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  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Manhattan
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How did you first get interested in veterinary medicine and what have you done to pursue the career since? How did you hear about Kansas State and what interests you about it?" Report Response

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

"How do you think the courseload in vet school will differ from your undergraduate experience? Do you think you can handle it? What do you think will be the most challenging part and how will you deal with that?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experience as a camp counselor and how do you think it will carry over to your career in veterinary medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talk about your research experience, not specifically what you have done, but how have they influenced your opinion of the field and what kinds of things have you learned?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is a veterinarian's role in society, and what kinds of beneficial impacts can a vet have on society?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN! I read all the previous interview feedbacks, read Kansas State's vet school website to learn more about the school (definitely helped for that first question), read the AVMA's stance on several issues (I was asked about animal rights vs. animal welfare, and referenced the AVMA), zoonotic diseases, and other current issues in veterinary medicine. I just had a bunch of interview questions and practiced with other people. I also had a situation picked out for all the general behavioral questions, like a time when I disagreed with an authority figure, an obstacle I overcame, unforeseen difficulty, how to deal with cheating (was asked this as well), time I used my creativity for problem solving, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I know everyone says this about the midwest, but I was still shocked at how friendly the people were. Everyone says hello to everyone, and I never encountered a rude person while I was there. Also, I was impressed at the number of options Kansas State offers, like research, studying abroad, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I knew Manhattan was going to be small, but now I know it's definitely not for everyone (haven't decided personally yet). There is one strip of bars/activities, and...not much else outside of campus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to snow. I'd never driven in snow before, and it was a nice surprise...until I had to drive 2 hours from Kansas City to Manhattan. Also, I was prepared for cold, but not single-digits cold." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed by the facilities, and students and faculty that I met. They have a great program and everyone there seems genuinely thrilled to be a part of it. The interview was laid back and conversational, and my interviewers seemed like they wanted to get to know me. They were very familiar with my application and asked me specific questions about several of my experiences. Overall, everything went well and it was a really good time." 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?

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

KCI

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?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2009

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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?

8 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?

10 out of 10

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