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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
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?

10 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?

2 - 1 hot, 1 cold

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"How did you come to be here?" Report Response

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

"In 5 years, what would you like to be doing with this degree?" Report Response

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

"What would you say is your greatest weakness? Followup: Do you think this will hinder you in any way during veterinary medical school? Why or why not?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would you be interested in placing pacemakers in dogs?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult.... We have a highly qualified pool of applicants this year. What unique talents and experiences would you bring to the school here?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice questions from SDN, going through all of my application materials, mock interview (1)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was extremely friendly. The students are also on the admissions committee -- I assume this is because Penn has a very cohesive community and they really want to make sure you will fit into it. I really enjoyed talking with the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That you don't have ample time to speak, on a meaningful level, with all of the current vet students (yet they are all on the adcom)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That all the interviewees would be invited to happy hour afterwards! I would have made different arrangements." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, this was a very laid-back interview.. However, it was still a very long day as you are "on your game" for about 4 hours. Just go in, be yourself, and take advantage of the wonderful people they have compiled as resources for you. Because of the cost of UPenn, I was really hoping to have a more negative outlook after visiting (I know that sound terrible, but I am looking for anything to help me make a decision)! After the interview, UPenn went from 3 or 4 on my list (low because of cost and location) to number 1. It really was a tremendous atmosphere." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Other

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?

1/4/2013

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

9 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"To provide application tracking, so students may determine if all transcripts, scores, and prerequisites are complete." Report Response

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