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  • The Ohio State University College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Columbus
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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Basics. Why Ohio State? Why Optometry?" Report Response

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

"Why was your Physics OAT score much lower than expected? (Grades in college were way above average, but was the lowest scored section on the OAT)" Report Response

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

"What are your best qualities as a student? How would you prepare for the tough course load? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All the questions they asked about my personal life and interests were pretty interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I just looked over the Interview Feedback information on the SDN and made up potential questions they can ask. I typed them up with potential answers. I didn't memorize them, but it really helped that I kind of new what I was going to say. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved, loved, loved the large campus. I love that it is a small program within such a really big school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are not as nice as other schools, but this really isn't something that bothers me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview is not that formal. The first half was simply conversational. Don't Worry!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved this school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Columbus International

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?

Red Roof Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be more open with students and specific with them as to why they are put in certain categories," Report Response

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