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  • Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Elkins Park
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"What optometric experience do you have?" Report Response

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

"They will ask what specialties you know of. Of those they'll pick one and ask you what you know of that specialty (how in-depth your answer will vary)" Report Response

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

"How bout them Phillies? (I asked them. Reference the date if you're a baseball fan) ;P" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you see as being the biggest hinderance to the growth of the profession? (apparently this question throws many interviewees off)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why Salus/PCO? This was only hard because I tried not to sound like a cookie cutter with the information provided on their website." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (not much honestly), SalusU website, Student handbook (this was hard to find), brochures, the interview folder (you're given one at the start of the day when you enter the office)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Eye Institute (clinic) is brand new and just finished this year. 3 floors of optometric classrooms. huge gym/rec area. very nice area where campus is located." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"library is very small...." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students have midterms on the 2nd week of October (no 2ne year student tourguide). Boston Convention was around the week I interviewed (no dean or doctors to speak with)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school is very impressive and the Eye Institute is salivatingly new and well designed. If you did well you'll receive an acceptance email in under 4 days (that's me! :D) and the packet within a week of interviewing." 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?

9 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?

Automobile

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn (it's a little far ~30 minutes)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2011

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?

7 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

No Response

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