Common College Interview Questions

Below is a list of general interview questions U.S. News has compiled based on input from admissions officials and college counselors.

  • How will attending this institution help you reach your academic or career goals?
  • What do you think are the benefits of an education from this school?
  • Without telling me your GPA, what do your transcripts say about you as a student?
  • Does your academic history reflect the type of student you hope to be at this school?
  • If you could change one thing about your past education in high school or college, what would it be and why?
  • What do you think is the most important thing to consider when deciding where to attend college?
  • What kind of school are you looking for?
  • What are you hoping to get out of your college experience?
  • What are your academic interests or potential areas of study?
  • What activities are you hoping to be involved in, either continuing from high school or trying new?

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