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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Where have you applied and gotten in, and why would you choose UPenn over any of those other schools?" Report Response

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

"Tell me how your best friend would describe you i n3 words." Report Response

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

"Tell me how you would describe yourself in 3 words." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none were really interesting... it was pretty standard" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would your best friend describe you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, reread my application, had already gone to a bunch of other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were nice, research opportunities looked impressive, hospital was pretty decent with a large caseload" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"professors/interviewers were very rude, implying that my education at my instate (regarded as one of the best in the nation!) would be subpar, felt like just a number - didn't get the impression that Penn cared about who we were and what we wanted to do, they just wanted us to convince them that we were worthy of being associated with their school. My interviewers were ~15 minutes late, so I got a shorter interview and they didn't apologize. Got a very snooty vibe from the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, I got in, despite an interview where I didn't think I did too well, so fear not if you don't get such a good vibe or flow with your interviewers!!! An hour and a half tour is VERY long, wear flats and bring water! Eat lunch before the day, otherwise you will be very hungry." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Students take notes on you, so make sure you interact with them. Overall, the school is very impressive, no argument there. The only problem I had was that Penn KNOWS how impressive it is, knowing that they don't have to recruit us, that vet students will flock to them anyways. That is why I felt unimpressed by the day, I didn't get the feeling that they wanted any specific person, they just wanted a class that deserved to be a "PennWe."" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton University City

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/25/11

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 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?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 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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