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  • University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Berkeley
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself. " Report Response

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

"They basically circled interesting things on my personal statement and asked me to talk about them." Report Response

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

"How was Costa Rica?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you deal with children during an eye exam?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. It was mainly a conversation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students positive attitudes and enthusiasm." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much personal attention because of the 121 of us. They apparently don't have a lot of money." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"YELLOW group... oh yeah... give our group a round of applause because we had to wait until the end of the day to get our interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I took a tour then ate, wrote an essay, student panel, had a mock class and finally the interview. VERY LONG but worth it. " 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?

In 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?

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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