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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?

5 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)?

"Explain the discrepancy between your GPA and your GRE scores...ie the GPA is not so great but the GRE scores are very high." Report Response

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

"Sum up your research for me." Report Response

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

"Was there anything you have heard about Penn that you would like clarification on, negative or positive?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How have you really screwed up in the past?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there anything else you want us to know about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at Penn website, read over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were really friendly and the students seemed like they are fun and not so stressed out" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The laboratory rooms (for anatomy and pathology) are somewhat old and dark with no real windows. It felt like being in a basement." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewers were very friendly and asked me about my research and my interests. It was very conversational...not stressful at all! You sit in a room for a very long time while people interview, but you get to talk to the other students and get a feel for the school. The other applicants were all very friendly and we had a lot of fun talking together." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Phl

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

05/02/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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