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Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Year founded: 1905
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Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary School
Manhattan
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 110 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $24,041
  • Non - Resident Tuition $54,416
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG GRE 310
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 101 Trotter Hall
  • Manhattan 66506-5601
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Curriculum

Facilities

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 86
Negatively 4
No change 15

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.37 108

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.34 110

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission office was awesome but I did not interact with them very much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work and fast responses!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a timeline of the weekend (tour times, etc.) and shuttles to students during the week before the interview. I like to know things ahead of time so that was the only that I didn't like as much." More from this Member | Report Response

"They should receive all the information from VMCAS, don't require re-submitting all the same information directly to the school itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The application process needs to enter the digital era, with the option to pay with a credit card." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I didnt have to send so much paperwork. Seemed redundant." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've heard of a couple instances where interview offers were either 1) not received by the applicant (in my case) or 2) never sent to the applicant. I would make sure that the applicant received the interview offer before we call the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having an online portal would have helped rather than having the paper application. I forgot to make a copy of mine, so I could not clearly remember what I put on the supplemental application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the pizza party but I was concern that it put some students at advantage to have the pizza party before their interview; half of the students already had the interview but half were not at the time of the party." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing they were wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was wonderful, but it would have been nice to have a more structured interview day like other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a more open-house sort of day for students like purdue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe revise emails during the application process to advertise looking over the frequently asked questions on the website; there is a lot of useful information there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked how we had time to talk to other applicants and K-State veterinary students while we were waiting before our interviews, it calmed my nerves a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. I like how simple the supplemental application is. I don't know why we send a copy of GRE scores though?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They did a fantastic job of answering any and all questions within 24 hours. There was no mention of a tour when I was there, so I did not get one, unfortunately." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because the interview was during christmas break on a sunday, the school and hospital were pretty empty. It would be nice to be there when more was going on!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better tour guide screening!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed the day after the pizza party, but I felt sorry for the people who interviewed the first day before the party. The "party" was more of an information session, and it gave me a lot of good information about the school that I was able to use in my interview. If I had interviewed before the pizza part I definitely would have felt as though I was at a disadvantage." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were very friendly and responsive when I spoke with them. I left a message asking about timing for my flight and interview and Janel Koons called me back the next day to answer my question." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, everything was wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, everyone was wonderful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, everyone was friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"None; everyone responded to my questions quickly and thoroughly, and staff and faculty are extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Put together a more concrete informational session. I wish there had been more planned events for the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Note that the tours also leave from the check in conference room in the information e-mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"A few more details about the structure of the interview/tour day in the interview invite email would be really helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem to do a great job and I can't think of much they could do better. It would be nice to be able to see more of the hospital "in action." I know interviews are on weekends when most of the hospital is closed, and lots of tours could interfere with operations, but still I don't feel we really got too much out of hospital tour by walking through a mostly empty building and hallways." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I had a wonderful time and was very impressed by the school, the interviewers, all the student ambassadors, and I felt that the interview went really well." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time when you worked with a team and had to get them on board with something." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would a animals right activist dislike that an animal welfare activist be unconcerned about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Difference between animal welfare and animal right" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself (Not really a question but it is at the same time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said that you're an only child, how have you learned to work through conflicts with others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Kansas State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why Kansas, and how did I get here? (All asked together)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the difference between animal rights and animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some traits you value in a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why K-State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights, and which side are you on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to K-State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself, why vet med? Why K-State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Kansas State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 qualities do you believe a veterinarian should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you defend animal research as an ethical practice to a lobbyist against it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were pet stores like 100 years ago? (specific to my application; my family owns pet stores--so know the history if you are using family business material)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is physics used in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between a heifer and a ____ (it sounds very similar to heifer but is a breed of cow)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since submitting your vet school application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Right out of the box was their infamous three-parter: a) what makes you unique? b) why vet med? and c) why k-state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Started the interview with: Why are you a unique applicant, why vet med, why kstate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever set a goal and did not achieve it? How did that affect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you failed a class in veterinary school? (the only question that I didn't immediately know an answer too)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of things do you vaccinate cattle for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe your leadership style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to differently in veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some common characteristics that you saw in the vets you have worked with that made them good vets." More from this Member | Report Response

"why vet med/why k state" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like they start every interview off the same, they tell you about them, and ask you to tell them about you and why vet med. They did not specifically ask why K-state but they asked how many schools I applied to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my trip to Peru to work with alpacas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Vet Med and Why K-State (first question)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Integrity in your opinion (since I brought it up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in society today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain how a specific veterinarian can practice unethically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a person that you look up to and would like to meet/why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I see you majored in French... How do you think that will benefit you as a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose (your undergraduate institution)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the role of a veterinarian is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where I get my news from and about a current event." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you opinions on declawing cats?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Current news topic that impacts Vets" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you would have changed about your undergraduate education, if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep up on current events?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite part of biology" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of integrity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why K-State? Why vet med? (All in one question!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you feel about the idea of changing the term pet "Owner" to pet "Guardian"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?/What was your most challenging class? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The dreaded "Tell us about yourself and why vet med?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the horse slaughter ban?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell us about yourself that will make you distinct among the other students that we interview today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes you stand out from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something about yourself that you think would serve you well as a vet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why vet med, and why k-state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you felt like you were a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many horses are at the rescue you volunteer at and how do you feel about the recent legislation passed banning horse slaughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know of some current legislation related to animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress, and what do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in vet school and saw one of your classmates cheating during a test, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your veterinary experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Difference between animal rights and animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whats the difference between animal welfare and animal rights?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were several questions about my specific experiences (research and clinical), such as how many veterinarians are currently at the hospital I work in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about California's Proposition 2? How does it relate to the quail industry (in reference to my experience raising quail)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know about Prop 2? (tell us about it and your stance)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you first get interested in veterinary medicine and what have you done to pursue the career since? How did you hear about Kansas State and what interests you about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you think veterinarians should play in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the good qualities of a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would the bumper sticker of your life say?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've had a lot of interesting experiences...why don't you start by telling us about them. (The whole interview grew out of this.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (I answered in terms of where I was born and have lived... my educational history..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the challenges facing veterinary medicine in the next 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to prepare a presentation to present to a large group of people would you rather work alone, in a group of 3 or in a group of 8 or 9 students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you improved your application since the last time you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is B.S.E?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your study skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were in private practice in an affluent area and an animal in which a spay was performed by another competing veterinarian came in that developed a hernia? What would you say to the client?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself for us." More from this Member | Report Response

"A family comes in with an 11 month year old puppy that they can not control due to poor behavoir. They want it put down, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a vet adn not a PhD student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an item from the grocery store that is animal based and tell me how it got there." More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of my major will influence me in vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define maturity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something going on in the news that relates to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you made a bumber sticker about yourself what would it say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"animal welfare/animal rights" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is hoof and mouth disease? Do you think it was necessary to cull all of those cows in England? What about a vaccine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the governer of NY? Who is the mayor of NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were to create a bumper sticker for yourself, what words or phrase would you put on the sticker?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about a specific class I took (Slavic Vampires)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field do you want to go into and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to tell them all about my research, and where "we" as a scientific community are with it (WNS research and bats)" More from this Member | Report Response

"With the increase in population, what is something veterinarians need to change to address the issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had significantly improved my GRE scores from the first time I took it and they asked me how I did that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the moment you decided you wanted to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from traveling around the world and how does that relate to veterinary?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussed antibiotic resistance per my research interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some differences between shelter medicine and private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do we do a good job of raising food animals in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between a heifer and a hereford?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sources do you use to get your news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my artwork that had been published." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a current event in the US. They followed up by asking, "Who was Nelson Mandela?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will physics help you in vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me very specific terms from statistics because I had taken stats in my undergrad (freshmen year). They asked what is non-response bias and variance related to statistics." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the beef industry in the USA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i will list two, because the first one is something that would tailor only me: 1) tell us more about lure coursing! we do not know what that is. 2) how is physics used in veterinary medicine? (i got ecstatic with this question because i LOVE physics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We discussed the research I did while abroad and as if in a comfortable conservation with a friend, they were very interested and asked me questions throughout my explanation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most rewarding thing (in your opinion) for vets in private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of leadership role would take in your community as a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that our communities will need to work on in the next five years that is not related to veterinary medicine? (I thought the question was kind of vague but I was able to come up with a response about working together, not sure if its what they wanted though....)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular stands out as being too unusual or unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you apply from your physics classes to vet medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't have any interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your family member (who is in the veterinary field) encourage or try to persuade you to pursue vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most number of pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that you've done and how long did it take you? (mentioned it in a sentence on my app)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class you took as an undergraduate and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will be making, salary-wise, when you get out of school and how many hours per week do you think you'll be working?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the current laws of owning an exotic animal in KS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in your international vet work that you want to bring back here to the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing stands out." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it that caused your view of animal agriculture to change, do you feel it was forced on you by your undergrad, and what was your thought process in changing your perception?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about a case that stood out to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think euthanasia is a better alternative than an animal being crammed in a cage in a no kill shelter for the rest of its life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the issue of overpopulation in horses if you were given the opportunity to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of PETA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the coolest thing you have ever seen when doing a necropsy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about breed-specific legislation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I spoke a lot about wildlife conservation so they asked me how i feel hunting plays a role in that." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a veterinarian you will work with mainly other women. Do you feel that you are “one of the girls” and can go out socializing with them? Or do you feel that you should separate yourself from them? Tell me about how women veterinarians that you’ve worked with have handled that situation and then how you would." More from this Member | Report Response

"What books do you read? (A follow up to what I do to relax)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there is pet overpopulation problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How do you feel about No Kill movement?" This is an interesting debate in the field, and I have given it a lot of thought over the years so I feel I was able to give a good, reasonable answer. I think with most of these questions, they were trying to get a feel if given my background/goal in shelter med, I might be too much of a softie or "bleeding heart." They need to see that you can grasp all sides of an issue rationally, and not just be ruled by emotions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do veterinarians have in communicating with the public/government about breed bans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about some of the unusual experiences that I had listed on my app; specifically the research in which I participated and worked with Bald Eagles. We talked about the toxicology work and they informed me of a possible connection at the school to continue similar studies." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make your family vet a good one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about sign language and flute playing which were on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Various questions about past experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What honor meant the most to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the use of animals in entertainment, for example dog/horse racetracks, circuses, and zoos to some extent" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on hot branding?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know about the Amanda Knox case? (since I studied abroad in Italy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the situation in this country with horses, and the overpopulation problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've never heard of field hockey. Give me a one minute synopsis of the game. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are a veterinarian's moral obligations to his or her community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is a philanthropist who wants to donate one million dollars to a charity, which charity would you convince him/her to donate it to and how would you achieve that? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the current Vice President?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think influences behavior more - genetics or environment? " More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my minor (in a humanities field) and how it would relate to veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep up with the news? What is something new that is happening in embryology (in reference to my experience in this field)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research experience, not specifically what you have done, but how have they influenced your opinion of the field and what kinds of things have you learned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the E.U.'s ban on hormone-treated beef?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts about amputating an animal's leg for no reason other than to learn for a class. (he clarified that the animal would have no real need to have its leg amputated)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the U.S. shipping horse meat for other people around the world to eat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that bovine castration is painful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does dentistry compare to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you know about the veterinarian in New England who discovered screwworms in a dog?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what it was like working at Banfield." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the research you did in Baja, Mexico. (I did rodent species diversity and population, studied bird species and methods of capturing food, ant studies and plant fauna)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could sum up myself on a bumpersticker, what would it say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you concerned about fly strike in the calves that you castrated in Belize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a joke from your stand-up comedy routine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about research on animals." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you like your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important issue facing this country in the next 2 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''What do you like to read?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between a heifer and a herfer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are hyenas cats?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to make a bumper sticker about yourself what would it say? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What direction does the water flow in the Boston Mountains (AR)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In my opinion, what are the qualities of a good veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you made a bumber sticker about yourself what would it say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking about current events, I mentioned Asian Bird Flu, they asked how it was being spread both locally and internationally." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a coggins test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''you have really good grades and a lot of experience. why do you want to come to Kstate over a school closer to your home?''" More from this Member | Report Response

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