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  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • West Lafayette
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

""What do you like to do for fun?"" Report Response

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

""We are a very diverse campus. How will you contribute to our diversity?"" Report Response

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

""What do you look for in a school?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Say I am your client, we have known each other for 20 years. I have brought you many animals. What if I came to you saying that I have this 3 month old puppy and its chewing on everything and pooping inside and I ask you to euthanize it? What would you do?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""How do you feel about the debt that students have and the low salaries they make? Many people say that we are making a group of elitist. How do you feel about this?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at this website. Did a mock interview with my animal and veterinary science department. Worked with another friend who had a different interview and talked about how we would answer questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Purdue "family" is real. Small Class size. Most diverse veterinary school. They have a councilor and really care about students mental health." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was so long....they did a student panel multiple times during the day so people ran out of questions and I kept hearing the same thing over and over again" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Go to the entire thing. If you have an afternoon interview still go in the morning. You get to meet people and other interviewees. Bring snacks and water." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed environment they were straight faced but I got them to laugh. They ask a LOT of questions so be prepared. As long as you prepare it is very easy!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

Indianapolis International 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?

Union Club Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

January 26th

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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing everything was wonderful" Report Response

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