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  • Illinois College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Chicago
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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"(All the obvious ones were asked; why optometry? Why ICO? They also referenced my personal statement and asked me specific questions about something I mentioned in it, so know that really well.) How did you manage your time? " Report Response

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

"Do you think that your grades reflect your work ethic? " Report Response

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

"Explain why you withdrew from a certain class." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really out of the ordinary. There were no trick questions. I think the question regarding why I withdrew was the most detailed question I had in any of my interviews." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In all honesty, nothing was really too difficult. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read a ton of these interview feedback forms on the Student Doctor Network and printed them up and just went through them a few times before each interview. I did not want to memorize anything, but I really think it helped to just get all my ideas written down." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there was extremely nice. I like that its a large class size, which allows you to meet so many different people. The facilities were the nicest of any school I went to. The living center is nice in that you are always literally, next door to school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The talk about how difficult it would be to live off campus. I understand they want people to live in the living center, which is a really great amenity, but they really make it sound like its impossible to do well there unless you live there. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it really is nothing to fret about. The best way to handle the interviews is to just be prepared like you would a job interview and be confident. Its pretty relaxed and everyone is so nice!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It is one of my top choices of school. All around really great." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Midway

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2009

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?

9 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?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

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