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  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • West Lafayette
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"They asked a lot of questions that were referenced on the following website: http://web.wm.edu/so/prevet/purdue-interview.html They asked 10 of the questions that were on that list. It is worth looking at! In 20 minutes, they asked me a total of 16 questions." Report Response

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

"What are my research interests?" Report Response

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

"Why academia and research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do I feel about the current issues affecting wildlife?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are my research interests? (Only because I am not 100% certain.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Forum, link referenced about, read the AVMA, VMCAS application & mission statement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really like Purdue's friendly culture. Even though the interview was somewhat stressful, I was able to have a relaxed conversation. The interviewers were very friendly and kind. They suggested staff members that I should contact to further discuss research opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not knowing the interview time is nerve-wracking. I could not imagine having to wait all day for that 20 minute interaction." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Everything they were going to ask me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This forum really helped me prepare for the interview and I was more comfortable as a result. At least I had a general idea of what to expect. Purdue does a great job corralling the large mass of people in an organized fashion." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

IND

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

University Plaza

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2009

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?

5 out of 10

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Put a note regarding University Plaza's address being different than driving directions." Report Response

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