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  • New England College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 do you know about NECO?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about optometry" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN resources, practicing questions, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that we got to practice hands-on with the slit lamps in their new clinic" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Attitude of faculty/students, location of clinic, bus breaking down multiple times while we were driving to the clinic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we got unofficially but officially "interviewed" by students at lunch! This was a bad surprise and it is very difficult to eat a messy veggie wrap while trying to stay poised and answer questions eloquently that are being fired at you by a student!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was not impressed with the interview day at NECO. My interviewed talked about himself more than I felt like I got the opportunity to talk about myself (it was MY interview after all!), and the general 'vibe' of the school was rather pretentious. Sure, it's a good school, but it's almost like NECO is trying to fit in with the big shots in Boston (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, etc.) but just isn't on the same level. I really thought I was going to love NECO until this interview day so make sure you go in to any interviews with an open mind and be open to changing your mind!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Automobile

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

No Response

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?

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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

5 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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 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?

"Get more enthusiastic student tour guides! My tour guides were drinking coffees, leaning against walls, and half-heartedly answering questions. They seemed bored!" Report Response

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