The interviewer would like to know if the school that you attended was your first pick. Be prepared to discuss what attracted you to your particular University. If you had another first choice, you could also explain why that school was so highly enticing to you. Keep your answer positive and brief.
"I chose to attend University ABC because it has an unmatched reputation for its finance department. I am so thankful to have been accepted into their esteemed Finance program. I knew that a highly regarded education experience would be the best way to start my accounting career."
"I chose my post-secondary school based on its reputation for helping their students find placement after completing the administrators' certificate program. 98% of their graduates found employment within two months of graduating. This statistic was essential to me."
"I initially chose University ABC but ended up being accepted to University XYZ. It was highly competitive to get into University ABC for the business program, and unfortunately, I was not accepted. University XYZ ended up being an incredible school for me with excellent support and great friends. I graduated top of the class with a 3.86 GPA."
"University ABC is known for its incredibly digital marketing coursework. I chose the school because its technology was superior and I did not have to relocate to attend. It's wonderful having the best schools right in your city!"
"I attended post-secondary at University ABC. I chose this school because both of my parents are alumni, it is close to my home, and I liked the feel of the smaller school community."
"I did not gain acceptance into my first choice University; however, the situation ended up working in my favor in the end. University XYZ gave me the opportunity to travel abroad for an exchange semester. I may not have had this opportunity otherwise. Living in Italy for three months was a life-changing experience."
"University ABC is known to have some of the most influential alumni of any school in our state. It was important to me that I gain my education degree from a school that is highly esteemed and well recognized. My experience was incredibly positive, and I would recommend the school to anyone who asks."