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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

No Response

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research? I'd mentioned research right away during the "tell me about yourself" question, and it flowed from there." Report Response

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

"Why don't you just get a PhD? I had indicated that I was interested in combined degree programs and doing research as a career." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about using mice in your research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not a just a PhD? Wasn't particularly difficult, but they definitely tested me on this one. Everything else was extremely conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked through SDN feedback and thought up some behavioral questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was extremely conversational and relaxed. One of my interviewers even took me to meet another professor after the interview because she was doing research very similar to the project I was working on. The students were all really helpful and friendly and brought my stress level down tremendously. Someone from administration gave a helpful overview of student life and financial aid in the beginning, and even asked individual interviewees about their interests and how Penn might be able to accommodate them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the current students has some input in the admissions conversation. It felt very natural to talk to them and act genuinely interested in the school, but it would've still been nice to know." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I came in without knowing too much about the school and ended up totally falling in love. The interview day was long and exhausting, but I genuinely enjoyed myself. Even the interview was fun and pretty stress-free, which shocked me because it was my first interview." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

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?

1/10/2014

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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