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  • Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Miss. State
Individual Feedback 2 32 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 25
Negatively 3
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.63 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.28 32

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 23
35 minutes 8
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 30
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 11
In a group 21

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 29
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.03 32

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why are you a good fit for MSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest issues in vet med today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you able to work in a group? give examples of different times" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You expressed interest in you application in doing an abroad volunteer program, have you done any volunteer work before? This question didn't really do me any good because I was unable to do volunteer work in college, but I am still very interested in pursuing it in veterinary school. I told her that I was unable to because of working full time and not having the funds to travel, but that its always something I wanted to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to take charge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell us about your research background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about food animal, even though I specifically told them I had no experience and didn't really know much about the field." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time you were stressed and what are your stress relief outlets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing once you graduate from veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some ethical issues a veterinarian may face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of the food animal veterinarian compared to the companion animal veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the most interesting surgeries that you have been able to see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You GPA was initially quite high and has slowly declined. Why did this happen, and how are you going to fix this in vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have taken hard course loads with lots of semesters over 18 hours. How do you manage to take that many hours and still do well?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name four characteristics a veterinarian should have. What do you do to relax? How do you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research. Also, why MSU and why out of state in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define holistic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about cats and heartworm prevention?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell use about your experience as an artificial insemination technician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were tailored to my application. They asked me about specific experiences I had" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all based on my experiences and were used to really get to know me as an applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from working in a lab doing research that can carry over and apply to private practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mississippi State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working for the USDA and a rancher you were inspecting said that he was using a new antibiotic, and you knew that cattle on this antibiotic needed to be held back from slaughter, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen a person with distemper? (haha very funny! NO! humans don't get distemper)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a zoonotic disease? Can you name a few? If you became unmotivated to continue practicing and continue learning after about 10-12 years in veterinary medicine (as often happens, according to this interviewer), how would you address this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An elderly client comes into your practice . Her pet has a treatable condition but she says she doesn't have the money to pay. The patient is her only companion and you can see that she cares deeply for her pet. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a coggins test?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"How do you plan to pay for your education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you had to make a difficult choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to distress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a current veterinary hot topic/issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a conflict you had and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What zoonotic diseases have you seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What things do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class? Discuss ____ class, why did you get the grade you did and how did you overcome that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When working in groups, are you more of a leader, a follower, or a mix of both?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you would like to add that we didn't talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite class? (I think what I said was not what they were expecting, so then they asked what was the most DIFFICULT class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your involvement in Athletics, how do you find time to do everything and keep your grade high?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay such a large amount for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You were involved in _____, please tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to process piglets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you had to inspire people. There were a lot of questions about my application where they wanted me to elaborate and tell them what I learned from the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"We kind of drifted into the importance of public health and how it is important even in private practice. Then I was asked what disease could be transferred to kids through their bare feet (I didn't know and they said that's okay -- but it's hookworms btw!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define the word, stellar. How would you define a "stellar" candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a client came in and their cat tested + for FIV or FELV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you volunteered at a no-kill shelter, do you feel that there is really such thing as a “no-kill” shelter? What about the animals that you had to turn way? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to you feel about the recent ban on horse slaughter in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a sitatuation in which a client asked for an antibiotic, for future use?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research. Why did you decide to leave research and pursue a DVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you were entrepreneurial. Describe a time when you were innovative. Describe a time when you did something that you felt was the right thing to do but everyone else was against you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some common dieases found in this area?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What was your most challenging class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You put drama club on your application, how can that be translated to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have done research. Tell me about what you did and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mississippi State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be able to handle the heavy work-load and high stress associated with veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the student debt situation/economy issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When working in groups, how do you handle conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you went above and beyond what was asked of you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class and how did you adapt?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with any new and upcoming veterinary news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has your experience with sheep and the lack of veterinarians that deal with these animals taught you? Has it inspired you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some fields a veterinarian can go into? What branch of the military to veterinarians work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, this kinda drifted from something I said on my own, but they asked me about if confidentiality is important in vet med." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"A dog is put in a kennel and a leash left around his neck. The dog strangles itself to death what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were in a situation where you had a conflict with someone" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge you will face in veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep up on current events in Vet Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your dream job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Multiple questions about ''what if...'' mostly to do with your responsibilities to the community. Ex: Fluffy has a broken leg and fluffy's mom owes you 200 dollars already...what would you do? Then upon answering they asked other question in relation... Basically, to see if they could sway my answer. (Do not change your answer! Back up what you believe!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. Tell us about your current position. If you had a problem with a coworker or boss, how would you address it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some zoonotic diseases (I had written a general statement about zoonotic diseases in my supplemental essay). What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do feel about ear cropping and tail docking?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think COVID-19 has influenced the field of veterinary medicine, and do you think COVID-19 will have long term effects on the field of vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot about my job as a pharmacy technician, probably 10 or so questions total, and they were interested lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"My life goals as a veterinarian" More from this Member | Report Response

"AVMA pushes the teaching of cultural diversity in regards to views on animals. Why would that be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They led up to asking me about horse slaughter in a roundabout way. Not a direct question, I had to supply the answer and what I knew about it. Luckily I had been reading about that very topic during my solitary pre interview lunch at a restaurant with free wifi." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some qualities you think a great veterinarian should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked about a community service project I participated in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in a nutshell." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to get involved in any clubs/organizations if you attend here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience have you had that made you sure you wanted to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you resolved a conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the bans on specific species or breeds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time in the past year that you have had to make a difficult decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be? Where is the" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my musical theater background and my French-speaking skills, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can a farmer feel love for his cow even though he is sending it to the slaughter house?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you respond to people who say food-animal agriculture is cruel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you think a veterinarian should play in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I was the general manager of a hotel so this question was in regards to that.) Tell us about your most upset customer, and what you did to resolve the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked mostly questions that were specific to my applicaton. The questions were taylored to me specifically... about previous job experiences, etc. ex: What have I learned from serving (?) I know! and will that help me in the vet field." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a veterinarian, how would you address injured wildlife patients that did not have clients to pay for their treatments? (Question tailored towards me b/c I work at an avian/exotic practice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you would place an IV catheter." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your idea of professionalism regarding veterinary medicine? (the way it was asked was weird and I don't think I answered what she wanted me to)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Things I had not thought about like what I would go into for a specialty if I decided." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only question that caught me somewhat off guard was this one that went a bit like this; Veterinary applicants tend to stress that they are animal people, but often they underestimate how much of a role human interactions have in medicine. What do you think is the role of humans in veterinary medicine? I don't think they asked about clients specifically, but this is how I took the question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your veterinary experience may be limited compared to some of our other applicants. What do you think of that and do you feel it hinders your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discribe a goal you made for yourself and discuss how you went about achieving that goal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has happened recently that might negatively effect the economic state of equine medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about ______. The question came from my application, but it was from a short experience I had many years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a human doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be a leader?...A follower?...How do you decide which one you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare animal rights vs. animal welfare." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the negative occurrences in your life and how have you overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A veterinarian is often an army of one...why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to be a follower. (i'm usually a leader)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the vet's oath and talked about it, and what "stood out" to me. Good question, I stumbled over that one a bit though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read "veterinarian's oath" and analyze it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you had an issue with a coworker?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the greatest threat to the cattle industry? (this was hard because I could not narrow it down to one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since the ban of slaughtering down cattle, there has been a dilemma facing large animal practitioners and farmers. How would you, as a vet, suggest to a farmer to move cows that are lame, to a slaughter house, without them getting down?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your mentors provided you with a list of potential interview questions. Do you think this is ethically ok, and if so, what is the difference between that and if a fellow vet student gave you a list of questions to one of my exams?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were pretty straight forward. I was asked about avian diseases and if I could name any... At the time my brain wasn't functioning the way I would've hoped (nerves). They told me that it was OK and moved to the next question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are a veterinarian's moral obligations to his/her local community?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed questions on SDN, listened to various podcasts, attended the webinar that addressed how the interview process would go, and complied a list of potential questions. I brought this list to work with me to have my coworkers quiz me randomly on the questions. I also asked the veterinarians I work under for their input on some questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing application, SDN, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous advice from other vets, looking up common vet school questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I printed out a large list of most popular questions that are asked at veterinary interviews and I practiced answering them. I also discussed some of the questions with my coworkers at my animal hospital as well as with my doctor. Hearing their perspective helped me come up with more unique responses and be able to speak naturally/without stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, personal statement, and DVM360" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my application and peruse SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over questions from SDN and tried to review my admissions essay. To be honest, I didn't actually feel that prepared when I was in the interview because I thought they would be asking me mostly about my application but I got a lot of different questions instead (i.e. do you know how much debt a vet student incurs, what qualities do great veterinarians have, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, SDN, DVM 360" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to a vet student and vets" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my application, my personal statement, a paper I had written involving my interests, read a book related to my interests, read over common diseases and current veterinary news on the internet, and I looked over past questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application and personal statement, reviewed questions on SDN, but mostly just relaxed! It is not supposed to be a hard interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ask friends, review VMCAS, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Met with a counselor at Clemson University and had mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AVMA website, read through application, and reviewed school materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interview feedback for pretty much all the schools, and researched the questions I didn't know about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having 2 interviews already helped a lot. Reading interview feedback... reading about the school... reading over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed VMCAS application, as well as other supplemental applications. Also practiced answering questions with various people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did a mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the questions that were provided by my mentor. Almost all of the questions are directly from your file, so be sure that you are confident with what you wrote on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my VMCAS and used the practice questions the school provides. I also did a mock interview at my undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Personal Statement Review and mentor" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed interview questions on SDN, reviewed the list of questions given to me by my mentor, reviewed my application and looked at current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed current events, my applications, SDN, and emailed with a current student." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, questions sent by mentor, questions found on internet, read and reread my PS and applicaiton." More from this Member | Report Response

"The second year student had compiled a list of questions to help the interviewees out. I used that and various web sites. I also reviewed my VMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over school's website, reviewed my application, discussed potential questions with coworkers, friends and family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed questions that others have been asked.." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked up dieases in the news. I made sure I knew my application and was prepared to answer questions based on my experiences. For example, I had some horse experience so I made sure I knew what a coggins test tested for and some basics about the diease. I was asked that question in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Fantastic process! Even though interviews were online, it felt as though I was in the room with the interviewers. I loved the virtual tour the day before as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day and pizza party. It wasn't like we were being herded around like other places, you could tell they wanted us there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The type of program they have and everyone is so nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very organized. Everyone had their list of questions to ask me that were very personalized to my application. They even went over the time of the interview answering my questions and talking with me more." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back feeling of the interview. It was like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The professor on my interview panel. He was so exuberant and interested and got me excited about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the students were with their fellow classmates. They all seemed like a big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the info session, tour, and pizza party w/ current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and responsive the admissions and faculty were. They also gave us candies after our interviews for Valentines day. The mentorship program was great and the pizza party and orientation were very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Each student gets their own desks. Cost of living is low." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really helpful. They gave me more information on some programs that may interest me if I got into the school. Missy was really helpful, and I loved the fact that we had mentors." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was. Also, I really liked the orientation session and pizza party, both were super-informative. We were told all about the cirriculum, tuition and fees, dress code, everything. I liked how the cirriculum was set up. I liked the rural location, but I can certainly see how it would not be for everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"The growing caseload even in a difficult economy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and interested in my responses and questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hospitality" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! I loved this school. I had already toured the school before I applied, so I was sure this is where I wanted to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love how friendly everyone at the school is. I like how you start surgeries in your 2nd year. I like how you get your own desk/cubicle in the anatomy lab. Love how you get 16 weeks to go study at another school or work for credit. They try not to make you take too many credits at once, so you aren't overloaded." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just overall friendliness. At some points during the interview, I even felt like they were recruiting me as well, not just me recruiting them, so it made me feel special haha." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is incredibly friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the area, the people, & the cost of living up there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee at MSU is unlike any other veterinary school. They go out of their way to accommodate each applicant and they make you feel extremely welcome. I was impressed with the fact that everyone was provided with a mentor, this was very helpful. I also like the fact that MSU student start surgery during 2nd year and that each student gets their own personal area in the anatomy lab. The orientations was also very informative, it helped you to learn more about the school so there were not any “surprises” later on." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very low stress. The aim of MSU is for everyone to have a good experience. They make a point of making a positive impression on you; everyone is polite, friendly and very open to questions. The faculty seems to be very easy to approach." More from this Member | Report Response

"Starting surgeries 2nd year. The people are friendly and welcoming. The facilities are nice. 2 + 2 Curriculum. Externship and rotation possibilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! the school was great, everyone was very friendly and informative. I really like MSU's 2 year classroom/2 year clinical curriculum. My mentor was amazing- answered all my questions, was there before and after my interview, and even showed me around Starkville!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was so friendly and positive. They really tried to help you out with anything that you needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxing environment. They go out of their way. The holding room before the interview had aroma therapy candles and calming water fountains." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff seem very helpful and encouraging. Barbara Coates (Student Affairs Coordinator) was AMAZING. She was more than willing to go above and beyond what was asked of her." More from this Member | Report Response

"The program seems very well structured, the faculty is extremely supportive, and the students were very pleasant. It seems as though the class is one big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their Southern hospitality. Each candidate is assigned a mentor, who is a current student who volunteered their time . You meet with your mentor the day before your interview at an optional pizza party. All current students seemed to like the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school. The faculty was very welcoming. The students seemed very happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, it was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"As far as the interview, the interviewers did not really have a set of questions prepared which was weird to me. There was a point where they were all looking at each other waiting to see who was going to ask the next question and they were thinking of questions on the spot saying "Uhhhmmm" before they would ask which threw me off a little bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour. Our tour guide was not great, and we were taken around after hours so all we really saw was a lab, some dark and locked rooms, and a lot of maroon hallways." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience with the admissions staff. I had to send a barrage of emails to actually get information about my interview, and my mentor never even contacted me so I could ask them questions before the interview process. Also had to wait around the school until my interview time (info session ended at 11:30, my interview wasn't until 2)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The inability to contact admissions staff. Also, all the lights were off in the hospital as we toured it. You think they could turn the lights on for visiting students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We couldn't see very much on the tour, that the interviewer would grill me about 1 grade for about 3 different questions," More from this Member | Report Response

"A speaker I was really interested in hearing speak did not show up to the orientation before the interview, but no one knew that was going to happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a bit scared of the dress code." More from this Member | Report Response

"Avoided actually giving numbers for large animal caseload and instead just said "growing"." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had orientation that morning, and it was not until then that I knew my interview time. My interview time was the last of the day. I had a hotel from the night before, but checkout time was at 11. I had to find things to do for the 5 hours until my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was foreign, with a thick accent, that was quite difficult to understand, especially given that I was nervous already." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they had some exotics" More from this Member | Report Response

"My tour wasn't very long or informative which was disappointing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the school's technology seems a bit behind the current times" More from this Member | Report Response

"Light clinical case load (but that is to be expected in a small town). I was very unimpressed with the tour, it was not informative at all. The student basically showed us some doors and said "This is small animal, this is large animal". That was it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, except Starkville is a maze!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was kind of concerned that you work in groups of four in anatomy, instead of 2. Also, you don't get your own whole horse to dissect. There are only a couple of specimens and four limbs that are distributed for the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the dress code. I understand the reasoning behind it, and could definitely get used to it, but learning about it made me feel like I was back in high school again." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dress code that students have to abide by. The case load isn't nearly as high as other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Except a garage that charged me an exhorbitant amount for a car batery, that I had to have to make my interview on time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Starkville is REALLY small." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. Starkville isn't really good or bad, just kind of there. In the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Starkville is very small and old." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I believed other students when they said the interview was not stressful. I had fun in my interview and was surprised how quickly the time went by!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask if they can record you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the hotel I booked was completely sketch-tastic. It was outdoor entry (not advertised!) and random people were pushing shopping carts around the parking lot and the second floor walkways at all hours. I did not feel safe there on my own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good: wish I had known how friendly everyone would be. Bad: wish I had known my interview time beforehand. Had to book an extra night at the hotel because I didn't know if I'd be done early afternoon or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I shouldnt have been as nervous as I was: the interviewers were extremely friendly and thew in a few jokes" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had studied the smaller things I had mentioned in my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe that we would not know our interview time until the day of - I put off renting a car because I was under the impression they would give us an interview time a week or so before, but do NOT hold of renting a car or getting a hotel room, because they WILL run out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have looked over more current events before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really felt fully informed, and I don't know of anything that if I had known ahead of time it would have made a difference." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd been there before so I knew the basics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress code. Not like "don't wear tank tops" dress code, but it's a professional dress code, as in slacks, dress shirts and nice shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a dress code" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would not be any food/drinks available unless you went to the cafeteria in the building." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy and relaxing it all would be. I seriously stressed myself before getting there, much more than needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is orientation in the morning, and then you have quite a few hours before your interview (depending on your time). My parents dropped me off thinking the whole day was planned, and I ended up sitting around for hours waiting for my interview time." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This cycle has been amazing! The school has made exceptional efforts to communicate with applicants despite the pandemic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of diversity at least on my interview day, low stress interview and it goes by fast." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be confident. Bring water and a notebook/pen to write notes. Bring several questions. Ask about scholarships, opportunities, anything you can think of! it shows you are invested." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tours should be led by faculty during a time when applicants can actually get a real look at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"This really is not a bad school, but communication needs to be better and the information session needs some working on. The financial aid part of the session lasted about 2 minutes and I feel that needs way more time because it's a very important part of going to veterinary school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The vet school was pretty neat. Although it seemed a little lacking in technology, caseloads, and resources/experiences in relation to other schools I have interviewed at. I've heard mixed things about their curriculum as well. Overall, while the interview and application process was positive, I don't think MSU is the best school for me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"They interview a lot of people, over 300." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were based on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not very stressful, and the interviewers were very friendly and interested in what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressive school, staff, faculty, everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful school. It was so much better than I ever though. I think the learning environment is the least stressful you can get for a veterinary school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers really helped my impression with the school. And the town isn't -that- small!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seem really nice and clean, but the latest technology in the classroom/lab is lacking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Starkville is a cute town, I grew up in a rural town so I enjoyed the atmosphere but it may be a slight culture shock to some. The school is beaming with genuine southern hospitality. I felt comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process. They treat you like a real person rather that just an application fee! Out of all the schools that I have visited MSU is by far the most courteous to their applicants. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really want to go here. I love the curriculum and believe that it would train me to be the best vet that I could be. In other words, their curriculum fits my learning style." More from this Member | Report Response

"Starkville is very small, but I thought the school was impressive enough to make up for it. Also, I would recommend not staying at the America's Best Value Inn. It was the cheapest place I could find and very close to the vet school, but the shower water was lukewarm at best, and I was kept up half the night by people yelling outside and driving around the parking lot revving their engines (maybe that was just the one night, but it sucked the night before my interview when I was trying to get a good night's sleep!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very conversational. Low stress and they really just want to get to know you. You have about 5 min at the end of the interview to ask questions, so make sure that you have some questions prepared that you want to ask. They mainly ask you about your experience/academics/ect that you put down on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Missy Hadaway has a memory like a steel trap, and seems to always have a smile and ready to help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview was very relaxed and I felt confident going in. MSU works very hard to make sure each of it's applicants have everything they will need to be fully prepared to have a successful experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"On the whole, the school, the students, the faculty, and the program are amazing. I do not enjoy the isolation of the town, but I would be willing to live there for four years because I believe the quality of the program is so high. I agree with what we were told, ''Mississippi State CVM is vet school's best kept secret.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews at MSU are really geared to get to know you as a person and are not at all stressful. Before your interview, your picture is taken. When all the interviews are being reviewed later on, they will have that picture to help the interviewers remember your better. The interview itself was in a small room with the 3 interviewers sitting with me around a small table.I was asked to give consent to have the interview tape recorded. They set a timer for 30 minutes. The interviwers introduced themselves. They asked me questions and then gave me a chance to ask them questions. The timer went off when 10 minutes were left and then at 5 minutes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school but I didn't like Starkville." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 29
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 23
Neutral 6
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.22 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 30

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 0
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 12
7+ hours 15

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 14
Automobile 15
Train or subway 0
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 2
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 4
$501+ 9

What airport did you use?

New Orleans

BHM Airport

golden triangle

Jackson, MS

Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Jackson-Evers International (JAN)

Birmingham, AL

BHA

bhm

MEM

GTR

JAN

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 28
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

America's Best Value Inn

Best Western

Comfort Suites

Comfort Suites

Comfort suites

Comfort Suites

Days Inn

Days Inn Starkville, on hwy 12

Days Inn Suites

Hamptom Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Microtel Inn

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

America's Best Value Inn

Best Western

Comfort Suites

Comfort Suites

Comfort suites

Comfort Suites

Days Inn

Days Inn Starkville, on hwy 12

Days Inn Suites

Hamptom Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Microtel Inn

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.58 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.56 32

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.47 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.54 28

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.04 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing, everything was very well organized and prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd really like to see more accepted applicant stats released after the cycle is over. The stats on the website seem to be the same ones from previous years. How many applied, how many interviewed, got seats, etc. A really cool thing to do would be the class profiles that OSU and Michigan do! Other than that admissions was very speedy in responses of all kinds and very accommodating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Respond to emails in a more timely manner. I had to email twice to make sure my RSVP for the interview was in, and then it took more than a month for me to get the actual information about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"M. Hadaway always told us to contact her if we had any questions regarding the process. I tried contacting her on two different occasions. I sent her 2 emails, and left 2 voicemails. She never responded to me. Also, she never informed me of my interview time, so I had to waste money on a hotel, car rental, and missing another day at work so I could stay an extra night (when I could have flown out that day if she had actually returned my correspondence)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing, the admissions office was extremely friendly and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like to see mentors assigned a little bit earlier in the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"None! Everything was really great. The orientation session was extremely helpful. Student mentors were honest and friendly. Admissions staff has been amazing. Keep up the good work, I felt very excited to be interviewed for Mississippi State." More from this Member | Report Response

"THANK YOU!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't change a thing about the admissions office, they are GREAT!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Missy is incredibly funny and motherly. I love that you get a mentor before coming to the school for" More from this Member | Report Response

"Food for in AM and PM (there were no snacks) and soda/candy was only available after the interview," More from this Member | Report Response

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