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  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • North Grafton
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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

2

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 Tufts?" Report Response

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

"Why veterinary medicine instead of research or human medicine?" Report Response

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

"Given your experience using lab. animals, how do you feel about horse racing? Follow up, dog racing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Because the interview style was so conversational it is difficult to say there were any interesting "questions". Tufts matches you up with interviewers who have similar interests/backgrounds as you, so that lends itself to interesting conversation." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Given your experience using lab. animals, how do you feel about horse racing? Follow up, dog racing? I didn't really see the relevance of this question within the context of a conversational interview. I couldn't tell if they were just making conversation or if it was some kind of test- this caught me off guard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I re-read my Tufts application. I spent a good amount of time on their website reviewing faculty members and programs. Also, I emailed with a current student." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their progressive curriculum and interest in their students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is very small and isolated. It could be maddening. Also, I thought I did poorly (but I got accepted). They told a couple of students they were accepted in front of me but didn't tell me anything- I found this a little unprofessional and it made me very worried/stressed out." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Cabs in North Grafton are incredibly expensive. I paid $20 to get to the hotel (Days Inn) from the train station. It cost $15 to get to campus the next morning. I used up all my cash and there were no working ATMs to be found on campus..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions committee at Tufts is so nice. I wish I'd been able to take a better look at the campus while I was there but there was a blizzard! In preparing for the interview try to stay relaxed- it's fairly low-key so there is no need to stress too much!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Logan

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn ($60/nite)

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

"Admissions office was incredibly friendly and extraordinarily helpful. I felt there could have been" Report Response

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