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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What public school district do you live in? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your OAT scores are shocking. Usually we expect gpa and test scores to be similar. What happened? (I knew this would be asked and never figured out how to explain myself)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I thought a lot about why I was a good candidate for the school. I prepared answers to difficult questions that I knew would be asked about weaknesses in my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewing Drs. were very conversational. Although my performance determined the direction of my life, I was able to remain calm and collected by the warm atmosphere. The new lecture hall is very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I think the school needs some more remodeling. Also, the interview was extremely casual and I was disappointed that I couldn't showcase more of my knowledge. I did not feel confident afterwards when I was told ''based on your gpa, we'll be putting you on hold... this is a good thing! you aren't rejected'' Yea. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was more based on ''likability'' factor rather than knowledge of the profession. I assume that the admissions committee has determined who they are looking for and after reading personal statements/applications they already know your interest and I think they were just trying to see if you can present yourself professionally, confidently, and believable as a future optometrist." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Anyone reading this: APPLY EARLY!!! This is a HUGE advantage. If possible, you should take your OAT by June and turn in your application on the very first day it becomes available. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

03/15/2007

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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