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  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Ames, IA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"See above comments. Just be ready to talk." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"This was a behavior interview, so the questions were probing my ability to think on my feet and my past exposure to problems in real-life." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I think if you had work experience and/or encountered difficulties that you had to resolve, none of the questions were really difficult. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the school information and thought about my experiences in school and work in terms of problem-solving." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Howard, the Dean of Admissions made everyone felt very welcome. I enjoyed the interview process. It was very organized. The only stressful part was the interview, once I got over that, I love the tours of Ames and the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I interviewed on a Saturday, so I know that classes and most procedures were not in session. The school tour went through the small and large animal clinics. I wish I had seen more activites. I did meet the school cow and got to rub his head and nose :-) I know that some tours got to observe spay and neuter procedures of feral cat colonies. I can't wait to get accepted into a vet school so I can work with animals all day and night long. One other thing... I really wanted to buy a Iowa State Vet-Med shirt but the bookstore did not carry it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Everything was as expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great experience at Iowa. Thinking back, I wished that I told my interviewers more about my hard-core science experiences. We mostly talked about my managerial experiences due to the way the questions were framed. I wish I balanced my soft and hard science background better. The only downside is that I am OOS (i.e. tuition). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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