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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

Two

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

No Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the Amish perspective toward animal welfare. (I'm from a community surrounded by Amish)" Report Response

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

"What would you tell animal welfare advocates if they saw a heifer covered in manure out in the field? (stupid question)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about puppy mills." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you got accepted to Penn, would you come here? How do you feel about the two separate campuses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application, looked at dvm360.com for current events, and researched the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are brilliant and so passionate. I loved them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The faculty who interviewed me seemed to be arrogant. The city is not nice either. I didn't feel safe." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One interviewer was "hot" (open file) and one was "cold" (closed file). Also, the students take notes on you as they lead you through the tour and entertain you while you wait for your interview. These students then play a big part in your admissions decision. Be nice to them, ask them questions, and be sure they know you're interested." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The questions were very politically-oriented. Also, my interviewer feigned ignorance on some topics just to see how I would explain them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

La Guardia (then took a train down)

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

January 6, 2012

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

No Response

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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