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  • Pacific University College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Forest Grove
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why optometry? Why Pacific?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your observations. " Report Response

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

"Why do you think you would be a good fit for Pacific?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If we could bring your closest friend into the room, what would he or she say about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(general theme of the question... I can't remember the exact wording) Think back to a class that you had difficulty in. Why were you having problems? What did you do (or could you have done) to overcome that difficulty?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews with friends, family Read SDN Studied the school's website to become more familiar with the school's background" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very family-like and casual atmosphere The faculty are top notch GORGEOUS CAMPUS!!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Forest Grove itself is small, but fortunately Portland is a short drive away! Campus clinic is very small and looked empty (they do have other clinics throughout the Portland metro area... but you don't get to see them!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Can't think of anything..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pacific held an Interview Day, and I was with ~15 other applicants. We got a tour of the school, sat in on a class, faculty lunch, student panel, and of course, the interview. It was very laid back and I felt like I got a good impression of the school, and what it had to offer. " 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Avalon Hotel and Spa in Portland, OR

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/03/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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