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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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Is there anything you want to ask us?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Is there anything else you want us to know?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about yourself, your life, and how you got to be sitting here today. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think are the strongest and weakest parts of your application?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview with former admissions committee member at another vet school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"caseload, quality of resources and faculty, New Bolton Center" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"distance between the New Bolton Center and Philly campus, West Philadelphia" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That West Philly/University City is not as scary as I thought. Lunch was late and I should have eaten more for breakfast. There was a lot of walking and I should have worn more comfortable shoes. By business casual, they meant you don't have to wear a suit. The interviewers were not scary!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had my interview on a large animal day. Group of 30 students, we toured in Philly then went out to New Bolton. Once there we toured the large animal hospital and the dairy then we went to the interview building. They put all of us in a little room with food and 1st and 2nd year students (who have a say but do not get to vote in the admissions committee) and were encouraged to talk to and get to know them so they could speak on our behalf. You stay there for the 3 hours it takes to do interviews except for the 30 minutes when you go to your interview. As far as the interview, there are two interviewers - one ''hot'' who has seen your application and one ''cold'' who has not. Both of my interviewers worked/taught at the NBC). The hot interviewer comes down to the little room, calls your name, takes you into the hallway and explains about the hot/cold, that you'll have a chance to ''interview them'' at the end if you want to, and tells you to relax (or maybe that was just me ). The interview was mostly with the cold interviewer and the hot interviewer pretty much just sat there. I got a phone call that night (~8p) saying I was accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Phl

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2006

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?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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