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Phillips Exeter Interview and Info

CourtneyisaCatCourtneyisaCat 7 replies1 threads New Member
edited December 2009 in Prep School Admissions
I'm currently applying to Exeter. I've been researching a lot and I know a good amount about the academics of the school. However, I was wondering what exactly goes on in the interview. What questions do they ask?are the interviews nice? Should I prepare answers?

In addition to the interview I also had questions on the student body at Exeter. Is everyone insanely smart and judgemental? Are there stereotypes? How is social live at boarding school? Do boys and girls get together?

If you have any information relating to campus life or interviews, please post it here.
edited December 2009
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  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 3158 replies49 threads Senior Member
    no one at exeter is really judgmental. from what i hear the ones who are (the very few) are socially outcast. they're busy all the time but not so much that hey go insane.
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  • CourtneyisaCatCourtneyisaCat 7 replies1 threads New Member
    Dorm life as well. If there are stereo types,strictest, loosest, which you consider the best
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  • urbanflopurbanflop 1667 replies15 threads Senior Member
    They ask questions like:
    What are your hobbies?
    What sports do you play?
    What is your greatest/weakest strength in your opinion?
    Why do you want to come to the school?
    What other schools are you applying?
    How do your parents feel about you applying?
    What are your grades like?
    There are many more questions they ask and also you have to fill out a questionaire before you are interviewed. When your done they interview your parents.
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  • TomTheCatTomTheCat 1598 replies61 threads Senior Member
    urbanflop, in my interview experience, questions about stuff I had put on my candidate profile (like my grades, and generally things unrelated to my personality) were omitted. They asked me questions like what my favorite book was - they tried to get to know me as a person and not as an applicant, per se. Interviews aren't grillings.
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  • urbanflopurbanflop 1667 replies15 threads Senior Member
    Well that's what they asked me in my interview even after I did the candidate profile. The interviewer didn't really ask me those questions directly but took it off the questionaire I submitted before the interview and we talked about these things.
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  • CourtneyisaCatCourtneyisaCat 7 replies1 threads New Member
    So any info on dorm or student life?
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  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 3158 replies49 threads Senior Member
    dorms have all 4 grades and houses have new uppers and seniors....
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  • CourtneyisaCatCourtneyisaCat 7 replies1 threads New Member
    Houses? What r those?
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  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 3158 replies49 threads Senior Member
    like dorms, but they're actual houses. like on the street those things people live in. with the rooms and the floors and the heoygentoeygen. ( <- simpsons quote lol)
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  • DEtromboneDEtrombone 290 replies24 threads Member
    wait y do the new uppers and seniors get the houses..?
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  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 3158 replies49 threads Senior Member
    as far as I know yes. you come in as a new upper or senior and stay for however long 1 or 2 years
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  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 3158 replies49 threads Senior Member
    o i looked at your post again and to answer you: i don't really know. maybe b/c its so they're not thrown into a dorm where everyones already tight and there arent enough rooms
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  • PEAteacherPEAteacher 311 replies3 threads Member
    New uppers and seniors need not be placed in houses. Some will, while others will be placed in brick dorms (big dorms). The only really distinctive feature of houses is that they never house preps (and rarely house lowers).
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  • DiveAliveDiveAlive 1714 replies20 threads Senior Member
    @ OP:

    everyone i know that went to exeter were really smart, but they weren't all academics, a lot of them were ranked in sports or were great writers too, etc.

    & if you meant couples by "boys and girls get together", exeter has something called EP (evening prayer) which is like their version of dating. you get matched up with someone and spend an evening with them or something.. haha, apparently it's really fun =)
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  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 3158 replies49 threads Senior Member
    ^^from what I hear. just speculation.
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  • DiveAliveDiveAlive 1714 replies20 threads Senior Member
    pertaining to what kind of questions they ask.. i remember that last year someone got asked "if you were a fruit, which kind of fruit would you be?" ... i don't think that it was exeter but that question would really throw me off
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  • CourtneyisaCatCourtneyisaCat 7 replies1 threads New Member
    Evening prayer as dating? As in church prayer? Haha odd. What about dorms?
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  • ballerinaxballerinax 13 replies2 threads New Member
    Well, at my exeter interview, he asked me when I took the SSAT and he also asked me my score and my grades at school too. Otherwise, it's a very normal interview like your hobbies and passions, although at Exeter they also asked me what I thought my strongest and weakest points as a person was.
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  • almost therealmost there 1357 replies60 threads Senior Member
    Actually the not all the houses are new uppers and seniors. Browning house this year is pretty much all new lowers.
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  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 3158 replies49 threads Senior Member
    i repeat: what i've heard
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