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  • Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Pullman
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"What does academic rigor mean to you?" Report Response

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

"Are you aware of the costs of veterinary school? How are you planning on paying for these costs?" Report Response

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

"Where in your veterinary school class do you think you would be ranked?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was talking about how physics was a struggle for me because naturally my brain does not think that way and they asked me if, to be a vet, people need to have a 'biology brain'." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us of a time you were in the wrong and had to admit your mistake." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, other interviews...but to be honest the best advice I received was from a WSU vet student right before I went into my interview: Just be yourself! I feel like the interviewers were truly just looking for passionate and genuine applicants." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They staff and students were so unbelievably friendly! Everyone was very down to earth and they students seem very happy. I am not a competitive person and so I really appreciate the school's mindset that it is about collaboration and learning verses 'beating out your classmates for a grade. Also, they have amazing facilities such as the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health and the grizzly bear research facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish the school was closer to Seattle" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All classes at WSU vet school are pass/fail. They had a student rank system but have to ask the school in order to find out your rank...I love the lack of competitiveness!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is by far my favorite of the four I have interviewed at, the people are so friendly and Pullman is beautiful!" 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?

No Response

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Seattle airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/31/2013

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

4 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I fell in love with the school due to how friendly the staff and students were! It was really great that normal students who not being paid and were not trained came up to me throughout the day to talk about the school and share their enthusiasm. The whole process felt very genuine and non-contrived. They did a wonderful job making applicants feeling welcomed and comfortable." Report Response

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