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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"What will you do if you don't get accepted to any of the schools you applied to this year?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why did you pick a position at a small animal clinic instead of finding clinical work in the equine field?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Where does Penn rank among the other schools you applied to?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there any part of veterinary medicine you don't like?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there any part of veterinary medicine you don't like?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I brainstormed things to say about my skills and qualities in case they asked "why should we pick you over other applicants?" and also thought of questions to ask the students on the admissions committee, and also thought of ways to talk about my whole application in a concise manner." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are so extensive!!!!!!! Also the students on the admissions committee were SO NICE! I thought they might be snobby but not at all, I loved them and that made a huge difference in how I felt about the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The beginning of the morning was a little disorganized, and there is less technology in the classroom than at some of the other schools I've applied to." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Penn-we's are not snobby! They are friendly!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Philly International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton University City

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/13/2009

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

10 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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It might be nice to have access to the curriculum online before applying." Report Response

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