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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 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)?

"Why would you want to put yourself through this rigorous program?" Report Response

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

"Why is there such a drastic difference from your GPA (3.71) and your science OAT score (270)?" Report Response

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

"Why ICO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Start with when you were in high school, go up through undergrad, volunteering, and working experience and pretty much just discuss how you got here today." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When compared to 25 other applicants why should we choose you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"A long list of questions for interviews from online. practicing questions. practice with a friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"i liked that there was a complex for the students to live in and i felt really safe there. The security was great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"it wasn't in a bad neighborhood but there wasn't much around it. it was kind of randomly placed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i wish i had done a mock interview. i wish i would have known they were going to hound me for my OAT scores so i could have been more prepared for that" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"overall it was a relaxed interview. one on one in an office. it wasn't even up tight and across a desk or anything like that. we both sat in comfortable chairs just kind of chilling as we answered questions. everyone says go in confident and relaxed but i know that is hard to do when you are freaking out about an interview. just practice your questions and be prepared." Report 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?

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?

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/01/2013

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?

4 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

"Maybe be a little friendlier. The woman who spoke with me about having all of the materials for my application seemed a little rude at times. everyone else was nice." Report Response

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