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  • Illinois College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Chicago
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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

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

"I see that you applied to many different colleges that are so different, so I'm wondering why you did that?" Report Response

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

"Out of all professions, why did you choose optometry? Why not a doctor or nurse?" Report Response

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

"Your GPA for non-sciences is better than your sciences, why is that?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There are three schools in California, why did you bypass those three schools? Why not Berkeley?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Actually the 10 minute essay was not enough time." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN questions, and looking up interview questions relating to optometry and for ICO." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinicals. I really loved the tour and how we got to see the eyepod and how the residential complex is right across the street from the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that it was an open interview file and the person told us that telling them what schools we applied to and where we have interviews would not affect our status. Also, when going in for the one-on-one interview, I was asked about the schools that I had interviews at and why I chose those schools as well. I thought they weren't going to ask that, so it seemed kind of unfair." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew what was going to happen after reading SDN. :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved Anthony Barone. He's such a great and hilarious person who really eased the tension and stress in the beginning." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Midway Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Chicago South Loop Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2011

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing much. All was well." Report Response

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