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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?

6 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?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open 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 has gotten you to this point? (Events leading up to the Interview)" Report Response

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

"What are specialties within optometry that you are familiar with? What experiences have you had with them (if any)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"no one question was particularly hard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewing student handbook, review the curriculum, reread personal statement, used the website and looked over everything to devise questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything is in one building smack in the middle of Manhattan. The UEC is 3 floors covering all optometric specialties. Parts of the building are under renovation (adding new rooms, expanding student commons/lounge, updating the facilities)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Looks a little old right now. Building closes at 11:45pm and has truncated hours over the weekend (according to students)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"n/a" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are way too many people to memorize if you're used to doing interviews that way. You may see the President walking around the building as he usually does (so I'm told) so make sure to say hello. He's super nice but he knows you're there for an interview so he's supposed to be pleasant. haha" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

La Guardia, NY

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?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2011

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?

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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 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?

"Having an exit interview to go over the application file. I'm unsure if they do have that and forgot to do it with my group or they don't offer this at all." Report Response

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