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  • Illinois College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Chicago
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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 is your journey in determining that optometry was for you and why optometry?" Report Response

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

"Why ICO?" Report Response

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

"How did you study for the OAT?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are you looking for in an optometry school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None they were all relatively straightforward and easy to answer!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading SDN interview questions and making a Word document answering them" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview did not feel like an interview at all but more like a casual conversation. I really liked how laid-back it was." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They misspelled the abbreviation for my home state on my name tag, but I wasn't too fazed by it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is no essay portion in the interview day anymore so no need to stress out about it!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really loved ICO's campus and how everything was in close proximity to each other like the RC, lecture hall, and clinic. Everyone was really nice and the interview was very casual. Also, my interviewer was the Dean of Academics and she invited to go to presentations that the residency students at ICO were doing and it was so interesting! Such a good school and great OD program!" 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

O'Hare

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

8 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?

9 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?

"Nothing!" Report Response

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