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Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Year founded: 1879
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 148
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Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary School
Ames
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 59 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $20,014
  • Non - Resident Tuition $44,768
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG GRE 307
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Veterinary Medicine Admissions
  • P.O. Box 3020
  • 2270 Veterinary Medicine
  • Ames 50010-3020
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Curriculum

Facilities

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 56
Negatively 1
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 58

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.58 59

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the great work! You were all very helpful and provided a low-stress environment for us throughout the interview process!" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a west coast person I think having the interviews in December was a great move. I know that January weather in Iowa can be a bit harsh, and negatively influence some applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Impress your potential students better, show your campus off and have more pride about your school, research facilities, and teaching hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"ISU admissions did an excellent job!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None! I wish all schools were as helpful and friendly as ISU." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are fantastic! So helpful and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think they did a nice job. It would have been nice to have a luncheon or something to be able to better mingle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let out-of-state candidates know of the interview date much more in advance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sometimes it is hard to find things on the website! Also, it's not always clear that having complete" More from this Member | Report Response

"more vet student demonstrations (ie:a day in the life) v/s just a site-seeing tour" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time that you had to think out of the box." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to be creative to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an object hidden in a bag to the interviewers sufficiently so they know what it is when you pull it out. (Mine was a screwdriver, another applicant had a fork)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a hard lesson that you learned." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when someone challenged your beliefs. How did you respond and what was the result?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when it was difficult for you to keep a commitment you had made. What was the result?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision, and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a creative way you solved a problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you faced an unexpected change in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you got here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tel us about a time that you have failed to uphold a commitment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you had to be a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to take charge." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time that your creativite soultuion impressed yourself so much you thought, "yeah, i did that"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to think outside the box to solve a problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to earn someone's trust" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when, working in a group, you over-stepped your bounds. How did the group react? What was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you had difficulty learning something. What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle a crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to earn someone's trust." More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal improvement are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a time you had to think outside the box." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us when you had to make a difficult decision, one which you did not favor to make at the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to work hard to keep a promise." More from this Member | Report Response

"A time you had to stand up for something you believe in, how you went up about it, and what the outcome was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you had to think outside the box and it failed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you were most unsure about a decision you had to make." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to make a decision you were unsure about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a situation where you had to react to an unexpected situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest unanticipated change you've faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time that you had to be creative to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to be creative to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you took charge. What did you do? How did others react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to take charge of a situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there ever been a time when you have over-stepped your bounds? How did the situation turn out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time when you had to stand up for what you believed in" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a concept you've had problems with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us an example of a time you overreached, in a way that was not positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to act autonomously and take control of a situation. How did others react? What was the outcome? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time that you had to overcome an obstacle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to think creatively to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about yourself (Interviewers know nothing about you so you have to give a little introduction about your education, family, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us an example of a time when you used good judgement to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when you had to "think outside the box" to solve a problem. How did that work out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Behavioral questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to deal with change and how did you respond to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when there was a large change that you had to deal with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to think "outside the box" and your attempt failed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about time when you had to break a promise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you dealt with abrupt change" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above they are most of what I remember. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above comments. Just be ready to talk." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The thinking out of the box, but it was from the follow up questions to my response that made it interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you had to face a fork in the road? How did your choice turn out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel being a non-traditional student is positive and negative for your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you have to make a decision that you weren't sure was the right one? How did it turn out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when something changed in your life that was out of your control. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a creative solution you came up with for a problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to work exceptionally hard to keep a promise..what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you come to a fork in your life and how did you decide" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you made a decision, but the decision back-fired and you thought "I probably shouldn't have done that."" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were behavioral-based; so not a lot of difference in 'interesting'." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you create unique lesson plans for your disabled students? (Related to my experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you did something creative to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to you make the discussion on what is more important when you have time to make that discussion on what thing comes first?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to stand up for what you believed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Regarding emergency situation, it was vet related but they wanted to know how I interacted with people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time in your life when you came to a fork in the road where you had to question your decision to pursue vet med." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you had to stand up for something you believe and where you were against the majority." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there actually male belly dancers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a time you had to stand up for something you believe in, how you went about it, and the outcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a situation where you created an innovative solution." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it about your intro beef class that got you interested in being a food animal vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you had to act autonomously and take control of a situation. How did the other people respond? What was the result?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a creative project you had to complete." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you creatively problem-solved." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of support do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult experience that you have ever been through?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. (The only question I had total control over; also my only opportunity to talk about my most important experiences/interests, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Regarding the crisis/emergency, who or what were your resources in dealing with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drew you to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a concept you've had problems with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of questions do you have for us? (They answered my questions for 20 minutes!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to try really hard to earn someone's trust. How did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just general questions about my animal experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the hardest decision you've made, the one that you were the least sure of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question #3" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most irritating type of personality to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what made you want to be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to break a commitment/promise, how was the response, and what did you learn from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of veterinary medicine do you plan on entering and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when a change or uncontrollable even occured that caused you great stress and how you reacted too it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about an innovative idea you came up with for a problem " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to build trust how did you do so, and what relationship do you have with that person now." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a behavior interview, so the questions were probing my ability to think on my feet and my past exposure to problems in real-life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical behavior based questions, not really anything interesting or hard. Questions were things like: tell me about a time when you had to take charge of a situation, tell me about one of your weaknesses and a time when you were able to overcome this weakness and how. etc...." More from this Member | Report Response

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