Interview Questions

Some graduate interview questions commonly used, take a look and be prepared to answer these and similar questions.

Academic background and education

  • Which courses do you think have been most difficult for you?
  • What satisfaction have you had from your studies and why?
  • Have you been a leader in your school?
  • What course has been most challenging for you?
  • Describe your school and teachers
  • What is the average of students at your school? Where do you fit in?
  • What is your favourite teacher like?
  • How did you spend your last summer?
  • If you could change one thing about your high school, what would it be?

Extracurricular activities

  • What is your favourite extracurricular activity?
  • Did you participate in any extracurricular activity last summer?
  • What do you think is the most significant contribution you’ve made to your school or community?
  • What activities do you enjoy most outside the daily routine of school?
  • Describe some of your hobbies
  • How do you spend your time after school?


  • What do you want to major in?
  • Why have you selected this field?
  • Why do you want to go to our school?
  • How can you contribute to this school?
  • Is there any outside circumstance that interfered with your academic performance? Tell me about it.
  • What other colleges would you like to go?
  • Have you ever thought of not going to college? What would you do?
  • How do you see yourself eight years from now?

About you

  • What are your strongest and weakest points?
  • Tell me about your family.
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • If you could have lunch with one special person (dead or alive) who would it be? What would be your first question?
  • Who are your heroes and why?
  • How would you spend $1 million in 24 hours?
In the end, the interviewer will ask you: what can you contribute to this interview? Or Do you have any questions? Prepare questions that matter to you, they will give the interviewer some insight into your character and priorities.

Some interesting questions you can ask are:

  • How do you treat AP scores?
  • Is there a limit on the number of AP credits you will give?
  • How do you match roommates?
  • What new offerings are there in my major?
  • How does student advisement work?
  • What is your system for course selection?
  • Do you have any advice for me?

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