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  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • West Lafayette
Individual Feedback 2 35 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 27
Negatively 1
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.38 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.37 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.37 35

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 6
25 minutes 8
30 minutes 18
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 35
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 25
In a group 10

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 27
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.17 35

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

"There is much diversity amongst us in today's society. Tell us a time where you have experienced diversity in the workplace. (It was along those lines)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think a DVM degree would do for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're a small animal clinician and someone brings you a puppy who's parvo positive. The owner can't afford treatment and wants you to euthanize it. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (it was open and closed file, depending on the interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the starting salary for DVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why they should choose me." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell us about yourself and why do you want to be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time you had a disagreement and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you displayed leadership skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What types of horses do you have? (I told them I rode and owned several horses.) What do you do in your free time/how do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After asking me how I handle stress, they asked me for a specific situation where I was under stress and how I implemented the tactics I just explained" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how much money you'll be making as a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about animals used for education (terminal surgeries etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself... How did you get to where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot of questions that were referenced on the following website: http://web.wm.edu/so/prevet/purdue-interview.html They asked 10 of the questions that were on that list. It is worth looking at! In 20 minutes, they asked me a total of 16 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 qualities that describe a good vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect your salary to be coming out of vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do I feel about ear cropping? Would I do it? Let into why they dock lamb tails and de beak chickens" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are your thoughts on animal welfare and animal rights?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of debt do you think you will be in when you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about some research you are aware of that is prevalent today. (I discussed research I did my senior project on about grain-free diets in dogs causing heart disease)" More from this Member | Report Response

""We are a very diverse campus. How will you contribute to our diversity?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How specifically would your study habits have to change when entering into vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about some intercultural/diversity experiences you have had and how they will impact your career as a vet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Narcotics are strongly regulated in the US. You're an associate vet in a multi-vet clinic and you suspect another one of the vets is smuggling narcotics because they have not been properly documenting dosages. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your study style? By yourself or in a group? What did you do when you found a certain method did not work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you heard a classmate openly talking bad about another classmate who was a homosexual (wording was different but basically bad-mouthing him because hes a homosexual)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your most exciting experience on the vet you worked for" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating repeatedly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why veterinary school, and why Purdue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about terminal surgery" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw another student cheat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when someone you knew took shortcuts. How did you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how much debt you'll have at the end of school & do you know how much is starting salary?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is founder? Do animals other than horses get founder?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your siblings. (great question, it eased me so much I cannot even measure it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the specific aspect of veterinary medicine you intend to pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experiences with cheating in your classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Purdue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my research interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What zoonoses have you had experience with? What would you do to prevent it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you saw someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why purdue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I saw my friend cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about avian flu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know about how much debt you will be in after school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is one time where you had to face a difficult situation and admit that you were wrong? How did you end up resolving the issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If an owner wanted their puppy euthanized for barking what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your long term goals as a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You make a farm call to a residence that owns about 30 goats. The herd is living in pretty deplorable conditions (small enclosure, limited shelter, no grass). The owners have lost 3-4 kids in the past week and you suspect the herd is infected with parasites. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are in a group with two team members that are not getting along, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you interests in the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If an animal is healthy but its brought to put to sleep, woul you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about using live animals as part of your education or in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much debt will you accrue as an out of state student, and how do you feel about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What brought you to Purdue to apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about horse slaughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of research are you interested in? Tell me about the research you have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you don't get into vet school? give me some example of what you would do otherwise." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about about research? (kind of broad, right?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a current issue affecting the environment, humans, and animals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it would be a good idea to exercise (as a form of stress relief)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why academia and research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep yourself from getting too intense?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were do I see myself in 10-15 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about terminal surgeries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what area you would like to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

""Say I am your client, we have known each other for 20 years. I have brought you many animals. What if I came to you saying that I have this 3 month old puppy and its chewing on everything and pooping inside and I ask you to euthanize it? What would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest issue facing veterinary medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a parvo dog brought to you, and the owners didn't have the funds to pay for treatments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to deal with an issue relating to diversity. (My interviewer was the director of Office of Diversity Initiatives, so this was probably unique to her)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were going to come over for dinner what would you cook for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on animal welfare and animal rights?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think we own animals, or are just their caretakers." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about terminal surgeries and cadaver use?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you wanted to woo the admissions committee with a dessert what you would make (i said i like to make desserts for fun)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that will make you a good veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the oil spill in the gulf affected the veterinary profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal right & welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw another student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pros and cons of opening a clinic solo?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you like movies? What movies have you seen recently? What kind of movies do you like? If your life was a movie who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to cook a dish for your interviewers, what dish would you prepare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you've indicated you study alone a lot, how do you feel you will do in our problem-based learning class where students work in groups of 6?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about the current issues affecting wildlife?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can we do to get more large animal vets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How about animal cloning? (This question led into a very lengthy discussion of human cloning.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to start your own research lab, how much will be your budget for supplies and employees and how many people can you employee under this budget? (This was asked b/c I mentioned that I am interested in going into research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most memorable experience I have had working with animals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Purdue and where else are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so how about cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen anyone cheating? What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing all of the questions were very generic." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""How do you feel about the debt that students have and the low salaries they make? Many people say that we are making a group of elitist. How do you feel about this?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time you had to improve on a relationship that didn't start off the best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were in a research project and you didn't think the animals were receiving the proper level of analgesic care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Vet school can be very demanding, overwhelming, and stressful. How do you plan on dealing with all the stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will I remember you by?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really particularly difficult, the most unusual was the cooking question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is animal rights vs animal welfare? (I was unaware before that animal rights a term related to people like PETA's views, and that the HSUS was super conservative)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw another veterinarian do something unethical, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me a strength and weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with conflict among colleagues on a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to use critical thinking skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you need a DVM if you want to go into research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about West Nile Disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, are you applying to other schools? How would you decide financially between schools? What are you looking for in a school? Do we have what you are looking for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone were to make a movie of your life, who would be most likely to play you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell an animal rights activist about the use of animals in veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my research interests? (Only because I am not 100% certain.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A LOT about cheating - it was weird, I made my position known and still asked more questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I know many people who only have a PhD participating in clinical research. Why not just pursue that? (Asked because I mentioned interest in clinical research) " More from this Member | Report Response

"See Above" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to the decision to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you? What makes you stand out above the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at this website. Did a mock interview with my animal and veterinary science department. Worked with another friend who had a different interview and talked about how we would answer questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced questions found on here and other sites" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review other peoples' questions on this site. Review my VMCAS and my personal statement. Breathe deeply, and try to be myself, relaxed and natural." More from this Member | Report Response

"reading the SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at previous interview questions and thought about possible answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my personal statement..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview questions online." More from this Member | Report Response

"looking sdn interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, http://web.wm.edu/so/prevet/purdue-interview.html, and read through informative Purdue's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at the SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN interview feedback, read over my application, researched the school's program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions SDN info, looked at and practiced answering questions they have asked in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed both my personal statement and the experiences of the vets I worked for. Additionally I followed the blogs on SDN for tidbits like interview dress and how to act accordingly at the interwiew." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN feedback, read about the school, chatted with vets I know about ethics questions, reviewed my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review personal statement, AVMA website, Purdue website, searched and answered interview questions from online. And of course...SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for ~2 hours. I looked at questions online, specifically those known to be used at Purdue. The morning of I reviewed my personal statement and VMCAS application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Apparently, the wrong way. It didn't matter how I prepared, they threw questions I hadn't seen on a forum anywhere before! (except, of course, for your normal "where do you see yourself in 6 years...in 20 years...what do you do in your spare time...tell us about yourself) " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Forum, link referenced about, read the AVMA, VMCAS application & mission statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through old questions, reviewed VMCAS, was up on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Found some questions online. They were similar." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, visited the school website and AVMA webstie. Also, I practiced previous interview questions posted online. This was very helpful because most of the questions were similar." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go over the interview questions I found online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, reviewed the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"read through my VMCAS, studied purdue's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement and VMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked up dieases in the news and made sure I was prepared to answer the typical ethics questions. I also found a list of interview questions from Purdue, Auburn and a few other schools that someone posted on the internet somewhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people and the school itself. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I really enjoyed the dinner and getting to know and talking to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Purdue "family" is real. Small Class size. Most diverse veterinary school. They have a councilor and really care about students mental health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Continued description of "family environment"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The culture of the campus. Everyone there loves the school and is proud to be a part of it. They preach it is a family, and it truly is. The entire day was full of opportunities to learn about the school and what it's like as a vet student. Even got to attend some classes - which were impressive in themselves. Like that they focus on success in business as well as success as a DVM." More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of the interview day was outstanding. They had different seminars to attend throughout the day so there wasn't much down time. The students and faculty were super friendly and welcoming and I could tell they truly love Purdue. I even got the opportunity to attend one of the 1st year ANI classes (problem based learning) and the students were very inviting and treated me like one of their own. I also thought it was great that Dean Reed was mingling with interviewees throughout the day and genuinely seemed interested in each and every applicant. The banquet they held at the end of the day was also much nicer than expected with great food and further faculty/student involvement." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview day process. They have things planned out for you to make you feel welcome, including allowing you to sit in on a couple of classes. They hold a banquet for all interviewees and their guests at the end of night for more interaction with current students and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is very nice, the facilities are very nice, and they really made the whole experience wonderful. If you have an interview here you will be impressed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the interviewers, it definitely calm me a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very friendly and welcoming, the school seems like it provides a family atmosphere and wants you to succeed. The dinner was nice and made us feel wanted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice everyone was from staff to students, the amount of activities going on, the banquet...they really wanted to attract you to the school as opposed to you begging them to let you in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic community, students receive extensive hands-on training, diversity is important." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and current improvements, the friendliness of staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall happiness of the students and the willingness of the students, admissions staff, and professors to talk to prospective students. I enjoyed the banquet and thought the questions and answer panel discussion with current students was great. I liked how they let us sit in on a class." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour,I had never seen a large animal intake facility and it was definitely an eye-opener ." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day I felt like people were trying to convince me to go there. It certainly gives you a warm fuzzy feeling to be fawned over. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wanted to interview before noon and I ending up having one of the first time slots of the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was like a conversation, not an interrogation! They were friendly and the nausea I was experiencing (from nervousness) left as soon as we started talking! I was worried about having the 3rd interviewer, an Indiana Veterinary Medical Association representative, at my interview. However, he was great and made it even more relaxed! He knew one of the vets with whom I have worked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They put me with interviewers in the field I want to practice in...I appreciated that! Even if I did poorly, it brought to light issues I should definitely be thinking about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like Purdue's friendly culture. Even though the interview was somewhat stressful, I was able to have a relaxed conversation. The interviewers were very friendly and kind. They suggested staff members that I should contact to further discuss research opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were nice, and the town is very cute and seems fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff, students, and interview panel seemed friendly, the banquet was enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people and faculty, their programs and Problem-based learning method" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and how everyone was very warm and friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their effort to recruit their applicants. It was a long day, but they really put on a show with the dinner." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students and most of the staff were very nice and welcoming. The caseload and facilities were fantastic, and I love that they let you start getting hands-on experience as a first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the faculty and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the campus and the small class size." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was so long....they did a student panel multiple times during the day so people ran out of questions and I kept hearing the same thing over and over again" More from this Member | Report Response

"The length of the day is tiring!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The teaching hospitals (small and large) were a bit outdated, but still very functional. I wouldn't say this was necessarily a negative though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather, it was raining a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital is not as new as some other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"the cold weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of parking, and 0 degree weather!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was confused on where to park and not impressed with how far away it was. Walking 15 minutes in heels at 6:45AM is not fun. The tour of the vet school could have also been more thorough." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of things to do during the day long interview process. They should have planned more for the interviewees to do all day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know the hospital pretty well, and it seemed like the tour guide was trying to say what people wanted to hear as opposed to the real strengths of the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their financial aid presentation covered subject matter that I already knew. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Awkwardness of entering and leaving the room. I wasn't quite sure how to introduce myself/shake hands/whatever. I just hadn't really thought about it in advance. Also, two of my interviewers were across the table from me and one was perpendicular to me (at the head of the table). It was harder to make eye contact and feel comfortable with the one perpendicular to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than my own nerves, nothing. Oh, and one of my interviewers kept looking at the clock...that made me squirm a little. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not knowing the interview time is nerve-wracking. I could not imagine having to wait all day for that 20 minute interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities - Esp. large animal hospital were not what I was expecting. They weren't terrible, but I was not impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day never ended. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish they gave us a interview time." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was such a long day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The large animal facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had called to see if interviews would still be continuing as planned after the area was hit by a snowstorm two days prior...and rather than listen to the voicemail, they just assumed I wasn't coming, so they took me off the interview list and had to sneak me in in-between interviews...I also didn't like that my interview was very much rapid-fire interrogation style, while other kids had laid-back interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The school would not give your interview times until the day of your interview. Everyone had to be there at 7am and then they gave you the interview schedule and told you to sit in the hall and wait. There was a campus wide tour and the vet school tour scheduled for one hour each. The rest of the time you were supposed to sit in the hall and wait. My interview was not until the late afternoon so I sat around most of the day in the hallway. The students also seemed overworked and unhappy." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Go to the entire thing. If you have an afternoon interview still go in the morning. You get to meet people and other interviewees. Bring snacks and water." More from this Member | Report Response

"The events in the morning are different than the afternoon ones so come early even if you have an afternoon interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day is VERY long... 14 hours! So I'm glad I wore flats instead of heels. I wish I would have eaten a bigger breakfast beforehand because they do have some small danishes and donut holes, but it's limited. That being said, there is a cafe in the vet school with inexpensive sandwiches and wraps so you won't starve." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the recommended attire for the banquet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing for me, just a heads-up even though you have a checkin time that may be in the afternoon look at the days itinerary! There is a lot of stuff going on for you to do and it all really helps getting to know the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was not dificult or bad, so I did not had to be under a lot of stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there were scheduled events all morning I would have liked to attend, but my checkin time was noon. I thought I wouldn't miss anything by just coming at noon." More from this Member | Report Response

"when my interview time would be before checking in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps the Admissions office could have send an introductory email with links to important and helpful information. (ie 4th year student blogs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Time of interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much free time you would have during the day. Although they have a number of activities, there was often 15-45 minutes in between--not enough to go to the car/hotel and back, but enough that I was glad I had a book." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that this is a marathon, and at any time during the day you could have an interview or a tour and they just won't let you know until 7 am the morning of. I am so lucky that I had my father come with me. He got an all day parking pass and was able to wait around til I was done with things and take me away to eat lunch or see a movie. You can't stay at the Vet school all day or it will drive you CRAZY." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though it worked out in my favor, it would have relieved a lot of stress if I knew the time of interview before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they aren't going to be mean to you! If you make it to the interview, then they already think highly of you. They were so much nicer than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"I always thought it would be pretty obvious if the interview was open file or not, and to be honest, I'm not sure it was open file. They didn't seem to know anything about me when I walked in and they certainly didn't ask me one thing off of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything they were going to ask me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview time, how much free time would be given." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview time. They don't tell you until you arrive to register. Fun times, I tell you what. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress out lot b/c the interview is not that bad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How exceedingly long the day was. Thank goodness I had a car so that I could leave campus for lunch and to explore" More from this Member | Report Response

"How bad the traffic would be in town getting back to the Union for the dinner. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That they don't listen to their voicemail very carefully...." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known I would be sitting around all day." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed environment they were straight faced but I got them to laugh. They ask a LOT of questions so be prepared. As long as you prepare it is very easy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by Purdue. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and the admissions staff were so organized. Everyone continuously talked about the "family" atmosphere at Purdue, and with such a small class size, I truly think they mean it. It seems like everyone gets along very well and is there to support each other in any way possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is great and everyone is super nice. They will try to answer every question that you have and if they don't know it they will find someone that does. All the students are very open about their experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great experience and I really hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVED IT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really enjoyed my visit to Purdue and the opportunity to meet faculty, students, and even the Dean. This visit has certainly swayed me in a positive manner where, if accepted, I'd strongly consider Purdue even over my in-state." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very positive experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school and overall was impressed with the activities they had planned for the day (such as a tour of the entire campus, a financial aid session, etc) since this was my first visit to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only stress out the day of, don't make it your entire week. You are going to be who you are and it really won't make any difference what you do for those last 7 days." More from this Member | Report Response

"Over prepare and it will be a breeze for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other questions I got: Tell us your best quality and your worst quality. What would you do if you saw someone cheating? Define the terms animal rights and animal welfare. Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't enter specific questions below because I felt like my interview was a rapid-fire interrogation. It seemed to me that so many students felt this was just a "conversation" style interview and that it wasn't "that bad." I went in there expecting a conversation and instead came out shaking and feeling like I had the competency and conversational skills of a 7 year old. I want to be a food animal/large animal veterinarian and ALL of my questions were regarding that sector and they were (in my opinion) difficult (questions about the economy, my female status as a large animal vet, prop 2, horse slaughter, business decisions farmers make etc etc etc) I did not feel well prepared for any of my questions EXCEPT "What do you do in your spare time." I totally nailed that one (at least!) The interviewers were EXTREMELY nice, but I definitely let my nerves get the best of me and couldn't form well-thought, coherent answers. I definitely did end up saying, to one question, "I honestly do not know, I hadn't thought about that." Overall, I think they wanted to see I knew what I was getting myself into..." More from this Member | Report Response

"This forum really helped me prepare for the interview and I was more comfortable as a result. At least I had a general idea of what to expect. Purdue does a great job corralling the large mass of people in an organized fashion." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school, but was not impressed by the facilities. The interview style was a little ''good cop, bad cop'' and I didn't feel a great connection with the interviewers. They were nice and not mean or anything, I just didn't get a good overall feeling for it. West Lafayette has some great places to go out to eat!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are required to show up by 7:00 am to register, regardless of your interview time. My interview was at 4:00 pm. Day ended at 9:00 pm because of the banquet. That beast was a 14 hour day. There was A LOT of time where I was doing nothing other than sitting around. Make sure you have access to a car, would by my advice. The interview itself was actually pretty enjoyable. Your answers open the door to follow-up questions, and you can get into some pretty good discussions. I sort of had a good-cop/bad-cop team, but it was still pretty fun. Just relax and tell the truth. Remember there's no right or wrong answer to most of these questions, they just want to see you have a though process. Be prepared to justify all of your answers. If you think about it like getting into a good conversation with potential colleagues instead of your interview panel, you should do fine. (Easier said than done, I know, but it's true. You got the interview because you're competitive and they want to talk to you. Don't let them intimidate you.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We only recieved our interview time when we arrived at the school at 7AM. Even though, you have to wait around for your interview, there were things you can do such as sitting one of the freshman classes, attending a presentation on finacial aid and attending problem-based learning class. The interviewers were very nice. There is banquet on the evening of the interview day. I strongly encourage you to attend that. It is very informational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a wonderful time. Everyone was pleasant. My interview time went by very quickly. I felt like I did not have enough time to tell them about myself and my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a long day - everybody had to be there at 7 for check-in because they won't tell you when your interview is prior to that day. The interview itself was pretty chill, their questions seemed very reasonable. Go to the dinner - it's a great way to met more students and faculty, as well as potential classmates. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was much more intense than other kids that I spoke to that day...lots of questions about current ethics and research topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was extremely short. It seemed as if it was over before it started. Not many questions at all. The interviewers were extremely extremely nice and laid back. They just wanted to get to know me (what do you do in your free time, etc.), not try to see how much you know about veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was nice but I thought the faculty was cold and snobby. The students were very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 31
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 29
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.03 34

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 5
Out of state 29

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 4
2-3 hours 8
4-6 hours 9
7+ hours 13

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 21
Automobile 12
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 8
$501+ 4

What airport did you use?

Indianapolis International Airport

Indianpolis International (IND)

Indiannapolis

chicago

Indianapolis, IN

IND (Indianapolis)

Indianapolis

Pittsburgh to O'hare

IND

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 2
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 24
Home 1
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Days Inn Lafayette

Fairfield Inn and Suites, Lafayette IN

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express (Right off of I-65)

Holiday Inn in Lafayette

Memorial Union

Prestige Inn

Purdue Memorial Union

Purdue Union Memorial

red roof inn

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Univeristy Plaza

University Plaza

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Days Inn

Days Inn Lafayette

Fairfield Inn and Suites, Lafayette IN

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express (Right off of I-65)

Holiday Inn in Lafayette

Memorial Union

Prestige Inn

Purdue Memorial Union

Purdue Union Memorial

red roof inn

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Univeristy Plaza

University Plaza

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.31 35

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.17 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 25

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.31 26

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.52 25

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Just contact them. they are extremely friendly and willing to help students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing everything was wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, my experience that day was outstanding and I really hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Put the entire days schedule online. I was told to checkin at noon, and saw there was stuff I would have enjoyed going to at 10am I had missed already." More from this Member | Report Response

"Notify us of interview time before hand" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a really long line to check in at 7am. It would be nice if they had more than two people checking people in" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would help to know the interview time ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I know you think you are making things easier, but students REALLY want to know when their interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Put a note regarding University Plaza's address being different than driving directions." More from this Member | Report Response

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