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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"Why not go to a school that tracks? (I talked a lot about my specific interest)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into veterinary medicine?" Report Response

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

"They asked about my non-animal related employment." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All of the questions were fair and straightforward, but the most difficult was probably "how do you deal with euthanasia? Are you prepared to enter a part of the profession where you will need to deal with death?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, talked to a current Tufts vet student, read interview feedback on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of everyone! Also the curriculum and the NUMEROUS opportunities for the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location, lack of on campus housing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"JUST RELAX!! Technically I knew this ahead of time since everyone on SDN says it, but obviously it's much easier said than done. I was very nervous while I waited to go into my interview, but once I sat down the nerves were gone. Tufts tries to match you with interviewers who share your interests, which helps immensely. Just take a breath, be yourself, and you will do great!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Tufts has so much to offer. While I'm not crazy about the location, the staff (admissions, professors, etc.) seem PHENOMENAL. They seem genuinely dedicated to students and their success. There are so many opportunities for students to take advantage of. The program is one-of-a-kind, which I feel is more important than the location." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

Providence, RI

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/5/2013

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?

3 out of 10

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

3 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?

"None -- they are extremely friendly and easy to work with!" Report Response

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