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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why not a school closer to home?" Report Response

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

"Tell us why optometry and how you became familiar with it." Report Response

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

"Your gpa is very good. Is that because your school is easy or because you worked hard?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked to explain my infant cognition research. When I was obviously very interested in the topic, they asked why optometry and not developmental psychology." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were very difficult because aside from explain my research, pretty much everything they asked me was already posted on sdn. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"practice answers for questions on sdn" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Since I walked 10 blocks from my hotel, I wish I had brought other shoes. There is a closet in the admissions office in which you could store your bag of shoes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Four people interviewed. We each had different interview times, so those with earlier interview times had more time waiting while the later interviewers took their turn before we went on the tour together. We had lunch with a student. After lunch we returned to the admissions office where we were each given an update on the status of our application. Some were admitted on the spot." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

LaQuinta, Manhattan

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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