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  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • North Grafton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"It was more of an open conversation than formal interview: they talked about themselves and then asked me to tell them about the path that took me here interjecting with follow up questions and statements about the school and how the program fits with my interests." Report Response

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

"Your friends are around a table at a bar. What are three words they use to describe you?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about mice used in your research (I said that I was ethically ok with it because we were working towards treating diseases, but that I still felt uncomfortable and that there are some procedures that even though I am ethically ok with them I emotionally would not want to do myself--they said it was a good answer and that it's good for researchers to be a bit uncomfortable with this)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What questions do you have for us?--I asked them what they would tell me that I haven't heard from admissions or already told them that would make me want to come to Tufts." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would your friends say is the worst quality about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so friendly! Ridiculously so." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The way their anatomy lab works. Groups of four dissect animals but their space isn't big enough for everyone to go to every class. So, you're supposed to only go to half of the classes and meet with your labmates to get info from the other half--so you aren't actually there for all (only half) of the hands-on learning. Also some classrooms they said were too small for the class." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The program ended at 2:30pm. There was a train to Boston at 2:18 and the next one wasn't until 5pm. They are fine with you leaving a bit early to catch the train but I did not know that. As such I sat around in the library for a while. Luckily for me I found a student willing to take me to places not on the tour and talk to me about the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

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?

Dec 16, 2011

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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