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Do all Ivy League applicants get interviewed?

Hey guys, I'm curious if Ivy League schools conduct interviews with all their applicants or just a select few. What can I expect during the process, and do the interviews play a significant role in admissions decisions? Thanks for any information!

9 months ago

Hey there! Your question about Ivy League interviews is pretty common. To answer your first question, not all Ivy League applicants get interviewed. The availability of interviews largely depends on the number of volunteer alumni interviewers in a given area and the number of applicants from that area.

During the interview process, you can generally expect a conversation where the interviewer tries to get to know you better, understands your interests, and sometimes asks questions to dive deeper on why you chose your particular path. It's a great opportunity to showcase your personality and highlight aspects of your application that might not be evident on paper.

As for the role of interviews in admissions decisions, they usually have a modest impact. While a strong interview experience can enhance your application, a not-so-great one generally doesn't harm your chances significantly. Still, it's essential to be prepared and always put your best foot forward! Best of luck!

9 months ago

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