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  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Manhattan
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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?

3

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)?

"What are some common characteristics that you saw in the vets you have worked with that made them good vets." Report Response

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

"What have you done to give back to the community?" Report Response

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

"They asked me to elaborate on an experience that I had written about in my personal statement. The case was several years old and I did not remember it very well. I ended up giving a vague answer that could have been way better had I reviewed the case beforehand." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing in particular stands out as being too unusual or unexpected." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The first question--why do you want to be a vet? I had prepared endlessly for that question and when I could not remember some of the points I wanted to hit I kind of froze up. I found that the questions I had not prepared for flowed a lot better. For my next interview I am not going to spend hours trying to memorize bullet points." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked at old questions on SND and wrote down practice answers in bullet form. I ran through the answers with my mom and girlfriend to practice saying them out loud. I definitely recommend practicing old questions with someone who knows you well. They thought of a lot of examples of stuff I had done that were good to illustrate particular points that I had not thought of." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were really nice. The waiting area before the interview was a great place to meet current students and ask questions. It was also nice because it gave family and friends a place to wait during the interview. The interviewers were also really nice for the most part. They were definitely trying their best to make me as comfortable as possible. The interview had a conversational, "get to know you" kind of feel." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers, the local vet, was kind of dull and did not really seem like she wanted to be there. The two professors were obviously familiar with my file and they asked me questions that were tailored toward my experiences. The local vet asked only a couple of stock questions that she could have asked anyone." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"After the interview at Kansas they take into account your entire file and your interview when they rank the applicants. This hurt me because I have a weak GPA. I am on the alternate list at the moment, but I felt like my interview went well. I don't know the formula that they use, but this all leads me to believe that the interview is not a huge part of the final evaluation. If you have strong numbers--you're in luck (as always)! Your interview is probably not going to make or break their decision. If your numbers are weaker do your best, but judging by my experience grades still play a big part in the evaluation post-interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Kansas City

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Parkwood inn and suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/8/12

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 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?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 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?

"I interviewed the day after the pizza party, but I felt sorry for the people who interviewed the first day before the party. The "party" was more of an information session, and it gave me a lot of good information about the school that I was able to use in my interview. If I had interviewed before the pizza part I definitely would have felt as though I was at a disadvantage." Report Response

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