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  • Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Elkins Park
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

Open file

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

"What are some of the challenges in the field of optometry?" Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to and why?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose PCO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What things do you look for in an optometry school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you score low on one of the courses (I got a C+ in Organic Chemistry). Be prepared to have a good explanation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, optomcas essay, another set of questions from a website, LOTS OF PRACTICE" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Eye Institute is amazing and I heard that they went through 11 million dollars worth of renovations and you could really see that at the TEI" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus itself was very concentrated and small compared to the TEI." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew they would ask me about my courses as well. I was not prepared to give an explanation for that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"PCO is a great school with the best TEI and as it was the first optometry school to give out the doctor of optometry degree, it has to maintain those standards. Loved the students who gave me a tour, very informative and helpful." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn Horsham

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2014

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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