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  • Illinois College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why do you want to be an optometrist ?" Report Response

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

"Have you applied anywhere else ? Which is your first choice ? And why ? (this was not asked during the actual interview, but was asked during another part of the process)" Report Response

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

"Why did you go to your undergraduate school ?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"This interviewer's style was so informal that for me it was pretty much just a conversation, so no questions really stand out. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again - so informal that no questions seemed difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over all the info that ICO had sent me, read over info I had about optometry, and prepared answers for questions I did not know how to answer from other interviews (which they did not ask)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was extremely impressed with the resources that the school had to help their students learn and the things that they were doing to try to improve the school to make it even better. I was also impressed the community the school has. It really seems like professors and the school overall cares about the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is not ideal, I hate cold weather ! Plus I would prefer not to be as down town, riding the L to the airport with a bunch of luggage was not fun !" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was so excited that they did not say anything in the info they had sent me about writing an essay, but you end up writing one anyway : ( it wasn't too bad though, but they give you very little time." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/18/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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