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  • SUNY - College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • New York
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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What are you looking for in an optometry school, and why specifically SUNY?" Report Response

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

"Explain your optometric experiences, and why it led you to choose optometry." Report Response

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

"They asked alot about my optometric experiences.. what specialties I've been exposed to, where it was located, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are your parents OK with you moving so far away from home? (I'm from Southern California)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why SUNY? I sort of blanked out during this question >_<" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"student doctor network interview feedback. (wasn't very helpful though, because it made me more nervous than I should've been)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How prestigious the campus is... As a student you'd be exposed to almost all optometric specialties, work with a small class size, get to know faculty really well, and explore NY culture.. all for a relatively cheap tuition!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing - SUNY really is a world class optometry school" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How low stress the interview would be. There was no essay writing. The faculty interviewers were very conversational and asked pretty basic questions. None of the current events/specialities questions mentioned on SDN were asked. Just know why optometry, why SUNY and you should be fine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't realize why SUNY was such a great/competitive school until I visited the campus. SUNY's comprehensive clinic, reknown faculty, involvement in research, rigorous academics, prime location, and cheaper tuition price is really the best I've ever seen for an optometry school." 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?

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

12/12/13

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?

9 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?

9 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?

"Email notification of acceptances in addition to snail mail would be helpful.. I'm worried I won't receive my letter since I'll be traveling for a couple weeks after my interview." Report Response

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