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  • University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • St. Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 some issues in the field of optometry today?" Report Response

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

"What is optometry to you?" Report Response

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

"What is a trait that you think all optometrists should have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked me about my science classes, and how my grades were usually lower in them compared to other types of classes, & how am I going to study in order to make it through science classes in optometry school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some types of medicine that optometrists administer?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty! Loved how personable the doctors were. I walked in the office to get a parking pass and one of the doctors (Dr. Bennett) knew me by name already without any introduction." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilites were old and run down, and the atmosphere didn't seem as professional as some of the other schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really surprised me. Just make sure you do some research on the type of questions you could be asked so you're not caught off guard." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Liked the students, faculty, and small class size. Facilities were a deal breaker." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

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?

11/09/15

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Their information meeting was a tad long. They basically spent 2-3 hours reading to us information about the city, housing, finances, and the program that they already printed out for us." Report Response

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