about a problem that you solved.
  • What do you see yourself doing in 5 years from now?
  • What do you see yourself doing in 10 years from now?
  • Does your high school record accurately reflect your abilities and effort?
  • If you could do one thing in high school differently what would it be?
  • What is a good book that you would recommend?
  • What is a good movie that you would recommend?
  • What did you do this summer?
  • Why do you want to go to college?
  • How do you define success?
  • What is your biggest weakness?
  • What three adjectives best describe you?
  • What makes you different and unique?
  • Tell me about your community service.

There are a lot of questions that ask what.  However, also be sure that you are able to explain why and possibly give definitions.  These definitions are not from the dictionary but what a word or situation means to you. Also, think about some people who influence you and some memories that have impacted your life and decisions. They want to know how challenges have shaped you into the person you are today and also how you handle certain situations.  In addition to describing situations be able to describe yourself. Be clear and precise. Try to think of three words that describe you.  It is hard to do because many of us want to be modest, however it is a test of uniqueness.  It is easier to come up with answers if you think about them ahead of time to prepare.


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