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  • Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Elkins Park
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"Why optometry?" Report Response

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

"What is optometry? What does an optometrist do that is different from an ophthalmologist?" Report Response

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

"Why PCO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there anything you prepared to talk about that we haven't covered?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are 2 of your weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Unique course set up (integrative modules), beautiful campus (small pond that was frozen when I went). Gym facilities were alright, offer some classes for a fee." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Basically all students need to have cars (yes parking is free on campus). The closest apartments "the colony" looked rundown. Surrounding area seemed shady, cafeteria food was not so great. CLINIC IS ROUGHLY 3 MILES AWAY and looks old (but should soon be remodeled/added onto)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The clinic is roughly 3 miles away, students pretty much need to have cars, campus surroundings seem dodgy." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not the school for me but I have met students that are quite impressed with PCO. Interviewer didn't keep track of time, had an 'interview' for over an hour and ended up walking into the financial aid talk late." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

No Response

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?

03/15/2010

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

6 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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