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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What was your favourite course that you've taken and why? At what point did you know you wanted to do optometry? What can you bring to the school community? Where are you from? What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When you were in college did you live on campus or at home? Did you live on-campus all your school years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult. Very informal, conversational, relaxed interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN!! Also read my personal statement over, and prepped out some main points to answer some of the most common questions. Other than that, the interview felt so much like a conversation and was really easy-going." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How they have the RC and the Host Program in place that gave me an insider view of what it's actually like being a student at ICO. I loved how the clinic was apart of the school and the various types of specialization, the early clinic exposure, and being able to interact with the faculty and students while I was there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!! Maybe only the traffic getting into Chicago, but the school was great!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have gotten a shuttle from the airport to ICO instead of taking a cab. I sat a while in traffic and had to pay for that .." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"ICO seems like such a great community of students, how everyone lives there and goes to school and does clinic all within the same vicinity, it seems like an awesome place to pursue your optometric education." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

No Response

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

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?

No Response

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?

10 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?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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