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  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Individual Feedback 2 34 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 30
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.29 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.12 34

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 5
20 minutes 9
25 minutes 11
30 minutes 3
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 33
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 22
In a group 12

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 32
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.82 34

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

"Have you ever been in a group project? How was the result of the project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to explain a group of 11 year olds the difference between an optometrist and ophthalmologist, how you would you do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think transitioning from undergrad to Optometry school will go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you planing on taking the OAT again. what did you have trouble with on the OAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry and not ophthalmology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry and what optometric experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose Optometry over other medical fields." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to know about our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I deal with stress." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If a patient asked you how you became interested in Optometry, what would you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help a 3 children who can't see well enough to pass eye test at school if parents dont have enough money" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a podiatrist do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why optomtery" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and how you came across Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose optoetry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is glaucoma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why optometry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made me get interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How's tennis going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I look for in a school, and how would choose from the many schools I've applied to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NOVA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When and how did you decide on optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you think you can be a good optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were there any academic hardships that you encountered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you interviewing at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are your study habits and how did you study for the OAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your optometry-related jobs, shadowing, and/or internships." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you may want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why NOVA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NOVA/Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the OAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go from working as a research biologist to becoming interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences while shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you choose the schools to apply to" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first become interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Nova, what attracted you to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I got five acceptance letters tomorrow, how would I decide which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why nova?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you approach a patient or deal with a patient who chose not to take their medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of things did you do in your POPS group? (POPS is a pre-optometry group at some undergrad schools.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I study for the OAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the primary roles of opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists, and how do they work together?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever had any difficulty in your life? how you could overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you time manage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your adjustment from your undergrad to Nova will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you manage your time wisely with so many course hours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why type of setting do you see yourself working in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to study on your own or in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you field is the relationship between optometrists and ophthalmologists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your ultimate goal in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Optometry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I handle School and extracurricular activities and excel in both?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your husband feel about relocating to Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about education, residency, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all the optometry practices you shadowed, which one can you see yourself working in in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if all of them accepted you how would you choose which to go to" More from this Member | Report Response

"They also asked me specific questions about my extracurricular activities during undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your life/study habbits differ during finals week?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question referring back to your academics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you apply to OSU" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was my experience shadowing an opthalmologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Nova?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are the interactions of my optometrists and the ophthalmologists like? And what do you know goes one between them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your OAT scores (in general) and how did you study for the test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the didactic years of the school's curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you manage the courseload at optometry schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"According to the country that you have born, and the current country that you are living now, do you think that moving to Florida as the third place, is challenging?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to explain a group of 11 year olds the difference between an optometrist and ophthalmologist, how you would you do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"None that I can remember were unusual.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in your internship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of setting will you go into after graduating OD school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Nova?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the questions were pretty simple." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the most interesting case you saw while shadowing at the non profit clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient who could not afford their medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing your friends would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will be the hardest thing about making the transition from undergrad to grad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got accepted to all the schools you applied to , which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak any other languages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I am from Kansas, how I would deal with the transition and being far away from home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the difference between optometry, opthalmology, and opticianry (to establish what I already knew, and what other questions they should ask)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your interests... Why do you want to do optometry? Why do you want to go to Nova? How do you normally study for a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's an obstacle you have faced and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the OAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I chose to change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see to be the role of an optometrist in conjunction with the health care community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were unexpected. But the most interesting thing would have to be when they started to break down my essay and we went through the questions they had about my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were accepted to PCo and NSU, which school would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever been caught in a situation in which cheating was involved?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. We talked a lot about why I wanted to go to Nova and my previous optometric experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about your home state's optometric laws?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you interviewed at, and how do they compare to Nova?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were pretty equivalent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? (I hate these questions because they are open ended..lol)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...very laidback and genuine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"<other than the answers I gave> what else could you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how to help the children whos parents cant afford it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a podiatrist do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest thing about making the transition from undergrad to grad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would want to go back to Canada and practice or stay in the States" More from this Member | Report Response

"None! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above, not many questions, just a laid back conversation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were really no difficult questions. The interview is to establish your level of communication and people skills. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a declining academic trend and I was asked what the reason was for this trend. Be ready to answer it honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a student came up to you and said that they took an exam from a professor, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is glaucoma? And if you had a patient with severe glaucoma who wouldn't take his medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of my friends was asked to list one of my strengths and one of my weaknesses, what would he/she say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the reasons you applied to the schools you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I handle time management?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see to be the role of an optometrist in conjunction with the health care community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all very straightforward. But the most difficult question would have to be to explain the primary roles of opticians, optometrists, and opthalmologist. And to describe how optometrists work with opthalmologists." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NOVA? (Kept asking about moving far away from home) & How did you study for the OAT's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to PCO and NSU, which school would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN prepared me very well. I tried to answer each sample question on SDN by myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my second interview, so I was prepared to answer the basic questions. I always looked at commonly asked questions on this forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my Nova essays as well as my optomcas essay. I looked over all of the equipment I've had experience with and exactly why and how they're used (a little unnecessary but I was nervous). I chatted with one of the doctors I've shadowed about some current optometry issues and I also researched this forum to help prepare myself for the general type interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN and answering questions aloud." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did a mock interview at my school. Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions from SDN, mock interview at my university, practicing question/answer during my flight" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network and previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with my school's career advisor, reviewed list of possible questions, went over my application materials. Sleep!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with friends and read up on optometry in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"Made bulletpoints to some generic questions, read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over NOVA questions from SDN and my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, talked to career development office" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my app, looked over SDN, went over questions in my head. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, practiced questions with family and friends, mock interview at my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview at student development center, read what others have posted about their interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed SDN forum, practiced in front of a mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, and browsing Student Doctor Network for more information" More from this Member | Report Response

"Websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through studentdoc for questions. Went through basic questions of why optometry, why nova etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading the interview feedbacks, Mock Interview at the career service center." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, mock interview, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched stuff on the school's website. I also practised with my boyfriend for possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought of sample questions, reviewed information about the school, looked at this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just went over all the information Nova had sent me the past month so I was able to come up with solid questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through SDN for past questions that were used" More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interviews and roommate interviewed me" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, listed possible questions and made responses, mock interview with NSU 3rd year students, which really helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, gathered interview questions and answered them." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that the Interviewer was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The rigorous curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great curriculum, great program, top board scores, wonderful staff, students are grounded/friendly, amazing weather, professional yet relaxed atmosphere at HPD, fun all-around day! Really enjoyable lunch with Dr. B. Guy's a killer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school tour was a lot of fun, the students giving it were so nice and they introduced us to a lot of professors and other students along the way. Fran, who coordinates the whole thing was so nice and supportive the entire day. The interviewers were two faculty members who kept the interview very conversational and calmed my nerves." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is absolutely gorgeous. The campus is quite impressive. The admissions office, including the dean are extremely warm and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty is nice. The campus is beautiful. I love the multidisciplinary setting and newer equipment. Honest student and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the admissions staff, the fact that it is within the Health Professions Divisions with which they share some classes" More from this Member | Report Response

"The infrastructure that the school has for both academic and non-academic aspects of life for students. The campus itself has a very relaxing feeling and everything is very well kept." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Amazing school and super friendly staff. I also loved the shuttle buses, seemed very efficient!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was very receptive, showed genuine interest, facilities are awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice, not run down like some of the other schools. Also the staff was very friendly and there is a free campus shuttle. I also liked the multidisciplinary aspect." More from this Member | Report Response

"people were awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, amount of time that is spent in the clinic (beginning 2nd year), interactions with other health professions on campus, the amount of community service the school does during the year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities at Nova were really amazing. Everyone I met there, including students, faculty and staff, were extremely enthusiastic and accommodating. Fran and Dr. Reich were very helpful and are very nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was beautiful, very modern, new equipment, staff and students were friendly (especially fran, shes awesome!), and location was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs, clinic, and the people at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the beautiful campus! Everyone was very nice, and the optometry students were very helpful! They stayed back for a while and answered any questions we had and helped us stay calm before our interviews. The facilities were very new and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, staff, and students I met were very friendly and helpful. The school, and it's equipment, are fairly new. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is amazing, the faculty is very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were all nice and new. The faculty and students were really positive and supportive. I came into the interview very nervous and after meeting with faculty and talking with the students they made me feel a bit better about my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the entire facilities; they are amazing. I liked how the clinical buidling was only a short walk away from the school itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. The fact that some of the classes are taken with Dental of medical students is a positive thing. EVERYONE just couldnt wait to help us or give us hints on what to say or do to make our interview better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. All the faculty is extremely nice and not intimidating at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty are very nice and will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were unreal. The people were all extremely friendly-very welcoming environment. Also the fact that the optometry school is part of a larger health professions division was a plus. There will be a ton of different students to interact with." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility and the positive attitude of the entire staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff and students were really friendly, honest, and open to any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were unbelievable. All students were extremely enthusiastic and genuine to help in what ever way they could. The school of optometry is also integrated with other health professions schools i.e. dentistry, medicine etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand new and all the students were really friendly. The school is unique in that there are other health professional students around that also take classes with the optometry students." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Three time I was mistaken for coming from another state. People of high authority failed to understand I was from West Virginia, not western Virginia. Also, they try and scare you with the first year coursework, making it seem almost impossible. This interview was the worst of the four I went to. They did not ask me any questions about my file, nor did they take any time to really get to know me, or learn about my passion for optometry. Other schools spent 25-40 minutes with me, whereas at NOVA they asked about four questions, and were done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are average, tuition cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was short (not a terrible thing), but I didn't feel like I got to really know the professors well. The tour was also a little crazy b/c there were too many people and the health division building is quite busy (med students, dental, pharmacy etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The crazy 20++ unit a semester. Feel like the program is a bit lacking compare to other program i seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of attendance (calculating in the cost of apartments etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The failure rate after first year, admin staff giving "around-the-bush" answers to my difficult questions, the good cop/bad cop routine of the interviewers, the added stress level from current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmm... nothing in general. Wish the interview and tours was longer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dress code and attendance policy, although my tour guides assured me that these were not enforced. And I also noticed that there are almost twice as many classes in the curriculum as another school I am looking at. But the credit hours are about the same, so it should be doable." More from this Member | Report Response

"long and drawn out, there from 8:30 till 1:30" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of travel between the school and clinic, and possibly having to move after your second year (to decrease travel time). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The optometry program is relatively new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, everything was awesome!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is in a huge city. Great for those who like that, not great for those who prefer a slower pace." More from this Member | Report Response

"Humidity, not much to do in the surrounding area." More from this Member | Report Response

"learning about the financial debt you'll be in when you get out of optometry school. Which goes along with all schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions concerning specifics on optometric information during the interview, ie: what is glaucoma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean talked for a really long time, haha." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Humid weather, that's to be expected though. Also the cirriculum is extremely intensive-can be a good and/or bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only one thing: the humidity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interviewers were intimidating and impossible to read." More from this Member | Report Response

"NSU is changing some things for the 2007 entering students: NBEO 1 will be taken in the spring of od-3 instead of the end of od-2. The curriculum has more classes than any other school I am applying to-this can be see as good or bad. Mandatory attendance to ALL classes and labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The humidity." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to be that much stressed out before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very casual. They will not dig to find out about you so talk away!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not be so stressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it would be so I wouldn't have been so nervous the days before." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school wouldn't fit my personality that well..." More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxing and wonderful faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good cop/bad cop scenario, research on the retention rates of first year students, and current policies of Nova" More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel I prepared myself well. No big surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, SDN prepared me well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To not stress out about it so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the questions were very different from any other interview I have had. " More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That everyone would be so wonderful and the interview really wouldn't be so bad!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be sooo laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to worry as much! Also, be prepared to have a lot of questions! They want to see that you've done your research and are really interested in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known the interview was going to be so relaxed. I stressed before it for nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the day would really be. The interviews were so much later on in the day that I initally thought. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To think of a lot more legitimate questions because throughout the whole interview process you will come across many different faculty and students and by the time you get to your 2 on 1 interview you'll already have most of your questions answered. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had visited before so nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be very stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is so relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"No surprises. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"That all the health sciences programs (dental, optometry, etc.) are in one building and some have basic sciences classes together! The students kept mentioning how the different programs don't interact though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I researched everything about the school before applying." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be so humid and that the hotel shuttle takes about an hour to pick you up from wherever you are, but will drop you off anywhere by the hour." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very laid back and it was mostly conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and students are very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school, definitely going" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. A definite contender. We'll see after I attend the rest of my interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"extremely laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful, the location is my ideal. The school staff are absolutely accommodating and pleasant. The school curriculum, and overall feel just wasn't for me. Seems a bit too "hectic" for me. I wish there was a better word, because it isn't really "hectic" I just felt that the inter disciplinarian approach might not be the best for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I declined my acceptance. The interviewers assumed incorrectly that they knew more about the company I work for in another state than I did. I wasn't happy with the number of students that fail after first year and the policies that accompany it. Some people love it, I wasn't one of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked my experience with NOVA and Ft. Lauderdale." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress out! It is a very relaxed interview for the most part." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great school that I could definitley see myself at for the next four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived at approx. 9:15 and met with the admissions director. She talked with us for about 45 min. about the curriculum, mainly going over the classes we would take over the next 4 years. Then we were all interviewed. Afterwards, Dr. Wu talked about research opportunities, and then we took a tour of the clinic and part of the campus. The student ambassadors came in next and took us on another tour of the rest of the campus and we ate lunch. We were able to ask them any questions we had at this time as well. Afterwards, we met with the admissions director briefly once more to discuss financial aid, and that was the end of the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was shorter than I thought. Both the professors were very nice and kept the atmosphere as relaxed as it could be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only really got asked two questions. Make sure you say all the key points about yourself that you want to say in the first questions because they may not ask you more. Overall experience was great, absolutely fell in love with the school. Had my doubts because I read some negative things about NSU on SDN but it really seems like a great school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You start off with a financial aid session, then meet with the dean, campus tour, then individual interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview consisted of them asking me why Optometry, why Nova, and if I had any questions. VERY laid back, just have questions for them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a campus tour, financial workshop, discussion with the asistant dean, and individual interviews. The staff was very friendly and helped keep everyone calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the school is great. Just be prepared to asked questions that you usually don't find Novas website. I would recommend writing them down because during the interview I had more questions I wanted to ask, but nervousness got to me and I forgot some questions. The whole process was from 2:30pm to 7:30pm for me, which included a financial aid workshop, meeting with the dean, tour of the school, Q&A with the optometry students, and finally the 2 on 1 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really nervous becuase it was my first interview, but as the day went on it was more relaxing. Overall it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pleasant. The tour guide sealed my decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous even though the interviewers were very friendly. the questions they asked were very simple and there were no surprises. They made the interview feel more like a conversation rather than ME just answering their questions. They expected me to ask then questions as well...any question " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed and conversational. The interviews talked about their program a lot, so it was not a bunch of questions fired at me. Basically, know why you want to be an optometrist and you should be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really laid back. The faculty members are very friendly and helpful. Everyone was interviewed, we had luch with the asst. dean, we met with fin. aid, and we took a tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. Very laid back interview-basically a conversation. Not much to worry about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive, beautiful school, top-notch facilities, helpful and approachable students and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the interview. Fran and Jessie at admissions were so helpful and nice-which really does make a difference. The interview makes my decision to choose a school that much harder because I thought I was set on a school already." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxed and stress-free. Everyone made me feel comfortable and were saying that they were there for me. All the students were encouraging and helpful. Fran is very nice and helpful! The interview was with two faculty members and it was almost like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 23
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 9
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 30
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.76 34

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 3
Out of state 30

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 4
2-3 hours 4
4-6 hours 11
7+ hours 14

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 27
Automobile 6
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 6
$401-$500 7
$501+ 8

What airport did you use?

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

fort lauderdale airport

ft-lauderdale

AirTran

Ft. Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

ord

FLL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 5
Hotel 24
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Sawgrass-Plantation

Can't remember

Comfort Suites

Extended Stay America

holiday inn express

Holiday Park Hotel and Suites

Hyatt

Hyatt Bonaventure

La Quinta

Lauderdale Beachside Hotel

Marriot-Residence Inn

Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort

Ramada Inn

Ramada Inn Downtown

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western Sawgrass-Plantation

Can't remember

Comfort Suites

Extended Stay America

holiday inn express

Holiday Park Hotel and Suites

Hyatt

Hyatt Bonaventure

La Quinta

Lauderdale Beachside Hotel

Marriot-Residence Inn

Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort

Ramada Inn

Ramada Inn Downtown

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 33

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.53 34

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.41 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.94 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give more in-depth interviews, ask about work experience, extracurriculars, community service. A highly passionate student may be overlooked when only asked the most basic of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us talk with more 3rd and 2nd year students" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they did a great job in terms of friendliness and responsiveness. I do recommend the interview day being a little less hectic though. Too many student tour guides. Wanted to ask more questions but it was crazy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask student questions directly and not "around-the-bush" answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

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