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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?

6 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?

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)?

"If you are accepted, where do you plan to live when you graduate opt. school, and why?" Report Response

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

"What kind of practice are you interested in working at?" Report Response

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

"How do you explain this D you got in organic chemistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your main hobbies/interests?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There really were no difficult questions. It was simply a conversation about my background and interests." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read all the interview feedback on the optometry forum and the interview feedback section of this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the facilities seemed very new and high tech. Also, everybody was very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't like the location of the school, but it's not like they can just pick it up and move it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I was pretty well prepared just from reading these forums." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am a naturally high-strung, nervous person, so naturally I was really nervous. In retrospect, I wish I had just chilled out becuase there is really nothing to worry about. Relaxing is easier said than done!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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