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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 us about yourself... How did you get to where you are today?" Report Response

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

"How will you pay for school? " Report Response

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

"Do you think it would be a good idea to exercise (as a form of stress relief)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Since you've indicated you study alone a lot, how do you feel you will do in our problem-based learning class where students work in groups of 6?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you tell an animal rights activist about the use of animals in veterinary school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I prepared for ~2 hours. I looked at questions online, specifically those known to be used at Purdue. The morning of I reviewed my personal statement and VMCAS application. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It was like a conversation, not an interrogation! They were friendly and the nausea I was experiencing (from nervousness) left as soon as we started talking! I was worried about having the 3rd interviewer, an Indiana Veterinary Medical Association representative, at my interview. However, he was great and made it even more relaxed! He knew one of the vets with whom I have worked. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Awkwardness of entering and leaving the room. I wasn't quite sure how to introduce myself/shake hands/whatever. I just hadn't really thought about it in advance. Also, two of my interviewers were across the table from me and one was perpendicular to me (at the head of the table). It was harder to make eye contact and feel comfortable with the one perpendicular to me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they aren't going to be mean to you! If you make it to the interview, then they already think highly of you. They were so much nicer than I expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Other questions I got: Tell us your best quality and your worst quality. What would you do if you saw someone cheating? Define the terms animal rights and animal welfare. Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2009

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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