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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?

8 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 optometry?" 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 is your biggest weakness and what are you doing to address the issue?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your favorite book?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were all that difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN boards, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty/staff, the clinic, the RC" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location was a little scary but not scary enough to make me not want to go to ICO" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to stress so much" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really liked ICO. From the minute your interview day starts until the minute it ends, people are always making sure you're comfortable. They don't try to intimidate you or anything, which happened to me at other interviews. The clinic is phenomenal and all the students I talked to really love the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Train or subway

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

$201-$300

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?

11/13/2008

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?

4 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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