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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell us about yourself? Why Vet Med?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Do you go into NYC a lot? (I go to school near NYC)" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a clinical experience you've had that has left an impression on you? I began describing the doctor/client relationship, how the vet I shadow is very good at putting people at ease and has a very high rate of people who come back to him because they trust him and his work...They pressed me for a specific case that I had seen. Luckily I had thought about this before hand so I was then able to come up with an interesting case I could briefly talk about. They also asked me where I shadowed and who owned the hospital (one of my interviewers seemed to know one of the owners)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"We probably shouldn't ask you this, but where is PennVet on your list out of all your schools... I wasn't sure how to respond to this. PennVet is up there, but I'm not sure if it's #1 for me yet. It was a question I had anticipated but was the only question I feel like I didn't answer as strongly as I could have." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over the interview feedback and looked at my application. Tried to think of answers to seemingly commonly asked questions. I did not practice out loud." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school and facilities are really nice. I like that PennVet has such a high hospital caseload and the students seemed very friendly and interested in both their school and new students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The high property crime in Philly. I go to school right now in Newark NJ and I really don't want to spend another 4 years in an area with a high amount of crime. That being said the immediate PennVet vicinity looks and feels very safe. Some of the areas of Philly are sketchy, but I think it would be possible to find a safer area to live in without much trouble." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to worry so much! This was my first interview for vet school and I was nervous about it. There was really no need to be, the interview was very laid back and went by so quickly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 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?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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