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  • Illinois College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me a little about yourself...go back to when you were in high school. How did you decide optometry? " Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to and why did you pick ICO?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think your family will cope with you not living at home and going to school near home? How does your family feel about your career decision?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They all were pretty easy. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over many of the questions provided in this site's interview feedback. I also read over the schools information packet that they sent me and reviewed the FAQ section on the website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students that I encountered all seemed happy about their decision. The amount of clinical exposure that they get during their 4 yr experience at ICO is amazing. The clinic is extremely busy with diverse patients. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cafeteria was not the ideal place that I'd like to eat every day. The area around the school is under development so there aren't any places to eat or shop. The campus only offers very limited apartments and are only for upper classmen. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That staying in the RC with no transportation was not such a good idea considering how far the campus seems to be from food and shopping areas. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived a day prior to the interview and stayed in the RC. My host was a 1st year student who was extremely and friendly and whom I had already a relationship with prior to my visit through e-mails. My overall interview experience was pretty good. The gentleman named Anthony at the front desk of the school really eased my nervousness because he prepped us for our day and what to expect. The staff was extremely nice. I was interviewed by one of the admissions staff members and it was very easy going. The interview is conducted like a conversation and the staff is really knowledgable of you and your records. Prior to your interview, you do a file overview and a financial aid overview. After the interview two 2nd year students gave us a tour of the campus and we were able to have lunch with them. We were also joined at lunch by a first year student." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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