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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"No specific questions. Anything they wanted to know was worked out of me via casual conversation. The direction of the interview focused on my interests and what sort of education I was hoping to obtain." Report Response

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

"N/A" Report Response

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

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application (essays, experiences, etc.), read about the school and its programs, and read the "specific questions" section on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The engagement of the student tour leaders, the extremely welcoming atmosphere of the school, and the facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"N/A" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wish I'd known/understood how low-stress the interview would be. I was reviewing my application and information on the school like I was preparing to defend a PhD thesis..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very inviting group of people who all seem very motivated and excited to be at PennVet." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

N/A

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Inn at Penn

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

Jan. 8th

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Provide updated admissions metrics (i.e. GPA breakdown and GRE scores, as well as average experience hours and types) each year. On the fence about this, though, because while convenient, I know that a lot of prospective applicants obsess over the numbers and lose sight of the big picture." Report Response

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