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20 College Interview Questions with Best Answers

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20 College Interview Questions with Best Answers.

College Interview Questions… Whether you are just beginning college or transferring to another college there would be an interview set up to access you. While most college interview questions vary, many of those questions are reoccurring and would nearly always be asked. Since they would be asked it is important that you grasp and have an idea of what those questions would be.

20 College Interview Questions

20 College Interview Questions with Best Answers

Here are the 20 college interview questions with best answers

1. Tell me something about yourself?

When answering this question, give information which are relevant such as your full names, your ethnicity, your address and what schools you studied in previously. There’s no need stating irrelevant information such as the number of pets you have and their names and what kind of house you reside in. This kind of information is totally irrelevant to the interview.

2. What about you is really unique?

State what you think makes you special. For example, when asked, you could answer with “What makes me special is my ability to stay rational regardless of what is happening around and properly analyze the situation before reacting.”

3. Why did you choose our college and not another one?

There are many reasons for this as the interviewer seeks to find out what you find passionate about the school and it’s a way of giving feedbacks.

“Your college has the best dramatic society in the state which has come out tops in drama competitions and as a person who seeks to major in theatre arts, this college is the perfect play for me to hone my skills and develop my potentials as an actor/actress.”

4. What do you think you can contribute to this school?

This is one of the best times during the interview to let your imagination roam. For example, if you are a science student, you could state what you hope to contribute to the school.

“In my previous schools, I was always part of the quiz team and I hope to going the regional and national science fair and competitions to represent the school and bring glory to it. Last year the school came second and I hope to join to help it take it one step better to win the competition.”

5. If you had to pick three books to read for a year outside your academic work, which would they be?

“I’ve always found science fiction interesting and books to help toughen me mentally so three of the books I would pick if those were my only option would be:

  • Nalini Singh – “ Slave to Sensation”
  • Dan Brown – “ Deception Point”
  • Robert Greene – “ The Art of Seduction”

6. What has been your proudest achievement so far?

“I enrolled for a science quiz competition in high school to represent my school at the state level along with senior students who were two classes ahead of me and those from the other competing schools too. When the results were announced, I came second and beat even those two classes ahead of me in other schools to clinch the second prize. It has given me real confidence.”

You could give answers in that line, just make sure you don’t lie and your claims might be verified and you might to back them up.

7. Which person has had the greatest influence in your life?

My Uncle, Uncle Johnson. Ever since I lost my parents as a child he has taken me as his own son and has been very present and a possible influence in my life. He’s the reason I started programming at a young age.”

8. How would your friends and family describe you?

“They would say I never say never and never let a refusal get to me and always try to be better.”

9. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

“Like I stated before, my strength is my ability to stay rational and analytical at all times.

What I think is my real weakness is my tendency to be a control freak. As the eldest of three siblings, I always have to look out for all of us and it means I get too serious sometimes as I have to be the most matured one.

With time I am beginning to accept that as my siblings are growing, they can take care of themselves and I should let them make a few mistakes of their own as long as the mistakes do not hurt them.”

10. How do you define “success?”

“Success is any situation or thing, in my opinion, in which you think your efforts and energy and time which were invested into an activity have an output which measures up to the energy invested into it.

If I put in five things into doing something and I get six things back, for me it is successful.”

11. What is the most important thing you’ve learned in high school?

“I’ve learned that I have my life to live and I don’t have to follow the crowd to do something if I am not convinced I should be doing it.”

12. Why are you interested in our college?

“I am interested in developing my potentials as an engineer by taking advantage of the many workshops, seminars and technology classes offered in the college.”

13. Why do you want to major in ————- ?

Let’s say computer science.

“My uncle Johnson made me love programming so I want to major in computer science.”

14. How do you react when you disagree with your teacher?

I once had to disagree with my teacher because he fixed a school activity for the weekend just days before and during the weekends I help out at home and run errands so we disagreed. Eventually, he suggested I could prepare my part of the project the Friday before and spend on one hour with the class on Saturday then go back home. We came to a compromise.

15. What do you do in your spare time?

“I play around with softwares on my laptop and try my hands with graphics designing.”

16. What do you hope to achieve during the duration of studentship in this school?

“I hope to become a better programmer and establish myself as a main competitor in science in my category.”

17. What do you expect to be doing ten years from now?  

“I expect to have gotten a degree in computer science and certifications in computer networking and mobile and web app development. I expect to work in a large IT firm and also freelance as a programmer for others.”

18. What’s your opinion on the child marriage debate? (Controversial topics and Current affairs)

Keep in mind that any controversial topic could be asked. Make sure you attempt them and be articulate. You could even endear yourself to the interviewer if the question and answers turns to a discussion. You don’t have to be perfect with your answers. Just be opinionated.

19. Do you play sport and if yes, which?

I play table tennis and I intend to sign up for the team once I get on campus.

20. What do you want to get out of your college experience?

I expect to be a more rounded person and be equipped with the skills to deal with the challenges of the wider world.

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