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  • Drexel University College of Arts & Sciences (Clinical Psychology)
  • Psychology School
  • Philadelphia
Individual Feedback 1 11 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 5
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
6.64 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.70 10

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 3
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 5

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 10
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 10
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 6
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
4.10 10

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read articles, wrote out answers to questions I thought I might get asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed information on program and professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"read every paper PI had published in my field of interest" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over bios, publications of the people I would be interviewing with." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The involvement of the students in the interview process -- I was interviewed by two groups of two students as well as two faculty members." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research and clinical opportunities, minimal requirements to receive funding, non-competitiveness between students." More from this Member | Report Response

"all students seemed to have gone to great undergrads and had lots of experience, students seemed happy, lab was really active" More from this Member | Report Response

"students really engaged and active, seemed to get along with each other, most people graduate in 5 years, in downtown philly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed genuinely happy. Philly is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The graduate students seemed genuinely happy and seemed to have the most satisfying work-life balance I had seen at a PhD Clinical program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very happy, content with the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"It has a reasonable faculty and a empirically-driven orientation. I love Philly, and the program is (mostly) located at the Hahnemann campus right in Center City" More from this Member | Report Response

"My POI was very nice and receptive." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Drexel is a very urban campus and things are spread out. It doesn't have a campus "feel.'" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two campuses, very urban, cost of living, number of people interviewed per slot (had a "cattle call" feel)." More from this Member | Report Response

"two campuses, also there were lots of us interviewing for one spot" More from this Member | Report Response

"two campuses, what a pain. the building itself didn't seem too nice, but i guess that's normal for urban campuses" More from this Member | Report Response

"They really need to narrow down their applicants. I was informed that the school selected around 70+ people to interview for 8 or fewer spots. My track specifically (neuropsychology) was interviewing 30 people for 2-3 spots. It's very disheartening to spend so much effort and money and then get to the school and find out that the chances of being selected are so small. Also, one of my interviewers hardly interviewed me...and preempted the conversation by saying that all the applicants looked alike to him, and that selections were pretty much random. That wasn't really what I wanted to hear after I'd worked so hard to get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was one of 13 people interviewing for one position. Those odds were extremely discouraging and it is not cheap to fly out of state for an interview with less than 8% chance of getting in." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers seemed somewhat aggressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The stipends are terrible (or perhaps non-existent). they weren't sure how much funding they could offer at the time of the interview. The facilities were only so-so-- they didn't have a lot of lab space available. i think this is a program ''on the rise'', but I don't think they're there yet" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and stipend were very poor. The school doesn't seem to have much money." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current grad students were not very social during the social they held for applicants. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student social hour the night before was pretty excruciating. Half the students I spoke with were condescending and acted like they didn't want to be talking to me. I'm a friendly, social person, and I was blown away by the lack of enthusiasm and respect. Also, on interview day, we didn't even get to take a tour because of a city-wide funeral procession. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I ended up feeling less than excited about the environment and the other students, but excited about the research and advising opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 7
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 7
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.57 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 8

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 3
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 5
Automobile 1
Train or subway 2
Other 1

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia International

PHL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 5
Friends or family 2
Hotel 1
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Omni

Would you recommend the hotel?

Omni

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 10

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.09 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
8.91 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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