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  • Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Elkins Park
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 do you hope to gain from coming to SALUS?" Report Response

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

"What do you think are the highlights and then the challenges with the optometry profession?" Report Response

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

"Scenario-based question about how myself and a committee of people would give one of three possible gifts to a community/communities in a developing country." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Summarize your undergraduate career (don't have to be specific)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think you will be successful in optometry school based on past challenges?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network, YouTube videos, a lot of practicing with myself on the car ride there (It was a long drive to get there)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Innovative, strong culture of commraderie, The Eye Institute, brand new equipment/technology, early patient exposure, residency programs, tutoring, curriculum, everything was very impressive" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It does seem to be in a rough area of town like everyone else says. But maybe we're all just seeing one, narrow perspective. The tour they took us on can all be explored online so I had already seen all of it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To know my interview would be so short and make sure I get everything in that I wanted them to know when making the decision to accept me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Fantastic school, incredible faculty and training, such a diverse patient exposure, really everything you would want in an optometry school. I think the school is honest about who they are and when they make mistakes. I found it refreshing how honest but genuine people were. I think anyone would be lucky to attend SALUS." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Hotel Farmington

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

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?

3 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Less time on a tour of the campus and more time with interviews to get a very clear understanding of the student you're considering." Report Response

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