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  • SUNY - College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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?

3

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)?

"How would a friend describe you?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your optometric experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you get in to all the schools that you applied to, how would you choose which school to attend?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain bad grades." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour - The school seemed huge! The University Optometric Center is the largest eye clinic in the US. You would definitely get awesome clinical experience here." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers looked disinterested and as if she wanted to be somewhere else. She didn't ask my any questions and was slouched over in her chair. It was a bit distracting. However, she did answer my questions in the end. The panel kept asking me about a few bad grades and method of studying for the OAT. I felt like I was brought there just to defend myself." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we had to write an essay before the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be ready to explain your poor grades. On another note, the school doesn't have a gym (not that I saw, or it wasn't mentioned). It doesn't have a cafeteria either. You'd have to bring your own lunch or leave the building (but chipotle is nearby and plenty of other places)." 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2010

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?

9 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 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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