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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 - unusal for the school, they had someone shadowing the interviewer

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 certain sections of my OAT were below average" Report Response

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

"Why ICO?" Report Response

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

"What ways had researched optometry and ICO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does my family feel about me moving to Chicago?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How have you handled a situation that was especially challenging?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looking at interview questions here on SDN, as well as doing a mock interview with an optometrist I work with." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The other financial aid and career services directors that talk to you are great. They make you feel at ease, crack jokes, and are really nice. The school is a great facility, state of the art, and always finding ways to improve. Concerned about the safety of the area? The security is impressive!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing in particular.. I was surprised that the school is a little bit of a maze." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have a chance to look around the bookstore, which I didn't, and I wish I had." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

O'Hare

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

South Loop Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09-23-2016

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?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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