YES! Not all universities require or even offer interviews, however, if they are offered, even if they are optional, interview!
Interviews give universities the opportunity to put a face and personality to an application, and it gives students the opportunity to share anything that they may not have been on the application. If you put in time prepping for it, it’s a win-win situation.
Most interviews have to be scheduled by late November or December so it’s important to look into those deadlines.
If location is an issue and you cannot go in for an interview at the university, you’ll have the option of interviewing with an alumnus in your area or conduct an interview via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom. Options vary per university.
With COVID-19, most interviews are now virtual.