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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"How do you feel about research?" Report Response

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

"Why mixed animal medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Penn?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you want to do to change the world?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about something that happened in California three years ago." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over ethical questions with my dad." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of the interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That the students had a say in our admissions decision. Ridiculous. Vet school admissions should not be a popularity contest." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you have to schmooze with the students." 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?

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?

< $100

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?

1/4/13

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

9 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?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Don't let students have a say in who gets into veterinary school. It is, quite frankly, ridiculous that our PEERS can influence one of the most important decisions in our lives. Years of hard work should not be circumvented by a popularity contest." Report Response

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