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  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Fort Lauderdale
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What made you choose Optometry over other medical fields." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your optometry-related jobs, shadowing, and/or internships." Report Response

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

"What do you field is the relationship between optometrists and ophthalmologists?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why Nova?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other schools have you interviewed at, and how do they compare to Nova?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Questions from SDN, mock interview at my university, practicing question/answer during my flight" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location is gorgeous." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The failure rate after first year, admin staff giving "around-the-bush" answers to my difficult questions, the good cop/bad cop routine of the interviewers, the added stress level from current students" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Good cop/bad cop scenario, research on the retention rates of first year students, and current policies of Nova" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I declined my acceptance. The interviewers assumed incorrectly that they knew more about the company I work for in another state than I did. I wasn't happy with the number of students that fail after first year and the policies that accompany it. Some people love it, I wasn't one of them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Fort Lauderdale

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?

10/05/2010

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?

8 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?

2 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?

"Ask student questions directly and not "around-the-bush" answers." Report Response

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