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  • University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Berkeley
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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

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

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" Report Response

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

"A specific time where you felt stressed? How did you deal with it?" Report Response

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

"some question about my personal statement" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"researched questions on SDN, reread my personal statement over and over" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the enthusiasm and friendliness of all the students and the staff" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the very long day (but it goes by faster than you think)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how many times I'd have to go up and down stairs (I highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with Berkeley after Interview Day. I was so nervous and stressed since it was my first interview, but everyone at the school made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. I felt that there wasn't a competitive atmosphere at Cal and that the students were very laid-back and 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?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2009

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

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?

8 out of 10

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