When I went to my alumni interview, I had no idea what to expect. As a current interviewer who also knows many other interviewers, here’s a sampling of questions that you might get asked.
Let’s start with the more generic questions that you’d probably expect.
- What are you interested in studying at Princeton?
- What activities did you participate in and why?
- How does coming to Princeton help you achieve your goals?
- What clubs would you participate in at Princeton?
There are also some curveballs which we think tell us a lot about your personality.
- What’s your favorite book and why?
- If you were rejected from Princeton, what would you do?
- What are you most afraid of about attending college?
- What’s the most interesting thing you did in high school?
- If you were already admitted into Princeton, what would you be doing with your time now?
- What’s your opinion of the area you grew up in?
Last, you’ll be asked:
- Do you have any questions for me?
Don’t neglect this last point! (See: interviewing red flags). I’ll be updating this list as I hear more from interviewers.