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  • University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
  • Psychology School
  • Pittsburgh
Individual Feedback - 2 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 0
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

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 0
30 minutes 2
35 minutes 0
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 2
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 2
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
6.50 2

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

"Describe your research interests. (I was asked this 6 different times in 6 different interviews)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

No responses

What was the most interesting question?

No responses

What was the most difficult question?

No responses

What impressed you positively?

"All of the grad students were super available and kind, and the faculty were very well-informed and enthusiastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Before my visit, I had lengthy phone ''interviews'' with several faculty & admin staff; they were all very warm and professional. Nice facilities, faculty & students were friendly, students seemed relatively happy (albeit tired & stressed). Students are fully funded for however long they're in the program. Pitt's campus is very convenient, med school & local hospitals are within a couple blocks. Pittsburgh is much nicer than I expected. Living expenses in the area are low enough that students can live off of their stipends." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students appeared simply exhausted...there is more coursework than average in their curriculum and they all seemed kind of defeated. Also, the days were extremely long and it was difficult to enjoy any social functions at the end of the day, even though they were supposed to be for "fun." " More from this Member | Report Response

"NO breaks between interviews - not even time to walk from one to the next. Barely had time to eat lunch. Formal interviews with grad students felt contrived/awkward & I didn't really get to ask them questions. The whole day felt like a cattle-call audition; tons of applicants and a very rushed schedule made me feel like I should have been wearing a number instead of a name tag. Had to share a hotel room with another applicant. (Not Pitt's fault: flight was delayed the night before and I got in so late that I only got about 5 hours of sleep)." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The program takes *at least* 6 years on campus, plus the internship. There is a lot more clinical training than I expected (more than other programs where I interviewed)." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My experience at Pitt didn't feel nearly as personal or welcoming as my pre-visit communications with faculty/staff. I was disappointed by the all-around impersonal feel. I didn't feel like I got a good feel for the program because we were so rushed all day long. But, everyone was friendly and it seems like a strong program." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 1
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 0
Out of state 2

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 0
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

Holiday Inn

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

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

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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