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  • Pacific University College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Forest Grove
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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Describe how you became interested in optometry?" Report Response

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

"What can you bring to Pacific?" Report Response

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

"What did you learn during your shadowing experiences about optometry (both good and bad)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I won't go into details but they give you an ethical situation and you have to figure out what is the best way to approach it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult, but I would say the ethical question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, various optometric websites, searched online for interview questions and rehearsed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very positive atmosphere. I like that they have clinics in different places. The health professions campus in Hillsboro. Living costs is cheap!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Jefferson Hall seemed a little small and outdated compared to other schools' optometry facilities. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To relax. It is a very relaxed environment even during the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is unique and prestigious. I liked it because of it's proximity to where I live and its strong clinical program but if I was not from around the area, it would not be a top choice for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/30/2009

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

8 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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

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