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  • New England College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Boston
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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 is the hardest class you took at your undergraduate university, and why was it hard?" Report Response

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

"What is your greatest success/failure?" Report Response

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

"How would you deal with an extremely difficult patient? (What steps would you take?)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which other schools are you applying to, and why? (The interviewer then went through each school and mentioned something negative about them)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student doctor network, mock interviewers, researched the school online, looked over by optomcas application and secondary essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly the interviewers were with me and with other interviewers.. I felt a really strong sense of community" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions office messed up my chemistry pre-requisite classes. They told me I need to take another chemistry class, but my classmates from the same school don't have to.. even though we took all the same classes. Seemed a little unorganized.." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the clinics are actually very thorough and informative.. Or so the students claim. I heard rumors that NECO has a weak clinical program." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Amazing location, friendly staff/faculty, questionable preparation for clinics, expensive housing, expensive tuition.." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan Aiport

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/13

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 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?

8 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?

"The admissions office made alot of mistakes when figuring out which documents/classes were still required. They could be a little more careful with this, but otherwise everything else was great! Overall it was a very organized interview process with super friendly faculty/staff" Report Response

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