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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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 your GPA, GRE scores, and percentiles." Report Response

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

"What is your opinion on horse slaughter?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think your backgrund in X will make you a good veterinarian?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me your scores - I hadn't looked at the exact numbers in a while ad one of the intertviewers is cold so he did not know them. However, if I got the scores wrong the other interviewer, who was hot, would know. Luckily, I remembered them!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AAEP, AVMA, talked to current vet students, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities were top notch. The entire day was full of activities, and they went way out of their way to show us the school. It was by far the most impressive tour. I also found the interview to be very formal and academic, which I really appreciated. They asked me intelligent questions directly related to my experiences and I felt that it helped me give them the best impression possible. The student adcom members were very friendly and fun, and really helped us feel at ease. They also answered any and all questions! Overall, it was a fantastic day and I was sold." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very little. I am not fond of living in a city, but I think the benefits of this (great SA caseload, proximity to other UPenn grad programs, city culture, etc.) will definitely outweigh the negatives. West Philly was definitely West Filthy. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What exactly to wear! I was on one of the Equine/LA days at New Bolton an dthe attire was "Dress Casual". I felt OK, but as advice, definitely be more Dress than Casual. I wore my suit pants and a nice sweater. Some people even wore full suits, which was fine. A few people were very casual, and I would have felt very uncomfortable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn is a top notch school and the entire day left me with this impression. The professionalism of the students, adcom members, interviewers, etc and the quality of the planning for the day really impressed me." 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?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I wish more of the application had been elctronic - such as having a "status page" for checking if a" Report Response

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