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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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


How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

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

"What was the last book you read? haha, dont say Harry Potter. lucky for me, he was a fan!" Report Response

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

"Tell me something about yourself that describes your personality is not covered in your letters or application." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How was your experience like at Texas A&M?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see you applied to dental schools, were you interviewed, and if so, how committed are you to podiatry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read personal statement, went to other interviews, lived amongst eskimos. . .j/k, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are described by others to be shabby, but i don't think that is the case and i do believe MANY students on this site engage in "school wars". the facilities were not BRILLIANT AND SPECTACULAR, but they are MORE THAN ADEQUATE to receive a podiatric medical education. Admissions staff were extremely helpful and seemed very genuine in their approach in making our day very structured. David Martin was out sick, so another member of the admissions staff helped us. It was long and they showed us as much as possible including any new facilities they might have built. Also, they are not "affiliated" with Temple, but rather a PART of Temple U, which I think is great seeing as how TU is a school that is actively improving its reputation. The students who talked with us at lunch were very professional, as well as the students who we met in the clinical setting." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was kind of long." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview it seems can be either intense and scrutinizing, or laid-back. Mine was fairly laid back and frank." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewed by Dr. Newman, who was very frank and honest. He asked me what schools I had applied to, (i think this is pretty common to all the pod schools). He asked my thoughts on temple, he went over some of the things in my file, and said he was impressed with my letters. Most of the conversation I feel was geared towards assessing my personality as opposed to asking redundant questions like "why podiatry"? which every applicant has already answered through applying and an essay. i was asked how committed i am to podiatry." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

4-6 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?

10 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?

9 out of 10

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