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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"Why are you such a late applicant? (Applied in January, interviewed in March)" Report Response

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

"Explain any grade trends. (Is there a reason why you got a C in ____?)" Report Response

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

"What specialties in optometry are you familiar with? Which have you gotten to see firsthand?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which mode of practice do you think you're most suited for? (prvt practice, hospital, corporate, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you see the new health care bill as positive or negative?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN browsing, talked to students who had interviewed in previous years" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clinic seems to get a wide range of rare diseases. Small class sizes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Close by housing is pretty expensive, streets and sidewalks are super busy, campus felt cramped and small - not only the hallways and elevators but clinic too. Classrooms looked really old school (individual desks, chalkboards). Interviewers seemed to enjoy poking at weaknesses in my application (and with the other applicants' applications). NO GYM" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That NY is a very expensive place to live and there is a 20 minute writing sample." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Students can expect to have class/be on campus 4 to 5 days a week from 9AM to 5PM. The interviewers did not seem very friendly. Talking with the other applicants, after answering a question that did not seem that hard or surprising, they would constantly ask why.. why.. which made answering their questions difficult." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

2 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Americana Inn

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2010

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

2 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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