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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Tell me about yourself? Why optometry? What quantitative skills do you have? Why weren’t you a full time student during certain semester? What do you know about optometry? " Report Response

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

"Why ICO? What factor led you to apply to the schools that you did? Did you have interviews anywhere else? How was PCO? What is your first choice? Do you have any questions for me? What is your favorite subject? What is your least favorite subject? Do you know about our residency programs? Why did you do a masters?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to go to your undergraduate institution? What did you like about your undergrad? What is the trend in your grades? How did you study for the OAT? Why did you take the OAT twice? How did you improve your score on the OAT? Are you satisfied with your grades and OAT score?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"why were you a parttime student?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what were your quantitative abilities?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at SDN and ICO website and mailing" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Staff, location and facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the area isnt really downtown, but its next to downtown and that the commute isnt that bad even during rush hour, just 20 mins from hotel (10 mi from school). Also, there is space for parking your car, just come a lil early" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There is an essay and you literally get 10 mins. and our question was what are the 3 qualities that make will make you a good optometrist" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express at Midway bedford park

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2009

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 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

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